Nine To Noon for Tuesday 26 January 2010
09:05 Cars on beaches
Stan Semenoff, Mayor of Whangarei; Wayne Brown, Far North Mayor; Moira Hurst, bach owner at Waitarere Beach, campaigning against cars on beaches.
09:20 DIY Fathers
Scott Lancaster, founder of DIY Father website - he and two friends realised there was very little info for first time dads, so they set up a website full of practical tips and stories about things like feeding, sleeping, exercise, education, discipline, solo-parenting... all from a father's perspective. It's getting hits from all over the world, and they've since published a book, Call Me Dad, which is on the shelves internationally.
09:30 Inspiring Seniors - Robin Smith
Robin is 86 and swims 1km every morning, as well as participating in Tai Chi and leading an exercise group for Age Concern. He grows veges, attends university lectures and is learning Te Reo Maori. Robin's also very community minded, helping with Alzheimers Society support groups (he nursed his late wife who had the disease), and is a member of a social justice group which advocates on behalf of elderly people.
09:45 UK correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Margeurite van Geldermalsen
Margeurite van Geldermalsen, a New Zealander who married a Bedouin man she met while backpacking in Jordan. She lived with him in a cave and adopted the local way of life.
10:30 Best Books of 2009 - Laura Kroetsch
Leviathan, or the Whale by Philip Hoare's (4th Estate/HarperCollins)
One Last Look by Susanna Moore (Vintage/Random House)
Zone of the Marvellous by Martin Edmond (Auckland University Press)
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doonlan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton (Bloomsbury/Allen & Unwin)
One D.O.A. One on the Way by Mary Robison (Counterpoint)
10:45 Reading: The Builder's Notebook written and read by Sarah Boddy (Part 2 of 5)
Alison has two preschool children, nine cents in the bank, and she's building her own home.
11:05 Business and Economic commentator Rod Oram
11:30 Business Start Up
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch