Nine To Noon for Tuesday 15 December 2009
09:05 Maori flag to fly at official sites on Waitangi Day
Pita Paraone, chairman of the Waitangi National Trust Board, which administers the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi.
09:20 Research into the health impact of the recession
Tony Blakely, director of the Health Inequalities Research Programme at Otago University.
09:20 Avatar language
Paul Frommer, University of Southern California linguistics expert who created a new language Na'vi for the Avatar film (new James Cameron blockbuster) Avatar is due for release on Friday 18 December 2009.
09:45 USA correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Mike Perham - 17-year-old solo round-the-world sailor
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
Breakfast with Socrates by Robert Rowland Smith
Published by Profile
10:45 Reading:The Merry Maraudersby Arthur J. Rees
(Part 7 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 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
The latest on Hanover, share floats in the sharemarket and the rejig of electricity companies.
11:30 The Six Dollar Fifty Man
Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland, co-directors of the short film The Six Dollar Fifty Man which has won several awards already and has been invited to screen in competition at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch