Nine To Noon for Monday 29 November 2010
09:05 Royal Commision into the Pike River Coal Mine disaster
Andrew Little, National Secretary of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union; and Cam Wylie, NZ branch chairman of the Minerals Institute (part of the The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM.)
The proposed Royal Commission into the Pike River coal mine disaster is beginning to take shape, with Prime Minister John Key to suggest to Cabinet today that a three-person Commission be established. He says the future of underground coal mining in New Zealand rests on the outcome.
09:25 Early childhood grant cuts
Nancy Bell, chief executive of the New Zealand Childcare Association, which represents a quarter of early childhood centres and care services; Clare Wells, chief executive of New Zealand Kindergarten Incorporated; and Anne Tolley, Minister of Education.
09:45 Africa correspondent David McKenzie reports on South African president visits Zimbabwe and the election run off in Ivory Coast
10:05 Richard Bedford - Pacific migration
Professor Richard Bedford is the director of the Population Studies centre at Waikato University.
Professor Bedford has spent forty years studying Pacific migration and the changing cultural and ethnic make up of New Zealand, with its high rate of emigration, matched by its immigration. The Royal Society has just awarded him the Dame Joan Metge Medal for his landmark research on migration in the Asia-Pacific region and for what it calls "his inspiring role as a strategic and influential institution builder making possible new, vibrant and vital directions in New Zealand social science".
10:35 Book Review with Phil Smith
New Zealand As It Might Have Been by Stephen Levine
Published by Victoria University Press
10:45 Reading: The Conquest of Mount Cook by Freda du Faur
An account of Freda Du Faur's conquest to climb Mount Cook in 1910 (Part 1 of 5)
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Andrew Campbell
11:30 Guest chef Peter Blakeway and wine commentator Jo Burzynska, wine editor - Viva, New Zealand Herald
Fresh! Best of NZ from market to table
Published by Hodder Moa
Deep Fried Moorish Whitebait
Herb-crusted Blue Cod with Champagne and Chive Sauce
Wine Class: All you need to know about wine in New Zealand by Jo Burzynska published by Random House.
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy discusses sea kayaking and community run bird sanctuaries.