Nine To Noon for Thursday 8 July 2010
09:05 Rugby World Cup Party central project in disarray
Mike Lee, Chair of the Auckland Regional Council; Dushko Bogunovich, Associate Professor in Architecture at Unitec who specialises in urban design and planning; and Alex Swney, Chief Executive of Auckland's Heart of the City business organisation, and member of the Committee for Auckland.
Shane Murdoch, General Manager of Cholmondeley Children's Home. The home, in Governor's Bay near Christchurch, is having to review its core business after running with deficits for several years in a row; and Chris Coy, former resident at Cholmondeley Home.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Deep Oceans Expeditions
Rob McCallum, director of Deep Ocean Expeditions. A former Department of Conservation senior manager, Rob has become one of the world's few deep sea explorers.
His company, Deep Ocean Expeditions, works with scientists and film makers, taking them down to the bottom of the ocean in special submarines...filming and documenting incredible species never seen before, as well as long lost treasures such as the wreck of the Titanic.
10:30 Book Review with Kate Blackhurst
The Pinder Diamond by Katie Hickman
Published by Bloomsbury
10:45 Reading: Sensible Sinning by Bernard Brown
Incidents and personalities from Bernard Brown's long career in law. (Part 7 of 11)
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
How to be a Russian spy, flying cars and how a phone salesman became this weeks' web celebrity.
See the You Tube video that got a Best Buy salesman fired (Warning: contains bad language)
Christine Jasoni is a senior lecturer in Anatomy and Structural Biology at Otago University (developmental neuroscientist).
Christine Jasoni is discussing her work at the NZ Science Festival in Dunedin this afternoon.
11:45 TV Reviewer Simon Wilson
The controversial David Bain documentary.