On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Environment report - soil quality
Brent Clothier from Hort Research speaking about soil quality; Ken Taylor, Environment Canterbury, speaking about water quality; and Sue Powell, General Manager Local Government Group, Ministry of the Environment

9:30 Career Change
Colin Smithies, Publican turned University Lecturer. He was a publican in Tapanui, Southland, then went back to university as an adult and is now a lecturer in Economics at Otago University.

9:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan

10:05 88 year old UK ballet dancer
John Lowe, debut onstage ballet performance

10:20 Earthrace
Pete Bethune, Skipper of EARTHRACE, a biofuel powered "wave peircing" boat which attempted to set a new speed record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat.

10:40 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

'Girl Stuff' by Kaz Cooke
ISBN 978-0670-02887-0

'You Shut Up' by Eva Maria
(Axas Publishing)
ISBN 978-0-473-13122-7

'The Girlo Travel Survival Guide' by Anthea Paul
(Allen and Unwin)
ISBN 978-1-74175-376-9

10:50 Book Reading: 'Just Who Does he think He Is?'
Written and read by George Webby
(Part 8 of 10)

11:05 Music with Manu Taylor

The Vipers - 'Night & Day'
(self released by The Vipers)

Gillian Whitehead/Richard Nunns/NZ String Quartet/Alexa Still/Tuhonohono - 'Puhake Ki Te Rangi'
(Atoll Records)

Andrew White - 'Traces of Silver'
(Candyrat Records)

11:30 Sport commentator Richard Becht

11:45 Week That Was
Radar and Michelle A'Court take a light hearted look at the events that shaped this week.