Nine To Noon for Wednesday 10 February 2010
09:05 The Government's proposed tax changes
Susan St John, Auckland University, economist and spokesperson for Child Poverty Action Coalition; and Bernard Hickey, managing director of financial website interest.co.nz.
Dr Jan Bolton, acting arts curriculum leader, The Correspondence School.
An internet-based music tutorial that encourages middle school students to write music and record their compositions. Virtual mentors teaches them music at a distance and online.
09:45 Do the Maori party priorities fit with those of National?
Hone Harawira, Te Tai Tokerau MP and deputy-chairperson of Maori Affairs Committee.
10:05 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:15 Richard Nunns - Taonga Puoro - traditional Maori musical instruments
Richard Nunns is an expert in Taonga Puoro, traditional Maori musical instruments. He is a Pakeha who has spent some 30 years researching Taonga Puoro. He has received numerous awards and honours - including in 2009 being made an Arts Foundation Laureate, QSM and included in NZ Music Hall of Fame - for his craft.
In He Ara Pūoro (A Pathway of Song) - a collaboration between Richard Nunns and Radio New Zealand - Richard plays and describes the many traditional Māori instruments in his collection.
10:30 Book Review with John King
Country Driving: Three Journeys Across a Changing China by Peter Hessler
Published by Text Publishing
10:45 Reading: The Year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi Hong (Part 3 of 10, RNZ)
In the Chinese city of Dalian Hai Long and his mates drink Coca-Cola , eat American fast food and go to English language lessons. But this year Hai Long leaves school to learn the unlikely trade of his uncle - a successful, learned man.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Feature Artist: Massive Attack
1. Unfinished Sympathy (5:08) - Massive Attack taken from 1991 album "Blue Lines" (Virgin)
2. Karmacoma (5:16) - Massive Attack taken from 1994 album
3. Teardrop (5:29) - Massive Attack taken from 1998 album "Mezzanine" (Virgin)
4. Psyche (3:23) - Massive Attack taken from 2010 album "Heligoland" (Virgin)
11:30 Legal commentator Robert Lithgow examines name suppression and contempt and the criminal simplification bill
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Precious, Shifty, and Gone With The Woman.