Nine To Noon for Monday 15 November 2010
09:05 Reverse Equity Mortgages
Tauranga couple trying to get out of a reverse equity mortgage but have been told by their provider it will cost almost three times the amount of the original loan; David Kneebone, Retirement Commission.
09:25 Decision on how to tackle kiwifruit vine disease PSA
Ross Hart, kiwifruit grower in Katikati, and the growers' liaison for the Independent Kiwifruit Growers Association; and Doug Voss, former chairman of Zespri and organic kiwifruit grower in Tauranga.
Ten days on from the discovery of the devastating PSA kiwifruit vine disease, the disease has now been confirmed in eight orchards in the wider Te Puke area, and eleven more are under movement restrictions as tests continue.
The kiwifruit industry is today meeting to figure out the best way to tackle PSA after the number of orchards confirmed with the vine disease has doubled.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 Karen Stockin - Marine mammal expert
Dr Karen Stockin is a lecturer in Marine Ecology in the Coastal-Marine Research Group, Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University. Her research focus is marine mammals and their interactions with the ecosystem. She launched the Common Dolphin project in 2002, which studied the environmental impacts, and the challenges that human interaction and human behaviour, such as shipping and pollution, pose to the dolphins.
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End by Leif Persson
Published by DoubleDay U
10:45 Reading: Testing by Paula Morris
Mark wants to write but takes a job being a test marker for American high school students (Part 1 of 2)
The first in a series of stories by Paula Morris from her collection Forbidden Cities.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Andrew Campbell
Pansy Wong, APEC, and the Mana by-election.
11:30 Guest chef Travis Clive-Griffin, chef/owner Salute Restaurant, Greytown and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Salute is the partnered restaurant at Palliser Estate, Toast Martinborough 2010
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Tramping Food: tips and tales
A food plan for a 25-day tramp by Tristan Riley, a Nelson school teacher who is a lightweight tramping specialist. He uses kitchen scales to weigh every item. You get 800g per day, and that's it.