Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 May 2011
09:05 Fiji military man defects to Tonga
Colonel Tevita Mara, former senior Fiji soldier who has defected to Tonga.
09:20 Are schools being too draconian by banning certain foods to protect children with life threatening allergies?
Penny Jorgenson, chief executive of Allergy New Zealand; Peter Simpson, president of the Primary Principal's Federation.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Eric and Wendy Desiles - professional acrobats
Professional acrobats Eric and Wendy Desiles who met on a cruise ship. Eric grew up in France, fleeing the family farm for circus school in Paris when he was 12. UK-born Wendy trained as a professional ballet dancer. The couple are now based in Picton but continue to tour and Eric also makes bronze figurative sculptures.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
The Gurkhas by Chris Bellamy
Published by John Murray
10:45 Reading: Naked in Budapest, written and read by Heather Hapeta (Part 4 of 7)
Heather experiences Africa and rafts down the Zambesi River.
11:05 New Technology with Nigel Horrocks
New research suggests our mobiles may be helping kill off the bees, growing concern in the news industry about surviving in the digital world and the Taliban discover Twitter.
Follow Taliban on twitter @alemarahweb
11:20 Parenting with Nigel Latta
Clinical psychologist Nigel Latta discusses pocket money - is it good, bad, and how much is too much?
Email us any questions for Nigel on this topic - firstname.lastname@example.org
11:45 TV Review with Simon Wilson
Simon reviews the MasterChef final and Prime's highest ever rating show Downton Abbey.