Nine To Noon for Tuesday 17 February 2009
09:05 Fisher & Paykel bailout
The Prime Minister John Key has signalled that the Government could step in as a last resort to prevent Fisher & Paykel from collapsing. Around 102 million dollars was wiped off the company's value in one day yesterday as its share price plummeted from 1 dollar to 65 cents after the company revealed sales had fallen significantly.
We speak to John Bongard, Managing Director of Fisher and Paykel.
09:20 NZ Police assist in identifying victims of Victoria fires
An NZ police team has spent the past few days helping their Australian counterparts identify victims of the Victorian fires. It is painstaking and difficult work being done by a specialist team that has also worked in other disasters including the 2004 Tsunami.
Senior Sergeant Richard McPhail is based in Invercargill and was part of the NZ police contingent sent to Thailand after the 2004 boxing day Tsunami.
09:30 Lifestyle study on twins
Twins study reveals environmental factors and lifestyle cause us to age faster.
Dr Bahman Guyuron, Division Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospitals Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University.
09:45 US correspondent Richard Adams, Washington editor of The Guardian
10:05 Peter Ackroyd, British author
The acclaimed author of books about Dickens, Chaucer and Shakespeare tells us about his new one on Victor Frankenstein.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
Journal for Jordan by Dana Canedy
Published by Hachette
ISBN 978 0733 622 861
10:45 Reading. The Kindness Of Strangers by Shonagh Koea
Episode 7 of 10
A series of moving vignettes in which writer Shonagh Koea recalls her past, looking back on a range of roles including daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist, with a few favourite recipes along the way.
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, business and economic commentator
11:30 Is dance politically relevant?
Dr Nicholas Rowe, Professor of Dance Studies, University of Auckland, dancer, writer, film maker and teacher.
11:45 Guest media commentator, Russell Brown
The huge global online protest over changes to NZ copyright laws.