Nine To Noon for Thursday 24 March 2011
09:05 Cuts to social services
Sarah Packman, National Child Advocate Coordinator at Jigsaw - a national child abuse prevention group; and Barbara Lambourn, UNICEF NZ's National Advocacy manager - she says wider community needs to be more vigilant in reporting suspected child abuse.
09:20 Why are so many of the country's provincial rugby unions in dire financial straits?
Mark Robinson, Taranaki Rugby CEO; Richard Reid, Otago Rugby CEO; and Brent Anderson, NZRU General Manager of Provincial Union and Community Rugby.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish - author of I Shall Not Hate
After losing his wife to cancer, three of Palestinian physician Izzeldin Abuelaish's daughters were killed by the Israeli army - he tells us how he keeps his resolve not to hate.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Water by Steven Solomon
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: The Other Side Of Silence by Margaret Mahy (Part 4 of 12)
The adventure of a girl who decides to stop speaking.
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
The days of reading The New York Times online for free are coming to an end - what does this mean for other news sites?
Speech and language therapist Christian Wright discusses the use of pacifiers and dummies, and their effect on speech and language development.
11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
Limitless, Rango, and My Wedding and Other Secrets