Wed Feb 2: Working mums; Weight loss
Story One - Women in the Workforce
Prime Minister Helen Clark's State of the Nation speech yesterday included plans to encourage women to return to the workforce. Amongst the suggestions being looked at are extending the eligibility criteria for childcare subsidies, longer parental leave periods and improved pay for women. Hannah Hodson meets one mum who prefers to stay at home with the kids and Bryan Seymour talks to one who's happy to work. And in the studio Susan Wood talks to Helen Clark about the proposed initiatives.
Story Two - Update on the Pope's Condition
CNN Vatican analyst Delia Gallagher gives an update the condition of 84-year-old Pope John Paul II, who was rushed to hospital in Rome suffering from breathing difficulties brought on by the 'flu.
Story Three - Beating the Obesity Cycle
Hannan talks to Kelly and her mother Tina who have turned their
lives around with a determined effort to lose weight. Kelly has
lost more than 60 kilos over the past year; her mother Tina over
40. When Kelly joined Weight Watchers a year ago, she was
desperate. She wouldn't even walk as far as her own letterbox and
knew her life was at risk. Her mother, determined to help her
daughter live, decided to join her in her huge challenge. Now the
pair have rebuilt their relationship and changed their lives - and
Kelly knows she will be there for her three children.