On Nine to Noon Today

9:05Suicides of Iraq veterans

Pia Malbran, CBS producer of programme on Iraq suicides, and Kevin and Joyce Lucey, whose son Jeffery, committed suicide after returning from serving in Iraq

9:30Ongoing drought, especially in Wairarapa

Dick Chamberlain, Wairarapa farmer, who says estimates of the cost of the drought are just the tip of the iceberg; Alan Stewart, Wairarapa farmer badly hit by drought; and Jim Renwick, NIWA climate variability leader

9:50 Phuket

Larry Cunningham, resident businessman on Phuket and Australia's Honorary Consul

9:55Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 New Bishop of Christchurch

Canadian Victoria Matthews is the new Bishop of Christchurch

10:30 Book Review: The Heroines by Eileen Favorite

Reviewed by Emma Hart
(Published by Hutchinson, ISBN 978 009 192 1149)

10:45 Book Reading: The Room, a short story by Shirley Eng

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Split Enz

Today's feature artists are Split Enz, and the tracks featured are:

Matinee Idyll, from the 1973 single and included on the 1979 album The Beginning Of The Enz (Mushroom)

Late Last Night - taken from the 1976 album Second Thoughts (Mushroom)

What's The Matter With You - taken from the 1980 album True Colours (Mushroom)

I See Red - taken from the 2007 DVD One Out Of The Bag (Warners)

11:30 Law commentator Dean Knight

11:45 Film review with Graham Tuckett

The 3.10 To Yuma - Remade Western with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly - Cannes winning drama from director
Julian Schnabel

The War on Democracy - New doco from John Pilger