Nine To Noon for Friday 12 November 2010
09:05 Confusion over PPTA strike action
The PPTA planned to strike yesterday as part of its on-going campaign - the strike was called off late on Wednesday, after students had gone home for the day. As a result, thousands of Year 10 students stayed home yesterday when they should have been at school.
Denis Pyatt, chairman of Canterbury-Westland Secondary Principals' Association and principal Papanui High School; Kate Gainsford, PPTA president.
09:30 Eroding public confidence and trust in charities
A new survey shows public trust and confidence in charities has slipped. Fewer people now believe that charities ensure a reasonable proportion of their donations get to the end cause compared with two years ago. And there's rising concern about dubious fundraising techniques in the UMR Research survey conducted for the Charities Commission.
Trevor Garrett, Charities Commission chief executive.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Rural Delivery - poetry and images from NZ farms
Farmer Graeme Williams is one of the poets featured in a new book Rural Delivery - poems and images from New Zealand farms photography by Stephen Robinson.
10:30 Book Review with John McIntyre
The Moon and Farmer McPhee by Margaret Mahy illustrated by David Elliot Published by Random House
The Legend of The Golden Snail by Graham Base
Published by Penguin/Viking
H.O.U.S.E. * Habitual Objects Unique Spatial Extraordinary by Aleksandra Machowiak and Daniel Mizilenski
Published by Gecko Press
10:45 Reading: Softly Softly a short story by Shirley Eng
A comic look at the truth behind the successful marriage of two residents in a retirement home and at the hanky panky going on behind closed doors in the home.
11:05 Confusion over PPTA strike action
Karen Sewall, secretary for Education comments on the confusion over strike action this week.
11:15 New Music with Sean McKenna
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court