Nine To Noon for Tuesday 26 October 2010
09:05 Deer stalking hunter kills woman
Rosemary Ives was shot dead at a Department of Conservation campsite south of Turangi on Friday night while brushing her teeth. It is understood a man with a rifle, who was spotlighting in the area, mistakenly thought she was a deer. A Hamilton man has been charged with careless use of a firearm and is due to appear in the Taupo District Court tomorrow.
Dave Lumley, DOC's Taupo/Turangi area manager; Mike Spray, who runs firearms safety and hunter training programmes for the Mountain Safety Council; and Alec McIver, Deerstalkers' Association president.
09:25 Banning gang patches
Gang patches and other insignia were banned in Whanganui from July last year, after a law giving police the power to arrest, seize and fine wearers was passed in Parliament in May. A police report in July this year estimated that there were 15% fewer serious patched gang members living in Whanganui since the by-law was passed.
Annette Main, new mayor of Whanganui, who who believes the ban has done little to drive gang members away; and Jack Bullock, Whanganui District Councillor, the son of a patched gang member, who supports the ban.
09:30 Should the government change labour laws to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand?
Paul Roth, Employment law specialist at Otago University.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Judge Andrew Becroft - Principal Youth Court Judge
Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft oversees the 47 district court judges who deal with youths aged 14 to 16, including sitting in their courts. In his eight years in the role he has continued the tradition of innovative programmes for dealing with youth offenders, including specialist courts such as drug and marae youth courts.
10:25 Book Review with Emma Hart
And Furthermore by Dame Judi Dench
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
10:45 Reading: Heart of Darfur by Lisa French Blaker
Auckland nurse, Lisa Blaker recalls her her experiences in Western Sudan on assignment with the humanitarian organisation Medicins San Frontiere (Part 1 of 12)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Andrew Campbell
11:30 Guest chef Dean Brettschneider and wine commentator John Hawkesby.
The Cook and the Baker by Dean Brettschneider and Mark McDonough
Published by Random House
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
The new Wellington international airport, nicknamed the pumpkin.