On Nine to Noon

9:05Troubles within Pacific division of Immigration Service

Olinda Woodroffe, Auckland Immigration Lawyer who also practices in Samoa, discusses the cultural pressures on workers within the division.

Tino Pereira, from the Wellington Samoan Advisory Council. He is a Samoan community leader who says the division's good work should not be overlooked in the current debate over bribery and corruption allegations.

9:30 Fair Trade

Harriet Lamb, Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation (UK) is author of Fighting the Banana Wars, an account of how consumers can ensure that the food on their plates and the clothes on their backs aren't robbing people in other countries of the means to feed and cloth themselves.

In Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles, Harriet Lamb explores an often unjust system to uncover the shocking cost of our demand for cheaper produce.

9:40 Teen singer gets chance of a lifetime

Jeremy Walden, the 18 year old former Tauranga Boys College student has been invited to a five-day workshop at the Hollywood Pop Academy in Los Angeles, giving him the opportunity to wow American record executives.

9:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan

10:05 Trick or Treatment - a scientific analysis of alternative medicine

Interview with Simon Singh, co-author of Trick or Treatment.

Millions of people swear by it; many doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful? In conjunction with Edzard Ernst, Simon Singh's book Trick or Treatment provides a scientific judgement of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine.

10:30 Book Review: A Dangerous Liaison by Carole Seymour-Jones

Reviewed by Mary Daysh
Published by Century, ISBN 978 1844 138 227

10:45 Book Reading: The Man With No Arms & Other Stories

Peter Bradley reads his story from the Glen Busch collection

11:05 Music review with Manu Taylor

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of Understatement
(Domino Recording Co/EMI Australia)

Katherine Jenkins - Rejoice
(Universal Music Classics & Jazz)

NZ Trio -Bright Tide Moving Between
(Rattle RAT)

11:30 Sports journalist and author Joseph Romanos

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michelle A'Court