On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Zimbabwe - latest report

Peter Greste, Radio New Zealand Africa correspondent

9:30 CSI canine style

Melinda Merck, top US forensic vet, is visiting New Zealand next week

9:45 Birthday cake ban

Megan Bowden, Principal of Oteha Valley School in Albany

9:50 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

10:05 New Zealand energy issues

Keith Turner, who has recently stepped down as CEO of Meridian Energy

10:35 Book Review: The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Reviewed by Louise O'Brien
(Published by Chatto & Windus, ISBN 978 070 118 1765)

10:45 Reading: Bare Necessity, a short story by Fiona Kidman

11:05 Music review with Manu Taylor

Sarah Brightman - Symphony
(Manhattan Records)

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
(Rogue Records)

Matt Costa - Unfamiliar Faces
(Brushfire Records)

11:30 Sport commentator Richard Becht

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Gemma Gracewood