On Nine to Noon Today

09:05 Primary school inappropriate sexual behaviour

Maureen Lorimer, STOP clinical leader for STOP'S adolescent and childrens programme; and Paddy Ford, President of Principals Federation.

STOP TRUST is acommunity based assessment for sexual offending/ abuse, children as young as five displaying inappropriate behaviour.

09:30 Colorectal cancer screening

Professor Jim Cassidy, UK oncologist and expert on colorectal cancer, one of NZ's biggest killers

09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis

10:05 Cuban Sustainability

Roberto Perez, Cuban permaculturalist, visiting NZ to share Cuban sustainability - response to fuel and food shortages, in light of looming global peak oil crisis. He is a biologist and environmental educator, who specialises in permaculture which is the design of sustainable human habitats.

Coined by a pair of Australians during the 1970's, and a contraction of the words permanent agriculture, the term refers to an ethical design system applicable to food production, land use, and building communities, and which uses far less energy.

10:30 Book Review with John King

A Partisan's Daughter by Louis De Bernieres. Published by Harvill Secker, ISBN 978 184 655 1420

10:45 Reading. "Colour Scheme" by Ngaio Marsh abridged and told by Peter Vere-Jones (Part 3 of 13)

11:05 Maori Issues with Paul Diamond

11:30 "Affluenza"

Larry Rasmussen, visiting theologan delivering lectures on consumerism, ecology and the global community.

11:45 New Technology with Colin Jackson