On Nine to Noon Today

09:05 Calls for petrol commissoner

Hamish Wilson, Testing Manager at Consumer NZ; Mike Noon, General Manager, AA Motoring Affairs; and David Cumming, Government Relations Manager for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

09:20 Zimbabwe government cracks down on journalists

Columbus Mavhunga, Nine to Noon's Zimbabwe correspondent Frank Chikowore continues to languish in jail on a supposed arson charge

09:30 Retiring from job at grocery store after 61 years

Lorna Langford, retiring from running a grocery store and post office in Bainham, in Golden Bay.

09:45 UK correspondent Michael White

10:05 New Zealand's oceans and forests through the eyes of a world famous marine biologist and photographer

Wade Doak, internationally celebrated marine biologist, who's turned his attention to trying to save New Zealand's depleted forests.

10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
by Ying Chang Compestine
(Puffin 978-0-14-330385-5)

China Land of Dragons and Emperors
by Adeline Yen Mah
(Alen and Unwin 978-1-74175-467-4)

Modern China - Eye Witness Guide
by Poppy Sebag-Montefiore
(Dorling Kindersley Publishing 978-1-40531-859-4)

10:45 Reading: The Rope Of Man by Witi Ihimaera Part 13 of 13

11:05 Music Review with Manu Taylor

Flight Of The Conchords
Track 14 Bowie

Calico Brothers God Left Town
Track 1 Hundred and One

An Emerald City
Track 3 Mr Finn

11:30 Sport commentator Richard Becht

Rugby union posts another big loss, cricket - a break with tradition as a pink ball is used at Lords for the first time, and the latest from the Trans Tasman netball league

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther