Nine To Noon for Monday 29 March 2010
09:05 Wool versus Synthetic
Wool producers and manufacturers of wool products are worried that imported synthetic, non-biodegradable, toxin-emitting fabrics are gaining the Environmental Choice label, while their natural, biodegradable, locally grown product is sidelined.
Iain Abercrombie, CEO Wool Partners International; Tracy March, managing director Inter-weave; and Robin Taylor, general manager Environmental Choice NZ.
09:30 Paw Justice website comments
Craig Dunn, founder of Paw Justice; and Simon Bridges, National Party MP who introduced a members' bill to increase penalties for animal cruelty.
10:05 Rob McGowan - Ethno-botanist
Rob McGowan is a former Catholic priest whose interest in traditional Maori medicine dates back to childhood. The te reo speaking Pakeha teaches Rongoa Maori through Waikato University and works for Nga Whenua Rahui, which administers two contestable funds, aimed at negotiating the voluntary protection of native forest on Maori-owned land.
10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway
The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
Published by Sceptre
10:45 Reading: Where Underpants Come From by Joe Bennett (Part 1 of 12)
Joe decides to travel to China to trace his underpants back to their source.
11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooten
11:30 Guest Chef Catherine Bell and wine commentator
Today's recipes: Baked Spaghetti w Eggplant and Bocconcini
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey looks at the future of electric vehicles