Nine To Noon for Wednesday 27 November 2019
09:05 Christchurch mosque widow thanks New Zealand
The Christchurch Foundation has announced how it will distribute $9 million donated to the victims of the mosque shootings. It's just over eight months since a lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques and wounded 40. The Foundation is to pay $70 thousand to each of the widows and $25 thousand to those who were shot and injured, as well as establish several welfare funds to support victims. Hamimah Tuyan lost her husband Zekeriya Tuyan in the Al Noor Mosque attack. The couple met in Singapore before moving to Christchurch five years ago to do her PhD at Canterbury University. Hamimah moved back to Singapore with their two young boys two years ago and her husband remained in New Zealand with his job in IT. They Skyped every weekend, and met up twice a year as a family. She tells Kathryn she and the other widows of the mosque attacks are eternally grateful for the support they've received from New Zealanders, including the money they'll receive from the Christchurch Foundation.
09:20 Christchurch mosque victim: 'Young widows need ongoing support'
Shadia Amin's 68-year-old husband Ahmed Abdel-Ghany died at the Al Noor Mosque. Her son, Omar, was late to Friday prayers, otherwise he too could have been a victim. Shadia and Ahmed came to New Zealand from Egypt 23 years ago. She says she is grateful for the money she will receive from the Christchurch Foundation but worries about the young widows with very young children, who she says need ongoing support.
09:35 Christchurch mosque bullet injured lives with 'constant pain'
Sheikh Hasan Rubel was shot three times inside the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Ave. The 34-year-old accountant suffered injuries to his stomach, legs and feet and spent ten weeks in hospital, and has had four operations. Fragments of bullet were recently found in his jaw. He tells Kathryn Ryan he is in constant pain and can only work half a day a week.
09:45 Christchurch mosque attack: lessons for government
Raf Manji is an independent adviser to the Christchurch Foundation, who was tasked with consulting the Mosque shooting bereaved and victims and recommending how the money should be distributed. Since March 15, he's held 166 meetings with individuals and groups. He says there are many lessons to be learned from the government's response in the aftermath of the shooting.
10:05 Chinese spies, Westpac scandal, police investigate minister
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about the domestic spy agency investigating two sets of allegations related to nefarious Chinese activity in Australia, including the mysterious death of a Chinese-Australian man. She'll also look at the fallout for Westpac from the resignation of its CEO over a failure to report millions of suspect international transactions, the investigation into federal energy and climate change minister Angus Taylor over his possible use of a fraudulent document to score a political point over Sydney's Lord Mayor and new fires have been sparked by lightning from yesterday's freak storm in Sydney.
10:15 The Aussie tech entrepreneur taking on the big players
Ruslan Kogan is a man with his fingers in many pies. the head of a company that offers a range of services to Australian consumers - everything from internet, mobile, travel and insurance - and he's just launched into the New Zealand mobile market. His entrepreneurship started not long after his parents emigrated to Australia from Belarus. As a 10-year-old he would pick up lost golf balls from the local course, package them up in an egg carton and sell them back to golfers at the weekend. Now his company Kogan.com is worth more than $600 million dollars.
10:40 Book review - Queer Objects
Chris Tse reviews Queer Objects by Chris Brickell and Judith Collard (Eds). Published by Otago University Press.
10:50 The Reading
In Hot Fragrant Delicious by Ngaire Mune. read by the late Nancy Brunning.
11:05 Music with RNZ's Charlotte Ryan
This Saturday on Music 101, from midday Charlotte Ryan is counting down the top 21 NZ albums of the 21st century in a celebration of local music from the past 20 years. She shares a few of her favourites from 2000, 2010, and finally, a more recent choice.
11:20 Worth a detour: The travel guide to hidden Kiwi gems
Author Peter Janssen has spent years travelling around New Zealand, finding all the out-of-the-way places that are worth a look. And, helpfully, he's compiled them into two new books - just in time for the summer holidays. The first is 'Worth a Detour: North Island', and the second, 'Worth a Detour: South Island.' Inside are all the hidden places and unusual destinations with the detail that usually only the locals can tell you. He joins Kathryn to share some of his favourite destinations.
11:45 Golden loo update, around the galleries this summer
Arts correspondent Courtney Johnston joins Kathryn for an update on Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan's missing solid gold toilet, and a trip around the motu highlighting exhibitions to see over the summer break.