On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Waitangi marae and gangs
Shane Jones, Northland MP; and Kingi Taurua, Chair of Waitangi Marae Trust

9:20 Maori early memory advantage
Associate Professor Elaine Reese, Department of Psychology, Otago University

9:30 Keeping the pigeon pooh off the Auckland Town Hall
George Farrant, Auckland City Council's Chief Heritage Adviser

9:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Helen Smyth, filmaker and journalist
New Zealand cinema release of 'La Verdad?' (The Truth) from February 21 in cinemas from Auckland to Arrowtown. It had its first screening at the international film festival last year and Helen will be taking the film to Cuba in March.

10:30 Book Review with Mary Daysh - 'Selected Essays' by Gore Vidal
(Abacus ISBN 978 034 9120 454)

10:45 Book Reading: 'The Sound of Butterflies' by Rachael King
(Part 2 of 11)

11:05 Politics with Laila Harre and Matthew Hooten

11:30 Guest Chef Domenica Houlihan, with Domenica's Chilled Borscht and Chocolate Almond Hearts with Berry Cream

Wine with John Hawkesby