Nine To Noon for Friday 31 July 2009
09:05 Alcohol law reform
A long-awaited Law Commission report has proposed sweeping changes to liquor laws...it's proposing higher taxes on alcohol, greater restrictions and powers around licensing, shorter opening hours for pubs and changes to the drinking age.
The Commission also believes the blood alcohol limit for drivers over 20 should be lowered, and a zero-limit be imposed for teens - however this issue will be left to the Transport Minister.
There seems little doubt that the country's liquor laws are in for a shakeup - the question is - how far will the government go, and when?
Simon Power, Minister of Justice; Liz Read, Corporate Affairs Director, Lion Nathan; and Professor Doug Sellman, Director, National Addiction Centre. He's embarking on a three month tour of the country to educate the public as well as guage opinion about tightening controls on alcohol.
09:20 How do we recover from the recession?
Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, says the crisis means central bank inflation targeting needs more development.
The webcast of Sir Howard Davies' address The Financial Crisis - who's to blame? Problems and Remedies, is available on the Reserve Bank's website: www.rbnz.govt.nz.
09:30 MIT Trash track project
The ebb and flow of thousands of pieces of household rubbish are to be tracked using sophisticated mobile tags. The MIT project leaders hope that illustrating the final journey of people's trash will make them think twice about what they throw away.
Assaf Biderman, project leader.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Balibo Five
John Milkins andA nn Cunningham, birth aunt of John Milkins. Ann is the sister of John's birth father, New Zealander Gary Cunningham. Ann attended the screening of Balibo on Tuesday 28 July at the Wellington Film Festival.
The political drama about Australian newsmen who were massacred by the Indonesian troops when they invaded East Timor in 1975. John Milkins first heard about Balibo when he studied the case in university, but at that time he had absolutely no idea of his own close personal connection to those tragic events.
The movie Balibo premiered last week at the Melbourne film festival and screened on Tuesday this week 27th July at the Wellington film festival.
10:30 Book Review with John McIntyre, from The Children's Bookshop, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Hairy Maclary Shoo by Lynley Dodd
Published by Mallinson Rendel
Fire On High by David Hill
Published by Mallison Rendel
10:45 Reading: The Orphan Gunner by Sara Knox
(Part 10 of 10)
An unconventional romance set in bomber command in Lincolnshire during WWII.
11:05 Music review with Manu Taylor
Staff Benda Bilili - "Tres Tres Fort" - 2009 Crammed Discs CRAW51
Hans Theessink - "Birthday Bash" - 2009 Blue Groove BLUEGROOVE1820
Tony Allen - "Secret Agent" - 2009 World Circuit WCD082
11:30 Sports commentator
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew