Nine to Noon Today

9:05 Rotorua anti violence centre forced to close

Interview with Wiki Hona, who runs Rotorua Family Violence Protection Network; and Haden Olsen who runs a counselling service for men in Rotorua. No funding for people who voluntarily attend anti violence centre, despite high profile government campaign that 'its not okay'.

9:25 Teacher shortage in New Zealand primary schools

Frances Nelson, NZEI president; Owen Alexander, President of the Auckland Primary Principals Association (which covers primary and intermediate schools); and Irene Lynch, Ministry spokesperson

9:50 Australian Correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 Greening the Sahara

Chris Reij talks about how some of the world's most arid areas are again becoming covered in trees as African farmers discover a new way towards sustainable agriculture. Chris is a human geographer and specialist in socio-economic aspects of natural resource management with more than 30 years experience, mainly in Africa, but also in Asia.

10:30 Book Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Reviewed by Paul Diamond
Published by Atlantic Books, ISBN 978 184 354 7211

10:45 Book Reading: Hey Sis, a short story by Larree Lust

11:05 Artist of the Week with Marty Duda

Today's feature artist is Wayne Mason

11:30 Law with Andrew Scott-Howman

11:45 Film Review with Dan Slevin