Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 December 2008
09:05 RBNZ Governor Alan Bollard calling for drop in prices
Sylvia Burbery, Vice Chair of the Food and Grocery Council - Managing Director of Mars NZ (food manufacturer); and Keith Tempest, Chief Executive of Trustpower.
09:30 US visa requirements for NZ travellers
Beverly Good, US Department of Homeland Security ESTA spokeswoman (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation)
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
Daniel Everett, author of Don't Sleep, There are Snakes.
Daniel Everett moved his family to the Brazillian jungle to live with a remote tribe, the Pirahas. He dedicated himself to learning their language and realised it was unique, and that went against everything we know about the foundations of linguism.
10:30 Book Review with Dan Slevin
Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando by Stefan Kanfer
Published by Faber & Faber
ISBN 978 057 1244126
10:45 Book Reading: Garibaldi Did Not Sleep Here by Paul Horan
(Episode 1 of 6)
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Best geek toys for Christmas.
The comb-over patented!
The Gender Analyzer. A good thing we don't have to rely on it.
A USB record deck for converting all that old vinyl to digital.
House plants using Twitter to call for water.
Dr Ngahuia te Awekotuku and Marti Friedlander.
Moko (Maori-motif tattoos) are making a big comeback, and one of the influential sources for the tradition - the book Moko by the late Michael King and Marti Friedlander - has been published in a third edition, 36 years after its first printing.
Almost forty years ago, historian Michael King and photographer Marti Friedlander travelled the back-blocks of New Zealand, recording what they thought would be the last images of a dead art: moko, or maori tattoo.
The resulting photos were published in his first book, Moko: Maori tattooing in the 20th Century.
The forward to the latest edition is written by Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, herself the author of Mau Moko: the World of Maori Tattoo.
Images by Marti Friedlander, from the book Moko: Maori tattooing in the 20th Century, with text by Michael King.
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson