On Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Tourism safety

Trevor Morley, former police detective, now private investigator; George Hickton, Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand; and Inspector Maurice Cheer, Police National Community Policing Manager

9:20 Back country huts

Gerard Hindmarsh, keen tramper from Collingwood; Brian Stephenson, President of Federation of Mountain Clubs; and Brian Dobbie, Department of Conservation

9:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Feature Guest Melanie Burford

The Pulitzer Prize winning New Zealand photographer who works for the Dallas Morning News in Texas, talking about her photo documentary work and photo journalism in the Online Age.

Melanie is in New Zealand to do seminars. The seminar tonight is at Unitec's Gold Lecture Theatre in Auckland at 6:15pm. She will also be in Timaru from the 9th to the 13th of April speaking at the Photographic Society of New Zealand National Convention. (Details at www.photography.org.nz)

10:30 Book Review: God of Speed by Luke Davies

Reviewed by John King
(Published by Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978 174 114 3508)

10:45 Book Reading: The Rope Of Man by Witi Ihimaera

Adapted by Owen Scott
Part One of 13

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Lauraine Jacobs, Food Editor Cuisine magazine

Salad of Feta, Crispy Bacon, Figs and Rocket with Honeyed Vinaigrette and Pork Roulade with Prunes and Sausage Meat

11:40 Wine with John Hawkesby

11:45 Sophist and provocateur, Tommy Honey