Nine To Noon for Tuesday 8 October 2019
09:05 Parent visa reaction - "gutted and betrayed"
A New Zealand immigration lawyer say his clients have been left reeling by the news that the reinstated parent visa category only caters to the country's top earners. Yesterday the government announced it will bring back the parent visa category, which National suspended out of concern sponsors were not honouring commitments to support their parents financially. But now the parent category comes with a tough income requirement for the child sponsor, as as well as a cap on the number of parents who can come. This, opponents say, rules out many migrants who are middle income earners, including some who are highly skilled. Aaron Martin, Principal Immigration Lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law says the income threshold is too high and excludes many people with skills that New Zealand had been seeking to attract.
09:25 Street - rough sleeping in Auckland
A new book, Street gives an insight into the lives of some of Auckland's rough sleepers. We hear Taylor Banks' story of her time living on the streets. Also Kathryn speaks to community worker Julia West from Merge, which is a cafe and community in Auckland's Karangahape Road run by the Lifewise Trust.
09:45 USA correspondent - Susan Milligan
The threat of impeachment grows for President Donald Trump as a second whistleblower emerges.
10:05 Moon mission 2024. Yes it's rocket science.
NASA Senior Engineer Tim Atkins talks to Kathryn Ryan about the future of deep space exploration and the progress made to date by the space agency in putting humans back on the moon by 2024. He's in Alabama's "Rocket City", home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center which is developing a Space Launch System poised to be the most powerful rocket in history.
Tim Atkins manages avionics requirements, testing, and analyses for key components of the Artemis Programs, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center: the Space Launch System and Human Lander. He is also the University of Canterbury Erskine Fellow 2019.
10:35 Book review - Bedlam by Derek Landy
Anna Daniell reviews Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 12) by Derek Landy. The book is published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
There's been a very cool response from various parties to a report advocating various activities close down the Ports of Auckland. TVNZ's annual report sheds only a little new light on the economics of its burgeoning on demand business, and the Takeover Panel receives complaints about the offer for NZ Oil & Gas.
11:30 Clova Bay: life in the Marlborough Sounds' remote Clova Bay
Marion Day talks with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon about life in remote Clova Bay in Pelorus Sound. She and partner Steve Podjursky moved there 10 years ago from their farm in Bay of Plenty. Marion has written a book called Passion: Living, Feasting and Writing deep in the Marlborough Sounds.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin's views on the Media Council's right to censure the ODT over publishing a photograph of an obsessive-compulsive woman in court. Also an opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taking legal action against British tabloids over intrusive behaviour.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Music played in this show
Artist: Angelique Te Runa
Song: Ka ao
Artist: Bon Voyage Organisation
Artist: PJ Harvey
Song: Let England Shake
Artist: Dexter Story