Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 June 2014
09:05 Labour's David Cunliffe on his leadership
Revelations that Labour leader David Cunliffe has had some previous involvement with controversial Chinese businessman, Donghua Liu. The Labour leader has previously attacked National over their links with Donghua Liu. But after saying that he never met Mr Liu or advocated on his behalf, Mr. Cunliffe's staff discovered a letter from 2003, when he was not a Minister, a letter that was written in his capacity as the MP for New Lynn.
It said he had been, "approached my constituent Donghua Liu who is concerned at the time it is taking to process his Investment Category application". David Cunliffe's letter has been used by his political opponents to continue their attack on his credibility, after revelations that Mr. Liu had also donated to Labour. A more serious threat to Mr Cunliffe's leadership is the latest poll out this morning, which shows Labour drawing a miserable 23 percent, with National sitting pretty at 56. If confirmed by subsequent polls, that would see the seats of several MPs at risk in the September 20 election, include some senior MPs.
09:30 Are electric cars becoming more viable?
Andrew Bayliss is the motoring advice manager for the Automobile Association.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall
World-renowned conservationist, primatologist, ethologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dame Jane Goodall talks to Kathryn about her extraordinary life. Jane Goodall’s work with the Gombe chimpanzees in Tanzania during the 1960s brought ground-breaking knowledge of the species and the close evolutionary and behavioural bonds shared between chimpanzees and humans. Her observations of watching chimpanzees use sticks to collect termites for food dispelled the belief that only humans create tools. Goodall has just celebrated her 80th birthday. She’ll talk about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, working to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe, her youth program Roots & Shoots, and her optimism for the future of humankind.
10:35 Book review: Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Published by Little, Brown. Reviewed by Louise O'Brien, this book is the hotly-anticipated second book in the Cormoran Strike detective series, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
10:45 The Reading: A Pig Tale by Susy Pointon
A tale of Jackie's wandering pet pig and its effect on her neighbour. (Part 1 of 2).
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Technology commentator Sarah Putt discusses who will purchase Orcon?; the evolving Android operating system; and wearable tech in the workplace.
11:20 Parenting - Brook Turner on mentoring and motivating teenagers
Brook Turner, youth worker and chief executive of the youth organisation Zeal, talks about mentoring and motivating teenagers. He'll explain from his experiences as a youth worker of many years' experience, how to talk to young people about their futures, and encourage them to figure out what they'd most like to do.
Send in your questions for Brook via email@example.com, or text us on 2101.
11:45 TV reviewer Nick Grant
Discusses three New Zealand shows: 'The Man Who Knew Too Much', 'War News' and 'Hope and Wire'.
Music played in this show
Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Song: Agua de Beber
Composer: Jobim/De Moraes
Album: Compact Jazz - Astrud Gilberto
Artist: John Hiatt
Song: Have a Little Faith in Me
Album: Bring In The Family
Song: Buffalo Town