Nine To Noon for Friday 7 August 2009
09:05 Tongan ferry sinking
Elisapeta Tahahau Ofa, who is based in Christchurch, her relatives among the missing in Tonga.
09:20 Tongan ferry sinking
Sam Judd, New Zealander working in Tonga for the charity organisation Sustainable Coastline - eyewitness.
09:25 Fiji's move to invite Commonwealth for direct talks
Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General
09:30 Entrepreneurs - who they are and what motivates them
Krisztina Holly is Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Southern California, and Executive Director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation. She is the author of a report about entrepreneurs - who they are and what motivates them.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 James Levine
James Levine, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, endocrinologist, author, researcher and scientist who was inspired to write a novel The Blue Notebook after seeing the plight of child prostitutes in India and being captivated by a girl writing a notebook.
The Blue Notebook by James A Levine is published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Hunting: A New Zealand History by Kate Hunter
Published by Random House NZ
Hunters, Rogues and Heroes by Conner McKenzie
Published by Penguin Trade Paperback
10:45 Reading: The Madonna In The Suitcase by Huberta Hellendoorn
(Part 5 of 5)
A story of the challenges and rewards a Dutch New Zealand family experience in caring for a daughter with Down Syndrome.
11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna
Lizstomania by Phoenix
From the album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Video: Unofficial 'Lisztomania' mash-up video set to 1980s Brat pack movies
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
Richard discusses Tri Nations Rugby ...why South Africa might get a fright when they play the Wallabies in Cape Town and how concerned we should be about the performance of the All Blacks.
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther
A wry look at the news events that shaped the week.