Mon Mar 28: Disabled Workers; Peter Gordon; Paul Hester
Disabled Workers to Get More
Mark Hannan looks at the impact of the government move to ensure disabled people are paid the minimum wage. On the face of it, the proposed legislation seems fair, but some employers say the move jeopardises work for the disabled. In the studio Mark Sainsbury discusses the issue with Robyn Stent, former Health and Disability Commissioner and Mark Gourley, representing disabled workers.
Top Chef Comes Home
Kiwi celebrity chef Peter Gordon has come home to open a new restaurant, Dine, at Sky City in Auckland. Reporter Robyn Janes caught up with one of New Zealand's best known culinary kings. who hails from Wanganui but has spent more than 20 years in London wowing diners with his flair for fusion.
R.I.P Paul Hester
The drummer for Split Enz and Crowded House was known for his humour and energy. But on Saturday he succumbed to depression, taking his own life. The music world mourns the loss and Close Up pays tribute.