Nine To Noon for Friday 19 August 2011
09:05 Will red zoned homeowners be able to afford to stay in Christchurch?
Rev Mike Coleman, Avonside resident. He says many red zoned homeowners will not be able to afford to buy or build in Christchurch again with the expected Government payout, and estimates they will need to borrow around $150,000 each.
09:25 Auckland transport planning
Paul Mees, a senior lecturer in transport planning at RMIT in Melbourne who says for too long Auckland has followed the most extreme pro-car American model - which cannot be sustained.
He is delivering a keynote address at the conference Smart Transport for New Zealand being co-hosted by Labour and the Green parties.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Tonga's troubles, Sir Paul Reeves' involvement with Fiji and a new theory on Easter Island is causing controversy.
10:05 Tess Gerritsen: Chinese American best-selling thriller writer and retired physician.
Chinese American thriller writer Tess Gerritsen always wanted to be a writer but bowed to her parents wishes and trained to be a doctor. The writing eventually won out and now she brings to her novels a first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms.
Tess Gerritsen is appearing at ‘ Setting the Stage for Murder’ on Sunday at 11am as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
Hodder & Stoughton
10:45 Book Reading: The Angel's Cut by Elizabeth Knox
A 15 part series narrated by Jacob Rajan
The angel Xas returns in this sequel to the international bestseller, The Vintner’s Luck. Into a world of movie lots and speakeasies (L.A. 1929) comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air.
11:05 Music with Sam Wicks
The Drab Doo-Riffs - A Fistful of Doo-Riffs
Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch The Thone
She's So Rad - In Circles
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
The end of David Tua after last weekend's loss to Monte Barrett, the process of naming the All Black team for the Rugby World Cup and changing times in the world of golf.
11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Michele A'Court