Nine To Noon for Thursday 25 May 2017
09:05 Public sector union welcomes investigation of Auditor General
The public sector union says it's crucial that an investigation into how whistle blowers were treated at the Ministry of Transport gets to the bottom of what happened. Yesterday, Martin Matthews stood down as Auditor General - the top official auditing the public sector, while a review is conducted into his suitability for the role. The review will consider his conduct during a major fraud that was carried out by a senior manager, under his watch at the Transport Ministry. The State Services Commission also announced it is taking over an investigation into whether whistle blowers were forced out of the ministry by Harrison. Kathryn talks with PSA National Secretary Glenn Barclay.
09:25 Global tech recruits sample Capital living
Wellington's global job seeker campaign, LookSee, attracted international headlines and applications from an incredible 48,000 prospective employees from the tech sector. Just under 100 were chosen. They are here in the capital this week for job interviews and to meet with employers. Kathryn Ryan talks to would-be workers, Sean Fisher and Darren Kidd as well as David Jones from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.
09:30 Michelle Connell: Off The Beaten Track
Kathryn Ryan interviews Michele Connell, one of the founders of Off The Beaten Track, a new website which is hoping to offer an Air BnB-like service to private landowners who are happy to host tourists on their farms, vineyards and orchards.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
Matthew discusses the latest news from the bombing in Manchester and the suspended election campaign.
10:05 The inside story of the Volkswagen scandal
When news of Volkswagen's 'clean diesel' fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around not only the automaker industry, but the world. The cover-up involving 11 million vehicles worldwide has so far cost the company US$25 billion, numerous resignations and several criminal charges. So, from the rise of 'the people's car' during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most trusted global brands, how did Volkswagen fall so far? Kathryn speaks with the author of Faster, Higher, Farther - The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal, Jack Ewing.
10:35 Book review
Jane Westaway reviews The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New Technology with Robbie Allan
Robbie explains how driverless cars claimed their first CEO scalp, why Sky TV is on the ropes and a new high for Bitcoin.
11:25 Waste-free parenting - can it be done ?
Cloth nappy days are here again! Kathryn Ryan talks to waste free parenting advocate Kate Meads aka The Nappy Lady Kate Meads runs a waste-free parenting workshop where she speaks about reducing waste and boosting the family budget, by using things like reusable nappies and menstrual cups.
11:45 TV Review: Lara Strongman
Lara Strongman has been watching My Party Song on Maori TV, and All Change at Longleat on Prime.