The disgraced former chief executive of the Waikato District Health Board got the job despite being fired from a job in Canada. Geoff Plimmer of Vitoria University explains if CEO applicants CVs undergo slacker scrutiny than those lower down the pecking order.
Beer writer Neil Miller talks about a new scientific experiment making something that tastes like hops from mint and basil and brewers yeast. Growing hops uses a lot of water so is this the future for a sustainable beer?
Tauranga's mayor turned down an invitation to tonight's dinner where the guest of honour is Barack Obama. We talk to Greg Brownless about why he chose to keep his commitment to attend a citizenship ceremony in his city this afternoon.
Colony, cage and aviary. What's the difference in the housing for these egg-producing hens? The egg industry says its phasing out cages but Deirdre Sims of Direct Animal Action says the alternative isn't much better.
Three prongs to this chat about health crises. It's more than just about health according to Panelist Kerry Spackman. And we talk to Karen Guilliland of the College of Midwives about the stresses and strains in her sector.