Nine To Noon for Thursday 7 July 2011
09:05 Tsunami warning after the large quake off the Kermadec Islands is downgraded
John Davies, the Civil Defence controller for Gisborne, on the response since the quake hit early this morning.
09:15 Justice Joe Williams on leading the ground-breaking Wai 262 inquiry
The High Court judge and presiding officer of the Indigenous Flora and Fauna and Intellectual Property report speaks for the first time about the Wai 262 report. The inquiry looked at the place of Māori culture, identity and traditional knowledge in New Zealand's laws, and in government policies and practices.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
British Prime Minister David Cameron's promise to hold an inquiry into what he calls a "disgusting" phone hacking scandal by the News of the World.
10:05 Ian Maddocks - the world's first professor of palliative care
Foundation Professor of Palliative Care at Flinders University in Australia, the first president of the Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care and of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Palliative Medicine. He will be a keynote speaker at Te Omanga Hospice's Changing Minds seminar in the Hutt Valley on 8 July.
10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton
Published by Piatkus
10:45 Reading: Dead People's Music by Sarah Laing (part 14 of 15)
The lives of two talented cellists, Klara from 1930s New York, and Rebecca her New Zealand born granddaughter, entwine and enthral.
11:05 New Technology with Nat Torkington
Google's new social network (Google Plus) and the prospects for Facebook and Twitter given this new entrant into the social networking space; some of the legal battles happening in the digital world; and NetHui.
11:25 New Children's Commissioner Russell Wills
The Hawkes Bay paediatrician, who has just taken over the job of Children's Commissioner discusses his priorities for his five year part-time term.
11:45 Film reviews with Graeme Tuckett
Potiche is a 2010 French-Belgian comedy film directed by François Ozon and staring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu.