Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 November 2009
09:05 Iwi forestry deal
Rahui Katene, MP Te Tai Tonga; and Haami Piripi, spokeperson for Mahurehure iwi in Hokianga.
09:20 NZ's culture of alcohol abuse
Professor Barry Jackson, a visiting research fellow at Otago University is an alcohol abuse specialist who believes New Zealand's published drinking guidelines are too high and there is an unacceptable level of tolerance for alcohol abuse here.
Professor Jackson set up a programme to address student drinking in Pennsylvania and has been speaking to emergency departments in New Zealand about alcohol abuse interventions.
09:30 Louis Brown - West Coaster who's devoting his life and work to the land and the community he loves so much
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Peter Beck - New Zealand rocket scientist
Peter Beck counts down to New Zealand's first private rocket launch into space. Ātea 1 will take off from Great Mercury Island in Coromandel, travel at Mach 5 to an altitude of 120 kilometres and spend three minutes in space before re-entering the atmosphere when the parachute will be deployed.
Peter Beck founded Rocket Lab Ltd in 2006 to develop the Ātea series of launch vehicles.
10:35 Book Review with Laura Kroetsch
The Humbling by Philip Roth
Published by Jonathan Cape
10:43 Reading:The Vintner's Luckby Elizabeth Knox
(Part 12 of 15)
A story of love, life, wine and angels stretching out from Burgundy at the beginning of the 19th century.
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
Monetary policy and the related issue of tax reform.
11:20 Water Safety
Michael Tipton, keynote speaker at the first international New Zealand Water Safety conference Charting the Future.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
A major speech by the head of Australia's ABC who has heavily criticised media mogul Rupert Murdoch for failing to grasp the changing media landscape.