Nine To Noon for Monday 2 November 2020
09:05 New ministerial line up announced at 1pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is preparing to announce the new government's ministerial line-up, and except for two it'll be an executive of Labour ministers. The Greens have already signed a co-operation agreement with Labour giving the party two ministerial positions in return for not opposing Labour on confidence and supply. The Greens' co-leaders, James Shaw and Marama Davidson are each taking portfolios outside of Cabinet. Kathryn speaks with RNZ's Political Editor Jane Patterson.
09:10 Urgent roadmap for mental health needed: Commissioner
The Mental Health Commissioner is calling on the new government to take urgent action on mental health and draw up a road map for progress by the end of the year. Kevin Allan wants a clear plan for implementing the recommendations of the government inquiry into mental health and addiction, which was completed in 2018. In the 2019 so-called Well Being Budget, $1.9 billion was announced to help the one in five New Zealanders who experience mental illness or significant mental distress. Two years on from the inquiry report, Mr Allan says there's a pressing need for more progress - particularly for Maori. He speaks with Kathryn, along with Maria Baker, Chief Executive of the Maori health organisation Te Rau Ora and Shaun Robinson, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation.
09:30 End of Life Choice Act: almost two thirds in favour
The End of Life Choice Act will come into force in a year's time. According to preliminary referendum results released on Friday afternoon, 65.2 percent have voted in favour of the End of Life Choice Act. The final results, including special votes, will be released on Friday. The "Yes" vote triggers legislation which has already passed through Parliament. Kathryn Ryan discusses the outcome with "Yes for Compassion", fomer husband of Lecretia Seales, Matt Vickers, and palliative care specialist and New Zealand's representative of The Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Dr Catherine D'Souza.
09:45 Canada correspondent Salimah Shivji
The latest on an attack in Quebec by a medieval-dressed man with a sword that left two people dead. Canada's government is carefully watching and planning for what the US election result will yield. America is Canada's largest trade partner, so Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is bracing for all scenarios.
Salimah Shivji is a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau, based in Ottawa.
10:05 New Zealand's oldest knife making company
Gareth Hughes is the proud owner of New Zealand's oldest knife-making company - Victory Knives. The business was founded in 1927 by Edward Goddard, a master cutler from England who emigrated here. World War 2 saw a huge boom for Victory Knives when it became a major supplier of combat knives for the U.S. Army. These days all major meat and fish processing companies in New Zealand and Australia use Victory Knives and its divers knives are in demand by commercial divers all over the world request the Victory Knives Divers Knife. Gareth is a keen fisherman and hunter who's always known the value of a good knife.
10:35 Book review - The Harpy by Megan Hunter
Stella Chrysostomou of VOLUME Books reviews The Harpy by Megan Hunter, published by Pan Macmillan.
A marriage, a betrayal and a punishment. An exploration of love, revenge and female rage drawing on mythology and the dark recesses of the psyche, with precision and spine-chilling unease, set in the normality of the suburban middle-class home.
10:45 The Reading
All Who Live on Islands. Written and read by Rose Lu.
11:05 Political commentators Mills & Morten
More on Cabinet's new lineup and the Green Party's place in the new government. And with the preliminary results out, has the result in the cannabis referendum drawn a line under any future reform of the law?
Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research , which is the polling firm used by Labour. He is former political adviser to two Labour governments.
Brigitte Morten is a senior consultant with public and commercial law firm Franks & Ogilvie and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government.
11:30 Seed to cup. Northland coffee growing entrepreneurs
Rob and Carol Schluter run Ikarus Coffee New Zealand's only commercial coffee plantation. For the last 3 years they have been experimenting with commercial growing, despite the berries being associated with much warmer climes. Northland's Pekerau Hills, are around 1200km outside the normal coffee growing belt. So what have they learned? Kathryn chats to Rob Schluter.
11:45 What to look for when buying an apartment
More and more apartments are being built; Bill McKay gives some tips when buying in the first of a two-part series.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.