Nine To Noon for Thursday 16 December 2010
09:05 Pike River Coal recievership
John Fisk, PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, who has been appointed to handle the receivership of Pike River Coal.
09:30 Hanover Finance latest
Tom Brosnahan, Hanover Finance investor; and Chris Lee, independent stockbroker.
09:45 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Big Year Interview - NZSO Chief Executive Peter Walls
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has just completed the most successful international tour in its history - receiving rapturous applause and repeat encores at every performance - yet it's now facing one its biggest challenge as funding agencies tighten their purse strings
10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan
Aphrodite's Hat by Sally Vickers
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading. 'Shaping Up' by Elspeth Sandys (Part 4 of 5)
The light hearted story of Jean, the owner manager of a women's gym and the vibrant group of women who are its members (.
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
What the world searched for on Google and Yahoo search engines this year and how social media has replaced old-style political organisations as shown in the recent London student protests.
11:20 Michelle Holman - writer
Michelle Holman writes romantic comedies with a distinctly New Zealand flavour. Her latest book Barefoot touches on domestic violence - something Michelle has seen first hand evidence of when she worked in hospital emergency departments. She has also managed community youth health projects in the Waikato and worked as a tissue transplant co-ordinator in Auckland.
11:45 Film Reviewer Graeme Tuckett
Tron: Legacy, Megamind and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.