Nine To Noon for Tuesday 16 November 2010
09:05 Reverse equity mortgages
Deborah Battell, Banking Ombudsman on increasing number of complaints over the cost of mortgage break fees.
In her annual report, the Ombudsman says the fallout from the recession has led to many complaints and disputes from customers wanting to break out of fixed term mortgages due to financial difficulties.
09:20 Quad bike safety rules
Geraint Emrys, Labour Department's chief health and safety adviser; Kirsten Lovelock, Injury prevention researcher at Otago University; Charlie Pedersen, Chair of FarmSafe, an ACC and Federated Farmers initiative, which aims to reduce agriculture and horticulture accidents by providing training, assessment and services.
The Labour Department has just announced a raft of measures aimed at curbing the high rates of death and injury from quad bikes. The changes come after Wellington coroner Ian Smith criticised the Government for failing to bolster the law around ATVs. More than 100 New Zealanders have died in quad bike accidents in the last decade.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Leah Chishugi - Rwandan genocide survivor
Leah Chishugi was left for dead under a pile of corpses during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda but managed to escape with her son to Uganda and eventually to South Africa, where she was miraculously reunited with her husband. Leah finally settled in the UK and set up a charity, Everything is a Benefit, to help the women and children of eastern Congo.
A Long Way From Paradise
Published by Virago
10:30 Book Review with Emma Hart
The Dress Circle: NZ Fashion Design Since 1940 edited by Lloyd Jenkins and Renault Hammond
Published by Random House NZ / Godwit
10:45 Reading. Testing by Paula Morris
Mark wants to write but takes a job being a test marker for American high school students. (Part 2 of 2)
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
Trade negotiations, the domestic economy and the joint Vodafone-Telecom bid on rural broadband.
Tim Alpe, CEO of Jucy Rentals and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The use of violent, macho and militaristic imagery in the media.