Nine To Noon for Thursday 31 March 2011
09:05 Impact on Tourism of earthquake and tsunami
Tim Cossar, CEO Tourism Industry Association.
09:15 Tourism numbers predicted to be down this year
David Wilson, Ski Area Manager for Mt Hutt ski field.
09:30 Malnutrition in the elderly
Dr Carol Wham, Massey University Nutrition researcher Dr Carol Wham; Alice Shaw, senior services coordinator for the Salvation Army for West Auckland; and Susan Davidson, executive officer of Age Concern Otago.
New research into the best ways to prevent malnutrition in the elderly - which finds it's company at the dinner table they need, not just the delivery of a meal.
The study was funded by the Health Research Council and is part of Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand, a longitudinal study of more than 1000 people aged 80-plus being conducted by researchers from the Universities of Auckland and Otago as well as Massey.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
The massive demonstration against public spending cuts and the "Night Stalker" convicted for a series of sex attacks.
10:05 Dominic Streatfeild - A History of the World since 9/11
A History of the World Since 9/11 - journalist and author Dominic Streatfeild on the far reaching impacts of that fateful day on ordinary people in all parts of the world.
10:30 Book Review with Dan Slevin
Civilization by Niall Ferguson
Published by Allen Lane
10:45 Reading: The Other Side Of Silence' by Margaret Mahy (Part 9 of 12)
The adventure of a girl who decides to stop speaking.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
Predicting the future and artificial leaves.
Artificial Leaves: Nocera Lab Solar worl, MIT Artificial Leaf 10x more efficient than the real thing, Life Ascending.
11:20 A history of Lonely Hearts Ads
Francesca Beauman, author of Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: a history of the Lonely Hearts ad.
11:45 TV Reviewer Simon Wilson
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers (One, Wednesday); and House, this week and next with Candice Bergen as guest star (TV3, Sunday).