On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 HMNZS Canterbury
Phil Goff, Minister of Defence; and Jack Welch, Retired Rear Admiral who wrote a discussion paper about the use of multi role vessels by the Navy and the pros and cons of the different types of vessels.

9:30 Whaling, and the state of the International Whaling Committee
Dr Scott Baker, Professor of Molecular Ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland and Co-Director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University.

9:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Pony Club
Stacey Gregg, former fashion editor turned children's author.

Pony Club Secrets series:
Destiny and the Wild Horses
Mystic and the Midnight Ride
Blaze and the Dark Rider
Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies
(HarperCollins UK)

10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad - 'Christ Clone' by David McLeod
(Black Swan ISBN 978 186 941 9592)

10:45 Book Reading: 'Just Who Does he think He Is?'
Written & read by George Webby
(Part 10 of 10)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:30 Anti social pre-schoolers
Discussion with Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, Trustee of National Kohanga Reo Trust, Deputy Chair of Maori Education Trust; Margaret Beasdale, senior kindergarten teacher; and John Tamihere, Chief Executive of the Waipareira Trust

11:45 Media commentator Phil Wallington