Nine To Noon for Thursday 26 February 2009
09:05 Bootcamps - do they work?
Anthony is a 16 year old who has been through bootcamp; and Richard Cairns, Managing Director and Programme Director of Youth at Risk Onwards Programme.
09:30 Stolen War Medals - Lord Michael Ashcroft
Lord Michael Ashcroft, the billionaire British Lord who provided much of the reward for the return of the stolen war medals, is in NZ to meet with police over setting up a Crimestoppers tip off phone line here.
Lord Ashcroft is a war medal enthusiast, and is ranked 65th on the Sunday Times rich list. He has given millions of pounds to the Conservative Party in Britain and donations linked to him are being investigated by the British Electoral Commission.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Bryan Brown - Australian actor and producer
Australian actor and producer. He is one of the co-stars of Toa Fraser's new movie Dean Spanley, and has had a long career playing a range of quintessential Australian characters. Why, despite international success, he is happy to keep making low budget Australian films?
10:30 Book Review with Carole Beu
Love Me by Gemma Weekes
Published by Chatto & Windus
ISBN 978 070 118 1154
10:45 Reading. Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor
Part 4 of 15
In this award-winning novel, Noah Tuttle is in Tokyo subsisting - teaching English to disinterested students. But Mami changes all that. She is a dangerous attraction. (ABC Production)
11:30 Alcohol addiction
She grew up in high society Auckland of the 1950s and 60s, and was a chronic alcoholic, anorexic and bulimic by her early 20s.
Liz Jamieson-Hastings hit rock bottom after ending up in psychiatric hospitals, and faced with the possibility of a lobotomy.
Today she is a respected alcohol counsellor who works in schools and prisons, and with the US navy, and who's been recognised in New Zealand honours for her services to the community.
Liz Jamieson-Hastings documented her own personal battle, and her strategies for dealing with alcoholism and addiction in a new book: Still Standing - From Debutante to Detox.
11:45 Television Review
Simon Wilson takes a look at new homegrown TV show Go Girls.