Nine To Noon for Tuesday 25 August 2009
09:05 Adventure tourism safety
Chris Jordan, father of Emily Jordan, who was killed in a riverboarding accident in Kawerau River Gorge; Steve Van Der Splinter, Maritime New Zealand's manager of investigations; and Geoff Ensor,Tourism Industry Association Advocacy Manager.
09:30 Auckland supercity - Tainui iwi say they will boycott alternatives
Tainui say they will boycott any alternative, weaker role offered to them after the Government's decision to rule out Maori seats on Auckland's Super City council.
Tuku Morgan, Tainui chairman
09:40 Turning smart drives into hydroturbines
Michael Lawley talks about his invention the Powerspout - a small hydro-turbine built with recycled parts from smart drive washing machines, which can generate power from a small creek or stream.
09:45 US correspondent Richard Adams
10:05 Elizabeth Rubin - Afghanistan
New York Times magazine contributor on Afghanistan. She is also the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Vine
The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading: Landings by Jenny Pattrick
(Part 7 of 15)
A tale of the early 20th-century Whanganui River community.
11:05 Coastal management
Environmental lawyer Raewyn Peart believes ordinary New Zealand's access to our coastline is being threatened by unfettered development. She puts the case for change in her new book Castles in the Sand.
11:30 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The blogosphere; the latest NZ blog ratings, who's up and who's down on last year, and what influence the blogs are having on politics and current affairs.