Nine To Noon for Wednesday 6 October 2010
09:05 Lifting Maori educational achievement
A new Education Review Office report concludes many mainstream schools are still failing to meet their responsibilities to Maori students. Schools will face increased scrutiny from the ERO and will no longer be considered to be high performing unless Maori students are achieving.
Pateriki Toi, Principal of Taipa Area School in Mangonui in the Far North; Elizabeth McKinley, Associate Professor Elizabeth McKinley, the director of the Starpath Project at Auckland Univeristy which looks at Maori and Pacific learning issues and experiences; and Russell Bishop, project director for Te Kotahitanga programme and Professor of Maori Education at the University of Waikato.
09:35 The future of Auckland transport
Polls show public transport is the number one issue of concern for Auckland residents. As voting draws to a close in the much anticipated 'super city' elections, what are the key things that need to happen in the next decade to unclog Auckland and help it fulfil its potential as a world class city?
Rick Ede, CEO of Unitec and chair of Auckland Anchors, a grouping of some of the city's major employers, like universities, Auckland Airport, the Port, and district health boards; Gary Taylor, Director at the Auckland Regional Transport Authority, which will end at the start of the super city on November 1; and Cameron Pitches, Campaign for Better Transport lobby group.
09:50 Australia correspondent Paul Barclay
10:05 Bernhard Schlink, author of a book about the Baader-Meinhof Group
The Weekend and deals with the Baader-Meinhof Group and examines German's troubled past in the post war years. Bernhard Schlink is also the author of The Reader which was made into a movie starring Kate Winslet.
The Weekend is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
10:25 Book review with Harry Ricketts
Nemesis by Philip Roth
Published by Jonathan Cape
Two Eyes and a Mouth, written by Elizabeth Smither and read by Bronwyn Bradley
Kate and Frankie have both lost fiancés in World War II. They form a friendship based on mutual loss and Frankie's unconventional determination to have a baby - husband or no husband.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week
1. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (3:32) - KT Tunstall taken from 2004 performance on Later With Jools
2. Suddenly I See (3:22) - KT Tunstall taken from 2004 album "Eye To The Telescope" (Relentless/EMI)
3. Black Silk Ribbon (3:48) - KT Tunstall & Bic Runga taken from 2009: album "The Sun Came Out" (Sony)
4. Uummannaq Song (3:36) - KT Tunstall taken from 2010: album "Tiger Suit" (Relentless/Virgin)
11:20 Legal commentator John Edwards
Mental Health Awareness week, and how the law applies in mental health.
11:45 Science correspondent Simon Pollard
Darwin and the Space Chimps.