Nine To Noon for Monday 11 April 2011
09:20 Damien O'Connor slams Labour party candidates list
Damien O'Connor has criticised the Labour Party list saying it was drawn up by a "gaggle of gays and self-serving unionists". Moira Coatsworth, Labour Party president. Labour MP
09:25 Budgeting experts are finding it increasingly hard to help people make ends meet as the cost of living continues to rise
Raewyn Entwisle, a Rotorua woman struggling to make ends meet despite earning close to the average wage; Raewyn Fox, chief executive of the New Zealand Federation of the Family Budgeting Services.
09:45 Africa correspondent David McKenzie
10:05 Auckland lawyer turned surfer, Marguerite Vujcich.
The South African-born barrister emigrated to New Zealand as an adult but was then forced to give up work after collapsing and being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. She moved to Napier and is now the seventh-ranked women surfer in the country, at the age of 51.
10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien
Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 Reading: Under the Huang Jiao Tree by Jane Carswell (Part 4 of 12)
A New Zealander's mid-life experience teaching English in Chongqing China.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford
11:30 Guest chef Hester Guy and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Pork Cooked with Quince
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Urban life, perception and changing demographics.