Nine to Noon on Friday 15 August 2008

9:05 Allowing non-doctors to advertise using the title 'Dr'

Dr Simon Roughan, Acting President, NZ Chiropractors Association

9:30 Rebecca McLeod: 2008 MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year

An underwater run-in with a slimy hagfish and curiosity about the food source for these scavenging fish that live up to 400 metres below sea level in the New Zealand fiords, have unravelled secrets of the underworld and won researcher Rebecca McLeod the title of 2008 MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year.


Rebecca encountered the ancient and primitive hagfish (pictured above), which is jawless, toothless and blind and excretes a stinky slime when stressed, during her first dive in Fiordland. Her subsequent research into its diet has revealed a novel food web in which coastal deep water creatures rely on recycled energy from Fiordland’s coastal forests.

Picture by Stephen Wing, University of Otago

9:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

10:05 Feature Guest: Chris de Bazin

Chris de Bazin, General Manager and Channel Programmer for The ArtsChannel.

Former farm worker, turned undercover cop, turned television executive - and a furniture maker on the side.

Rimu Furniture.

10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

Spud by John van de Ruit
Published by Penguin, ISBN 978-0-141-32356-5

The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Published by Andersen Press, ISBN 978-1-84270-844-6

Screw Loose by Chris Wheat

Published by Allen and Unwin, ISBN 978-1-74175-495-7

10:45 Book Reading: On The Wings Of Mercury - The Lorraine Moller Story

Episode 5 of 6

11:05 Music Review with Manu Taylor

Alice Smith - For Lovers Dreamers & Me
2007 Epic Records/BMG Music

Dave Murphy - Yes That's Me, Dave Murphy Plays The Blues
2008 Ode

Leon Wharekura - It's A Love Thing
Self released 2007

11:30 Sport with Joseph Romanos

Beijing Olympics

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink