Nine To Noon for Thursday 9 June 2011
09:05 Police say former Labour Chief Whip Darren Hughes will not face charges over an incident involving an 18-year-old man. Where does this leave his career?
John Tamihere, former Labour MP and minister; and Matthew Hooton, political commentator.
09:25 Oil exploration
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
The Mothers' Union making headlines for its a report into the sexualisation of children; money worries as government cuts begin to bite; and a care homes scandal.
10:05 Sarah Quigley - NZ author based in Berlin
Sarah Quigley's latest novel, The Conductor focuses on the composer Shostakovich and the little known conducter Eliasberg during the siege of Leningrad in 1941 and '42. The novel has received rave reviews - Graham Beattie says it's a book that knocks your socks off and the finest New Zealand novel since Lloyd Jones 2006 title, Mister Pip.
10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
Published by Atlantic
10:45 Reading: Skeleton in the Closet by Susy Pointon (Part 3 of 3)
Read by Tina Cook
A cross cultural comedy of errors ensues when a fresh young teacher discovers a real human skeleton in a school resource room.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New Technology with Steve McCabe
Steve discusses Apple's annual World-Wide Developers' Conference.
Clinical psychologist and Taranaki youth worker Paora Joseph talks about keeping children off drugs and on a positive path.
11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
X-Men: First Class and Barney's Version.