Nine To Noon for Thursday 2 July 2009
09:05 Foreshore and Seabed review
Dr Ranginui Walker, former Professor and Head of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland, and member of the Waitani Tribunal.
09:20 New Zealand Global Women
Mai Chen, chair of NZ Global Women and constitutional lawyer.
More than seventy of New Zealand's top women business leaders are joining forces to create a new organisation that will connect them across businesses, sectors and international borders.
Membership is by invitation only, and is limited to women who hold senior leadership roles in influential organisations. They must have demonstrated thought leadership and vision and have a track record of supporting other women to leadership positions.
London School of Business research identifies that creating supportive networks is critical to advancing talented women. Interviews during the development of Global Women revealed that even high-achieving women under-invest in their social capital, often due to multiple demands on their time. Global Women come from across the private and public sectors; from the sciences, arts and not-for-profit enterprises. They are based in New Zealand, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and China.
09:30 Confluent spraygel
Continuing from our story from yesterday, and the extent of MedSafe's investigations into Confluent Spraygel. This gel is used by surgeons to prevent scarring, but is being blamed by a Wellington gynaecologist for causing pain and sometimes serious complications in many of her patients.
Stewart Jessamine, Medsafe.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Modelling ... behind the scenes
10:30 Book Review with Kate Blackhurst
Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten
Published by Bloomsbury
10:45 Reading. Heartland by Neil Cross (Part 9 of 10, RNZ)
A memoir about life with a step father in an Edinburgh slum.
11:05 Technology with Nat Torkington
Technology expert Nat Torkington discusses emotional robots, Kiwi web awards, and a new US government transparency website.
11:30 Parenting commentator Nigel Latta
Today Nigel looks at tips for raising teens.
11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson
Simon discusses what has been on television including Fringe, and the Stars in their Eyes grand finale.