Nine To Noon for Tuesday 22 December 2009
09:05 Kiwibank branch closures
Tim Armstrong, resident of Redwood, Christchurch - who's been forced to switch to National Bank after his local Kiwibank branch was shut; Yani Johanson, Christchurch city councillor; and Scott Pollard, NZ Post head of Retail Operations and Marketing (NZ Post retail runs the NZ Postshop/Kiwibank network)
09:25 Swine flu update
Dr Fran McGrath, Health Ministry's deputy director, Public Health
09:35 Earth-like planets
Professor David Chabonneau, Harvard University Astronomy Professor
09:45 USA correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Big Year interview - Michael Stiassny
Michael Stiassny is the country's top receiver, and has been involved in some of New Zealand's biggest insolvencies, including - including Tasman Pacific Airlines, The Central North Island Forest Partnership and the Hawkes Bay fruit and vegetable processor Cedenco.
He was also recently involved in sorting out the affairs of the country's biggest group of family owned dairy farms, Crafar Farms.
Michael Stiassny is a senior partner at corporate advisory firm KordaMentha. He trained as a chartered accountant and lawyer and has more than 25 years experience in insolvency, investigating accounting work and company restructuring.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith
A Week at the Airport by Alain De Botton
Published by Profile
10:45 Reading: Don't Wanna Look Like The Archangel - a short story by Mrs Kath Beattie.
A gang of lonely guys gets progressively more eccentric with each passing Christmas.
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram discusses the capital markets taskforce
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The best and worst media in 2009.