Nine To Noon for Thursday 11 March 2010
09:05 Censured doctor - why did it take so long for the Medical Council to cancel his practising certificate?
Rae Lamb, Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has called for an urgent report from the Medical Council into the case of Auckland GP Dr Ratilal Ranchod. Dr Ranchod has been the subject of at least 16 complaints to the Health and Disability Commission - dating back to May 2006.
09:25 Knife crime
Annie Watkin, Christchurch youth worker noticing an increase in knife possession.
09:35 Should changes be made to the way search and rescue operations are launched?
Haydn Smith, chief executive of LANDSAR, or Land Search and Rescue.
The question has arisen out of the inquest into the deaths of Te Papa boss Seddon Benningon and his tramping companion MArcella Jackson. The pair died last July when they were caught in a blizzard on the Tararua ranges.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Mental health expert and Australian of the Year
Professor Pat McGorry, psychiatrist and mental health expert has been named the Australian of the Year. Professor McGorry's work focuses in the areas of adolescent mental health and asylum seekers, Australian government policy towards refugees,asylum seekers, youth suicide reporting and targets.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
Inheritance by Jenny Pattrick
Published by Random House NZ Black Swan
10:45 Reading: Duet by David Hill
A teenage blues guitarist and his flautist duet partner face the reality that she's pregnant. (Part 9 of 10)
Jared Diamond's book Collapse - how societies choose to fail or succeed
Where the Internet came from.
InternetNZ is offering a chance to participate in a parallel event about the secret treaty that will affect you.
11:30 Parenting with Nigel Latta
Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel Latta discusses parents losing their temper and why this is OK.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
The new season of Desperate Housewives, and Weeds.