Nine To Noon for Wednesday 6 April 2011
09:05 Rugby World Cup 2011 promotion
Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, who is in charge of The Cloud; and Dr Rawiri Taonui, Māori commentator.
The government has signed a deal with Auckland-based iwi Ngāti Whātua for a $2 million giant PVC waka for the World Cup. Is this the best way to promote Māori culture and 'brand' for the event? And five months out from the event, just where is planning at for the $265 million we're told will be spent on promotion?
09:20 Kidney Stem Cells
Dr Alan J. Davidson has found kidney stem cells in zebrafish that can be transplanted successfully from fish to fish - he's now researching whether this is can be applied to humans, which would mean kidneys could be regenerated to tackle chronic kidney damage caused by diseases like diabetes.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton, chief political correspondent for SBS Television
10:05 Farida Sultana - founder of Shakti, an Asian womens support group in NZ, and co-author of Purple Dandelion
Purple Dandelion, Exisle Publishing, release date 7 April
10:30 Book Review with Justin Gregory
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotav
Published by Arrow
10:45 Reading: Under the Huang Jiao Tree by Jane Carswell (Part 1 of 12)
A New Zealander's mid-life experience teaching English in Chongqing China.
11:05 Music review with Marty Duda
Music of Duran Duran
Marty's website: www.13thfloor.co.nz
Duran Duran have a new album out called All You Need Is Now produced by Mark Ronson.
1. Girls On Film (3:36) - Duran Duran taken from 1981 album "Duran Duran" (Capitol)
2. Rio (5:40) - Duran Duran taken from 1982 album "Rio" (Capitol)
3. Ordinary World (5:40) - Duran Duran taken from 1993 album "Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)" (Capitol) 4.
Other People's Lives (3:45) - Duran Duran taken from 2011 album "All You Need Is Now" (Shock)
11:30 Legal correspondent Grant Illingworth
The decision to deny the "Urewera 18" the right to a jury trial.
11:45 Science correspondent David Haywood
Allergies and human mortality.