Nine To Noon for Wednesday 22 December 2010
09:05 WikiLeaks cables
Helen Clark, former prime minister and head of the UN Development Programme
The latest diplomatic dispatches released by WikiLeaks that suggest Miss Clark sent troops to Iraq in 2003 to prevent Fonterra from losing lucrative United Nations Oil for Food contracts. And another cable says that US Ambassador Charles Swindells privately told her that New Zealand's failure to get a free trade agreement underway was linked to its anti-nuclear policy.
09:25 Allowing private insurers to compete with ACC
Hazel Armstrong, lawyer specialising in ACC cases; and chief executive of the insurer, Vero - which was the biggest player in the workplace insurance market back when it was opened for competition by the previous National Government in the 1990s.
The Government has made an 'in-principle' decision to open up ACC workplace accident coverage to competition from private insurers. The last time private insurance companies were in competition with ACC was a decade ago - also under a National-led Government.
09:30 Leaky buildings - insurance liability preventing builders from taking on repair jobs
Ian Beattie is a licenced building practitioner, a specialist in weathertightness and remediation design.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
A special end of year report from Australia's most famous seaside destination - Byron Bay.
10:05 Big Year Interview - Mark Paston
All Whites goalkeeper Mark Paston shot to fame with a string of saves against Bahrain in Manama and Wellington, which sent the New Zealand to its first World Cup finals since 1982. The 34-year old went on to be one of New Zealand's standout players at this year's World Cup in South Africa, with the All Whites emerging as the only unbeaten team after draws with Slovakia, Italy and Paraguay. The Hastings-born Wellington Phoenix footballer, is currently recovering from surgery for a serious knee injury.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood (900 pages!)
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 Reading: Party for Fatima, a short story by Jill Amos
Seven year old Polly arranges a very special Christmas party for her dying friend Fatima.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Artist of the Week: Quincy Jones
1. Birth Of A Band (5:24) - The Quincy Jones Big Band taken from 1996 album "Q Live In Paris Circa 1960" (Qwest/Warners)
2. Strawberry Letter #23 (4:59) - The Brothers Johnson taken from 1977 album "Right On Time" (A&M)
3. Jazz Corner Of The World (2:54) - Quincy Jones taken from 1989 album "Back On The Block" (Qwest)
4. Soul Bossa Nostra (4:08) - Quincy Jones featuring Ludacris, Naturally 7 & Rudy Currence taken from 2010 album "Soul Bossa Nostra" (Qwest/Interscope)
11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan
Developments in animal law in 2010 and a look ahead to what's likely to happen next year.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Shows to look forward to in 2011.