Nine To Noon for Monday 5 September 2011
09:05 Homeless people being swept off the street for the Rugby World Cup
Corie Haddock, who run homeless services for Lifewise in Auckland and is the co-chair of the NZ Coalition to End Homelessness; and Betty MacLaren, Auckland City Council's team leader for community safety.
09:25 Eradicating ecocide
Polly Higgins, International environmental lawyer and activist who is proposing that ecocide be recognised as the 5th Crime Against Peace in the United Nations. This would place ecocide alongside genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression, and therefore punishable in the International Criminal Court. She is the author of Eradicating Ecocide.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Ruth Brown - 79-year-old tradeswoman
Ruth started her own trades business, Ruth's Reliable Renovations, when she was 56. More than 20 years on she's still working hard, and has no regrets about moving into an industry dominated by men - nor any plans to retire.
10:35 Book Review with Paul Diamond
Fiona Pardington: The Pressure of Sunlight Falling
Edited by Kriselle Baker & Elizabeth Rankin
Published by Otago University Press
10:45 Book Reading: How To Watch A Game Of Rugby by Spiro Zavos
Spiro Zavos entertains and enlightens believers and non-believers writing about this sport. Abridged to five parts this piece is told by one of New Zealand’s iconic rugby commentators, Keith Quinn.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The implications of the latest NZ Herald and Fairfax polls, National's list, and Nicky Hager's book Other People's Wars.
11:30 Guest chef Jimmy Pham - Street kid trainer and restaurant owner
Jimmy Pham is in NZ to launch a programme which trains street kids to become cooks and hospitality workers in top hotels and restaurants around the world. He opened his own restaurant, KOTO in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2000, and runs it as a not-for-profit restaurant and vocational training centre with its own resource centre and library.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey - what's the big idea?