Today on Nine to Noon

09:05 Leaving National Party

Katherine Rich, Dunedin based list MP and education spokeswoman.

09:20 Beijing Olympics gagging contract

Melissa Moon is a mountain running world champion and Olympic runner; Dick Quax, former World Champion Olympic Runner; Keith Locke, Green MP; and Ashley Abbott, Communications Manager NZ Olympic Committee

09:50 Rights of Americans to hang washing on the line

Alex Lee, Executive Director of Project Laundry List in the US

10:05 UK Correspondent Kate Adie

10:15 A Kitchen Garden

Australian chef Stephanie Alexander is from the Kitchen Garden Foundation. She will be here for Savour New Zealand in early May to talk about better food approaches for children. Kitchen Garden Foundation was set up to develop life-long healthier and happier eating habits in a new generation of Australians by engaging them in growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing delicious and healthy food at primary school.

10:35 Book Review with Phil Smith

A Good Handful: Great New Zealand Poems About Sex
Edited by Stu Bagby
Published by Auckland University Press
ISBN 978 186 940 4031

10:45 Reading: The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King (Part 5 of 11)

11:05 Maori Issues with Derek Fox, Editor, Mana Magazine

11:30 Health with David Galler, Principal medical adviser to the Ministry of Health/intensive care specialist

11:45 New Technology with Colin Jackson