Nine To Noon for Tuesday 5 April 2011
09:05 The ballooning cost to the taxpayer of the South Canterbury Finance failure
Kerryn Downey of McGrathNicol, the receiver of the SCF group.
09:20 New Police Commissioner - Peter Marshall
Mr Marshall has been the Commissioner of Police, Royal Solomon Islands Police Force since May 2008. He was seconded from the New Zealand Police to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force in February 2007.
09:35 New volcano discovered in Auckland
Dr Bruce Hayward from Geo-marine Research.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Ardal O'Hanlon - moving on from Father Dougal
Ardal is a comic actor and stand-up comedian who became a household name playing Father Dougal Maguire, the simpleton priest in the hit Irish TV series Father Ted. Has he managed to shake the persona of the dimwitted Dougal?
Ardal is performing two NZ shows as part of the Comedy Festival: Auckland Town Hall - Sturday 30 April, 8pm and Wellington Opera House, Monday 2 May, 8pm.
Clip of the song My Lovely Horse from Father Ted:
10:30 Book Review with Siobhan Harvey
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
Published by Headline Review
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Two energy issues: the government's energy strategy; and spiking electricity prices.
11:30 What the participation of Hollywood movie stars means for politics in the US
Professor Steven J Ross has researched how Hollywood emerged as a centre of American politics through the activism of stars from Charlie Chaplin to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Professor Steven J Ross will speak at Auckland University's Engineering Theatre 404, at 20 Symonds Street tomorrow evening (6 April) at 6:30pm. The topic: Hollywood Left and Right: how movie stars changed American politics.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
The "decline and degradation" of two great New Zealand media institutions, the New Zealand Herald and Television New Zealand.