Nine To Noon for Friday 3 October

09:05 Polluted waterways

Lachlan McKenzie, Chairman, Federated Farmers Dairy Industry Group and Environment spokesman; and Neil Deans, Fish and Game NZ spokesperson

09:25 Early childhood sector

Sue Thorne, CEO, Early Childhood Council

09:40 Winner - Katherine Mansfield short fiction award

Julian Novitz, awarded this country's premiere short fiction prize, the Katherine Mansfield award. The judges says the prize has confirmed the place of Julian Novitz as one of the nation's most talented emerging writers. The winning story is called Three Couples.

09:45 Asia Correspondent Phil O'Sullivan

10:05 The Boxer

Chris Kenny has been coaching young working class kids in boxing for the last 43 years in Titahi Bay north of Wellington. Chris Kenny was born in Limerick, Ireland - growing up down the road from Frank McCourt - author of Angela's Ashes, in what they both describe as grinding poverty. He began boxing in Limerick in a pretty primative gym - and continued as the family moved to England, and as he eventually found himself settling in New Zealand. His own boxing career was halted by illness, at which time he turned to coaching, and 43 years later, he's still at it, taking youngsters under his wing in a tough-love kind of way.

10:30 Book Review with John King

Second Violins: New Stories Inspired by Katherine Mansfield edited by Marco Sonzogni
Published by Random House NZ Vintage
ISBN 9781869419691

10:45 Reading: How To Listen To Pop Music

Written and read by Nick Bollinger (Episode 5 of 10)

11:05 Music Review with Manu Taylor

Dusty Springfield - At Her Very Best
2006 Universal Music TV

Dan Tyminski -Wheels
2008 Rounder Records

Sharleen Spiteri - Melody
2008 Mercury Records

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Becht

11:45 Week That Was

Radar and Jacqui Brown