Nine To Noon for Thursday 10 December 2009
09:05 Changes to the electricity sector
Sue Chetwin, chief executive of Consumers' Institute
09:20 Crunch day for provinical rugby
Matthew Newman, chairman, Counties Manukau Rugby Union
09:30 Why are so many people obsessed with all that is cute?
Jim Windolf, Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of essay Addicted to Cute which argues that America is drowning in a tsunami of cute.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Liam McIllvaney
Otago University's first ever professor of Scottish Studies.
Writer Liam McIlvanney emigrated from Scotland to Dunedin to take up the job - he gives us his impressions of the Edinburgh of the South, and tells us why there's a link between JK Baxter and Robbie Burns.
10:30 Book Review with Emma Hart
The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir
Published by Jonathan Cape
10:45 Reading: The Merry Marauders by Arthur J. Rees
(Part 4 of 9)
An adaptation of Arthur J Rees' rollicking and fun 1913 novel of an ill fated touring acting troupe as they toured the North Island in the early 20th century.
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
The ancient ruins of Pompeii on Google Maps street view.
Kiwiright - a really, really good explanation of copyright as it affects New Zealand artists and consumers done in video.
Using social media for marketing - not as easy as some people would have you think. Don't try this unless you really, really know what you are doing.
How not to steal something.
11:30 Chris Amon
Chris Amon, motor racing great and the only survivor of a trio of NZ motor racing rockstars.
Chris Amon, along with Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme, were at the top of the world stage in the 1960s and '70s - Chris won major Grand Prix titles at Le Mans and Monaco, the US, Argentina, Le Mans, NZ and Monaco Grand Prixs (among others), and was headhunted to drive for Ferrari, but never a world championship GP - but despite the big win eluding him, Chris tells us why he feels lucky.
A new DVD about him, Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme (both deceased) is being released, which has footage that was not able to be broadcast over here at the time.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Where The Wild Things Are and Under The Mountain.