Nine To Noon for Friday 2 October 2009
09:05 Samoan tsunami aftermath
The government has ordered a review after essential agencies - including state broadcaster Radio New Zealand and Wellington International Airport - received confused messages or no information at all from the Ministry of Civil Defence.
Mike Field, Fairfax correspondent
09:10 Pacific Tsunami
Gordon McKenzie, New Zealander working in Pago Pago who also survived the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami when he was living in the Maldives.
09:15 Chris Nel, surfer who escaped tsunami
09:20 Civil Defence response
John Hamilton, Director of the Ministry of Civil Defence
09:25 Civil Defence response
John Carter, Civil Defence minister
09:45 Swearing research
British researchers from Keele University have discovered that swearing may have physiological benefits at times of stress - and that it also played a part in our ancestors' survival.
The research leader, Professor Richard Stephens, says the idea about swearing occurred to him, while watching his wife in labour.
10:05 Feature guest
10:25 Book Review with Alison Laurie
Looking for Answers: A Life of Elsie Locke by Maureen Birchfield
Published by Canterbury University Press
10:45 Reading: Juggling with Mandarins by V M Jones
(Part 5 of 10, RNZ)
Pip feels he is being called on to fulfill sporting ambitions his father can no longer achieve. He is also struggling with his changing feelings for the girl next door. As well as learning to juggle mandarins, he learns how to juggle new feelings and relationships, and to succeed in indoor rock climbing.
11:05 New music with Sean McKenna
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 The Week that Was with Radar and Jaquie Brown