Nine To Noon for Monday 14 October 2019
09:05 NZ Rugby buys stake in Sky
New Zealand Rugby is to take a 5 percent stake in Sky as it unveils a new broadcast deal. In the latest twist in broadcasting rights news, Sky says it has secured the rights to broadcast SANZAAR rugby matches until 2025. Sky says thge broadcast rights include exclusive coverage of all Investec Rugby Championship, Steinlager Series, Investec Super Rugby, Mitre 10 Cup and all New Zealand's other domestic competitions, including women's competitions like the Farah Palmer Cup. Sky's share price has fallen by more than 20 per cent following news late last week that Spark has won rights to domestic cricket, including Black Caps matches in New Zealand. What's behind New Zealand Rugby buying shares in Sky? Kathryn talks with Grant Davies, an Investment Adviser with Hamilton Hindin Greene.
09:20 What's the impact of scrapping power users' fixed low charge?
One of the recommendations of this year's Electricity Price Review was to phase out the fixed daily charge for low users, which the government has agreed with. The 30 cent daily charge is available to those customers who use less than 8000 kWh in the North Island or less than 9000 in the lower South Island. But what will the phasing out mean for those people who use less power because they've invested in solar technology or insulating their homes? Or those households with lower incomes? Kathryn is joined by Eric Pyle, who's the director of public affairs and policy for Solar City and Bern Sommerfeld, who is the Energy Chair for Grey Power.
09:20 School principals' warning over "confusing" donation scheme
School principals say there is confusion and uncertainty around the government's donations scheme, which may lead to some trips and activities not going ahead. Schools have a month to sign up to the scheme, where they'll receive 150 dollars per student in return for not asking parents for any donations for core curricular activities. So far, a third of the country's 1700 schools have opted in. Kathryn talks with PPTA Secondary Principals' Council chair James Morris and Michael Williams, Principal of Pakuranga College.
09:45 Crunch week for Brexit and Scottish independence hopes revived
European correspondent, Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to talk about the critical week looming for Boris Johnson as he tries to get a Brexit deal done before an EU summit on Thursday and Friday. Amid the Brexit drama, the leader of the Scottish National Party says she'll make a request for a new referendum on independence "within weeks". And final preparations are underway in Spain to exhume the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco, but an exact date hasn't been given amid the move's controversy.
10:05 Learning to love learning
Can the three C's of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration be taught? Is it possible to teach students how to have an appetite for learning? Kathryn speaks with renowned neuroscientist, educator and author, Dr Jared Cooney Horvath. He is the author of five books and countless research articles and has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Southern California, and the University of Melbourne. Dr Horvath says the most important 21st Century skill our children should be learning is how to love learning - and this can be done. He's in New Zealand with support from the US Embassy for the AUT Project Connect talk event tomorrow night.
10:35 Book review - Cold Fear by Mads Peder Nordbo
John King reviews Cold Fear by Mads Peder Nordbo, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti read by Mitch Thomas. Episode 3 of 12
11:05 Political commentators Hooton & Mills
Matthew and Stephen join Kathryn to talk about the large surplus, how the Greens are getting the coalition treatment, former Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon eyeing up National's Botany seat and the leaks from New Zealand First.
Matthew Hooton is an Auckland based consultant and lobbyist and Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.
11:30 The Kiwi patisserie master making it big in London
Heather Kaniuk left New Zealand at 19 and has worked in some of the world's top restaurants, including at Gordon Ramsay's flagship London restaurant Maze. She's now a patisserie master, and has worked as an executive pastry chef at five-star restaurants the London Shangri-La at the Shard and Hyde Park's Mandarin Oriental. Her latest venture with partner Graham Hornigold is called Long Boys - finger doughnuts made with a lighter brioche base and fresh fillings. She Shares a recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Cake - a great treat for Halloween!
11:45 How can we ensure our new houses are good quality?
As our cities become ever more dense, how can we make sure what we're building is of good quality? Architect Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about a few crucial things that must happen when the RMA changes.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.