Thursday September 7
Grahame Inglis is an Orthopaedic surgeon who was one of 74 surgeons to sign a letter protesting a government policy that forces district health boards to remove patient's names from surgery waiting lists, if there is no guarantee they will be treated within six months. Karleen Edwards is the acting CEO of the Canterbury District Health Board, which last month removed 5,000 people from its waiting lists.
Alison Sykora works for Coca Cola Oceania, which owns a number of drinks brands, including Coca Cola. Green MP Sue Kedgley is the Chair of the Health Select Committee that heard a submission yesterday from Coca Cola Oceania, and McDonalds New Zealand, that legislation controlling the sale or marketing of their products isn't necessary.
Paul Henry spoke to author Ken Haley about his book 'Emails from the Edge'. The award-winning Australian journalist travelled across Europe and Asia for two years experiencing the real Middle Eastern way of life. Ken even had a rare encounter with Osama Bin Laden.
Kay Gregory spoke with Francesca Rudkin about the film remake of Miami Vice.
Paul Henry spoke to Garth McVicar of the Sensible Sentencing Trust about the sentencing of Ngati Rewiti. Rewiti was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison for dropping a concrete slab onto Auckland's southern motorway, which killed motorist Chris Curry. McVicor described the sentencing as pathetic.
Health correspondent Lorelei Mason spoke to Kay Gregory about the latest troubles hitting DHBs. There's been another week of pressure for health bosses with the threat of more industrial action. Yesterday Canterbury DHB received a letter of complaint from surgeons about the Governments 6-month waiting list system.
During World War Two, three and a half million British children were forced to leave their families to seek shelter with strangers in rural parts of Britain, and in Britain's dominions. Reporter Rebekah Cashen met some of them to hear their stories.
Paul Henry talked to former child evacuees Jean Young and Aline Gee about their experiences of being sent away from their homes and families during World War Two.