09:05 Resthome care at Villa Gardens Christchurch - death of Gordon Crackett

Sandra Moore, daughter of Gordon Crackett, who died at Villa Gardens Rest Home in Christchurch; Geoff Hipkins, CEO of Oceania Group, owner of Villa Gardens; Dr Jeff Kirwan, Clinical Director for Older Persons Heath, Canterbury District Health Board; and Carolyn Gullery, General Manager of Planning and Funding, Canterbury District Health Board.

09:30 Nepal charity

Tim Jerram and Ang Tsering Sherpa

Tim has set up the Craft Nepal NZ organisation, which raises money by importing and selling Nepalese crafts to support the Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal (KPHMN), a non-profit and non-government social organisation.

Ang Tshering Sherpa set up KPHMN in Nepal to assist the disadvantaged, orphaned and socially remote villages of the Solukhumbu District. The charity helps over 3,000 people. Tim also coordinates Friends of Junbesi, an informal international online community which raises funds for the charity.

Donations can be made to Kushudebu Public Health Mission via a Westpac account number: 03 0263 0223978 00

Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal

Ang Tshering Sherpa (left) and the health centre work site(right)

See more images in the Nine to Noon gallery.

09:45 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay

10:05 Animals and Morals

Marc Bekoff, Animal ethologist and ethicist - in NZ for the 20th NZ Companion Animal conference. He's given the keynote address "Inside Animal Minds" - he believes animals have emotions and moral lives.

Marc Bekoff will deliver "Animal Passions and Wild Justice: the emotional and moral lives of animals and why they matter" on Wednesday 7 October 7 pm at the University of Auckland - Business School Theatre B4 (12 Grafton Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.


10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres
Published by Harvill Secker

10:45 Reading: Juggling with Mandarins by V M Jones

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. (Part 8 of 10, RNZ)

11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda

Today's feature artist: Mott The Hoople

1. Walking With A Mountain (3:33) - Mott The Hoople taken from 1970 album "Mad Shadows" (Island)

2. All The Young Dudes (3:25) - Mott The Hoople taken from 1972 album "All The Young Dudes" (Columbia)

3. Ballad Of Mott The Hoople (5:10) - Mott The Hoople taken from 1973 album "Mott" (Columbia)

4. Roll Away The Stone (3:00) - Mott The Hoople taken from 1974 album "The Hoople" (Columbia)

11:30 Legal commentator Dean Knight

The life of legal scholar Professor Mike Taggart.

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett

Samson and Delilah - the first feature film directed by Warwick Thornton.