Nine To Noon for Tuesday 6 September 2011
09:05 Crash in the Bay of Plenty between a school bus and a logging truck injures dozens of children
Rob Shaw, principal of Taneatua School, where the youngest injured pupils are from.
09:25 Price discrimination in NZ and Australia
The recent furore over the cost of Adidas All Black jerseys in NZ has thrust the issue of what economists call price discrimination into the spotlight. Many consumer products are cheaper overseas although often they can't be bought online due to geoblocking barriers.
Ed Husic, the Australian Labor MP wants the competition watchdog to investigate why tech companies like Apple Inc are charging local consumers more than US customers; Paul Brislen, chief executive of the Telecommunications Users Association; Lincoln Gould, Booksellers New Zealand chief executive.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
Dick Cheney's new book and the build-up to the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
10:05 Connie Hedegaard - European Commissioner for Climate Action
Connie Hedegaard is the European Commissioner for Climate Action. She's in New Zealand leading the EU's delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum, where she is also meeting Pacific leaders ahead of international climate negotiations. She was Denmark's first minister for climate and energy, and is now leading the EU's efforts towards a low-carbon future and the many different forms that takes. What is the EU doing to move towards a low-carbon economy?
10:25 Book Review
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Published by Heinemann
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 Business commentator Rod Oram
The legacies of Telecom CEO, Paul Reynolds, who will stand down next June, and Timaru businessman Allan Hubbard, who died in a car crash last Friday.
11:20 Green Urban Living
"Gurbing" or Green Urban Living - how to work with nature to create a sustainable and productive garden without being a "slave to the spade" every weekend, even in an urban setting where space is limited.
Janet Luke is the author of Green Urban Living: Simple Steps to Growing Food, Keeping Chickens, Worm Farming, Beekeeping and Much More in New Zealand, published by New Holland.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The implications of the Waikato Times becoming a morning newspaper from this week.