Nine To Noon for Wednesday 14 April 2010
09:05 Securities Commission's legal action against Nuplex
The Securities Commission is going after listed chemical company Nuplex Industries and some of its current and former directors. This is the first case relating to the requirement on companies to continously disclose any market sensitive information. One of the directors of the company being prosecuted, David Jackson, is a member of the Securities Commision itself.
Mark Weldon, chief executive of NZX
09:20 Hearing Voices
Jacqui Dillon, Chair of the Hearing Voices network in the UK.
She is a guest speaker at a conference in Wellington this week and in Auckland next week at the Making Sense of Psychosis conference, held by Auckland University and organized jointly by the NZ branch of the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of Schizophrenia and the NZ Hearing Voices Network.
09:30 Turning Shannon into Shan Francisco
Businesswoman Suzie Johnson wants to turn the small Horowhenua town of Shannon into a shopping destination. She has lived in the Shannon area for just a few years and in that time has set up three stores in the Horowhenua town - and a fourth is in the pipeline too.
Shannon - nestled at the foot of the Tararua Ranges between Levin and Palmerston North, is moderately famous for the wildlife park Owlcatraz, which was home to Big Red, the world's largest cow, who died in April 2004.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Adam Feeley - Serious Fraud Office
10:30 Book Review with Laura Kroetsch
Steal Away Boy: The Selected Poems of David Mitchell
Edited by Martin Edmond and Nigel Roberts
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 Reading: Where Underpants Come From by Joe Bennett (Episode 11 of 12)
Joe Bennett finally arrives in the fields of Xinjiang province where the cotton for his made-in-China underpants was grown and harvested.
11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda
Feature artist: Natalie Merchant
1. Jealousy (2:41) - Natalie Merchant taken from 1995 album "Tigerlily" (Elektra)
2. Motherland (4:44) - Natalie Merchant taken from 2001 album "Motherland" (Elektra)
3. Bleezer's Ice Cream (5:17) - Natalie Merchant taken from 2010 album "Leave Your Sleep" (Nonesuch)
4. Crying, My Little One (2:27) - Natalie Merchant taken from 2010 album "Leave Your Sleep" (Nonesuch)
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan discusses consumer law
11:45 Film Reviewer Graeme Tuckett
The superhero movie Kick-Ass, A Dutch war film Winter in Wartime, and the French movie The Necessities of Life.