Nine To Noon for Thursday 10 June 2010
09:05 Interest rate review
Patrick O'Meara, Radio New Zealand Business editor
09:20 Ministerial spending
Shane Jones, former Building Minister for a year, who has already fessed up to charging up wine, pay-per-view movies and a privately chartered plane - he's paid back several thousand dollars; and Annette King, Labour party Deputy Leader and former senior minister.
09:30 New software to track truants
Andrew Balfour, MD School Links software company
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Pavan Sukhdev - UN Biodiversity Report
Deutsche Bank economist Pavhan Sukdhev who's heading a study for the UN on the cost of biodiversity loss. He argues that the benefits that come from saving natural goods and services is expected to be up to 100 times what it costs to preserve - so how do we change the global economy to ensure this happens?
We spoke to him early in the project, but much more has been done, and an interim report just filed, en route to a final report going to the UN in October.
10:30 Book Review with David Hill
Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing From by Murray Edmond
Published by Auckland University Press
10:45 Reading: The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot) a black comedy by David Murphy
(Part 8 of 12, RNZ)
Nigel looks at the Internet billionaires moving on to their Next Big Thing, and the new Apple iPhone 4 - do we really want to make video calls?
The Hurt Locker company head explodes - read his angry email.
Private space flight - explore SpaceX's site
11:30 Relationships with Scott Stanley
Marriage expert Scott Stanley on the latest trends in relationships and whether 'til death do us part' is even relevant anymore. Professor Stanley is co-director of the Centre for Marital and Family Studies at Denver University.
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson
Simon gives his verdict on the final of Lost, and the new season of Glee.