Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 May 2009
09:05 Zoo keeper killed in tiger attack at Zion Wildlife Gardens in Northland
Bob Bennett, former keeper at Wellington Zoo who was mauled by lions Malik and Zulu in January 2006; Mauritz Basson, general manager of Operations at Wellington Zoo, and big cat specialist.
09:20 Maternity services
Dr Roger Tuck, head of Paediatric and Maternity Services, Northland DHB; Karen Guilliland, CEO College of Midwives; and Dr Tana Fishman, co-chair College of GPs Education and Assessment Advisory Committee
09:30 Man search
Marilynna Burton, Whangaparaoa grandmother who is bringing British men to meet divorced and widowed Kiwi women for companionship (aged 48-68).
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Growing Vegetables on The Moon
10:30 Book Review with Laura Kroetsch
American Rust by Philipp Meyer
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:45 Reading: On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly-Ana Morey
Episode 9 of 10
On a summer island, one bloody fit of jealousy and rage changes the lives of three teenage schoolgirl friends forever.
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Lancaster - not a bomber, but yet another Google-powered telephone. Hope it gets here.
According to Sony, nothing good has come out of the Internet. Really?
A paper by Vernor Vinge who named and popularized the singularity.
Computer nerds make better lovers. Is anyone surprised?
11:30 Dowry abuse on the rise in New Zealand
Dowry abuse on the rise in NZ, leaving women emotionally abused and with no place to turn - so what's being done to help them?
Farida Sultana, founder of Shakti Community Council, which runs four refuges for Asian, African and Middle Eastern women.
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon looks at series finals - House, Bro Town, Life on Mars and Hells Kitchen USA.