Nine To Noon for Thursday 21 October 2010
09:05 Warners' plans to move The Hobbit offshore
Sir Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh confirmed that Warner Brothers has begun making arrangements to move The Hobbit movies out of New Zealand. They have accused the Actor's Equity union, which has been locked in an industrial dispute with the moviemakers, of shredding the reputation of our burgeoning film industry and attempting to bully them into illegal collective bargaining.
Philippa Boyens, The Hobbit co-writer and co-producer; Fran Walsh, Co-producer of The Hobbit and wife of Sir Peter Jackson; and Dave Brown, film technician who has been in the industry for 30 years. He is lined up to be the rigging gaffer on the two Hobbit films, but says he will lose his job if the production moves off shore.
09:25 Merging Archives NZ and the National Library
MPs have been hearing submissions on the proposed integration of Archives NZ and the National Library into the Department of Internal Affairs. The merger could go ahead as early as the beginning of next year but some experts and former top ranking civil servants say this move would be extremely detrimental to Government transparency and scrutiny.
Don Gilling, Public finance expert who has completed an independent critique of the amalgamation; Dr Julienne Molineaux, AUT lecturer who has researched government reforms of the National Archives; and Carolyn Robertson, President of the Library and Information Association.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
Lynn Ferguson, Programme leader for Nutrigenomics New Zealand and Head of Nutrition at Auckland University. Nutrigenomics is the relatively new science that looks at how food and diet interact with specific genes in the body to increase the risk of certain diseases.
10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson
Storyteller: Roald Dahl - The Biography by Donald Surrock
Published by Fourth Estate.
10:45 Reading: Who Is Sylvia, a short story by Mary Logan
David takes Sylvia for a walk; her memory is like a mist, occasionally lifting a little, but never entirely.
Nigel discusses how Facebook should deal with a person's profile when they die and the Government's plans to rein in new media.
11:20 Desmond Morris
Desmond Morris is a zoologist and also the author of The Naked Ape.
Child: how children think, learn and grow in the early years
Hardback/ published by Hamlyn/RRP
11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett
Graeme tells us about terrorism satire Four Lions; Eat Pray Love; and Joaquin Phoenix's mockumentary I'm Still Here.