Nine To Noon for Friday 24 September 2010
09:05 NZ's sluggish economic recovery
Tony Morrison, owner of Canary Furniture in central Christchurch - his business has been down 60% since the quake, and his insurance company will only cover him for the days he was closed.
Gross domestic product for the June quarter was lower than expected, with manufacturing a big drag on sluggish economic growth of just 0.2 percent. Recent surveys show the services sector has slowed to a snail's pace and the high Kiwi dollar and struggling US and European economies are hurting many exporters.
Luke Dallow, Auckland restauranteur and entrepreneur; and Cameron Bagrie, ANZ Bank chief economist
09:25 Health issues facing Christchurch's Asian community
Wayne Reid, Partnership Health Canterbury ethnic liaison manager; Simon Tam, chair of Christchurch Asian Health Committee; and John Wong, Asian Family Services director for Problem Gambling Foundation.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Rumours about growing unrest in Fiji; the way in which NZ's appalling weather is benefiting Fiji surfing; internet penetration in the Pacific; and getting Christmas presents to Christmas Island.
10:05 Tappy Wright - veteran roadie
James "Tappy" Wright, who has worked with music legends like Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, and The Animals.
10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
Truth by Peter Temple
Published by Text Publishing
Gods and Little Fishes by Bruce Ansley
The memoir of a New Brighton boy, enjoying life in a thriving seaside township. Part 5 of 5, RNZ.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
The Commonwealth Games debacle; why the Games have meant so much to New Zealanders over the years; plus Southland's heroic defence of the Ranfurly Shield against Auckland.
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew