09:05 The mother of 200th British soldier killed in Afghanistan has launched a scathing attack on the British government for failing to provide the frontline troops with enough resources.

Hazel Hunt's 21-year-old son Richard was the 200th British soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.

09:20 People struggling to pay power bills and power companies carrying millions of dollars of arrears

Judi Jones, Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner; and Raewyn Fox, CEO of NZ Federation of Family Budgeting Services.

Electricity Complaints Commissioner: 0800 22 33 40

09:30 Crackdown on swearing in school

Swearing at others in the classroom or playground will not to be tolerated at Rotorua Lakes High School.

Bruce Walker, Principal of Rotorua Lakes High School discusses the stand his school has made on students speaking disrespectfully and even swearing at teachers. He says this is unacceptable behaviour in any environment and definitely would not be tolerated in the workplace. Students who speak in this manner will face disciplinary action and may be stood down from school for a length of time.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 Timothy Gordon - choreographer

New Zealander Timothy Gordon has performed with some of the world's greatest dance companies - he's now working with opera singers to choreograph NZ Opera's production of Eugene Onegin.

See images of Timothy Gordon's choreographic work in the Nine to Noon gallery.

10:30 Book Review with Catriona Ferguson

The Locust and the Bird by Hanan Al-Shaykh
Published by Bloomsbury

10:45 Reading: Landings by Jenny Pattrick

(Part 8 of 15)

A tale of the early 20th-century Whanganui River community.

11:05 Music with Marty Duda

Today's feature artist: Arctic Monkeys

1. I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor (2:53) - Arctic Monkeys taken from 2006 album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino)

2. Teddy Picker (2:43) - Arctic Monkeys taken from 2007 album "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (Domino)

3. Leave Before The Lights Come On (3:55) - Arctic Monkeys taken from 2008 DVD "At The Apollo" (Domino)

4. Cry Lightning (3:42) - Arctic Monkeys taken from 2009 album "Humbug" (Domino)

11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer

11:45 Movie reviewer Graeme Tuckett

Strength of Water and The Cove.