Nine To Noon for Thursday 8 September 2011
09:05 How "Party Central" organisers are going to cope with the tens of thousands expected on Auckland's Queen's Wharf
Rachel Dacy, Auckland Rugby World Cup Co-ordination Group chair
09:20 Greenpeace claims that rainforest timber has been found in Cottonsoft toilet paper. The company denies this, so is the certification system it uses up to scratch?
Ben Gunneberg, secretary beneral of the PEFC; and Grant Rosoman, Greenpeace campaigner based in Jakarta.
09:30 Mentally preparing to lose the Rugby World Cup
Eammon Conaghan is the founder of a sardonic website called Wait of a Nation, which capitalises on New Zealanders' fear that the All Blacks will make another early exit from the RWC.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
James Murdoch likely to face another grilling by British MPs over the phone-hacking scandal, Tory euro-row among MPs and the private member's bill that effectively disempowers abortion agencies from giving abortion advice.
10:05 Dr Bridget Stocker - Synthetic Organic Chemist
Dr Bridget Stocker - Synthetic Organic Chemist (or Medicinal Chemist) at the Malaghan Institute. She discusses the intense scientific investigations involved in the search for cures for common diseases like cancer and diabetes.
10:35 Book Review with Stephen Hewson
Rafa - My Story by Rafael Nadal
Published by Sphere
10:45 Book Reading: How To Watch A Game Of Rugby by Spiro Zavos
Today we hear about some of the laws in a lawless game, learn about some famous fans and about the evolution of the game in terms of the size and pace of players.
11:05 New Technology with Donald Clark
The World Economic Forum names 2012 Technology Pioneers, re-inventing the toilet, and Google's web browser Chrome has its third birthday.
11:30 Rugby World Cup drug testing
Jane Kernohan, general manager of Drug Free Sport New Zealand on drug testing of Rugby World Cup players.
Drug Free Sport New Zealand is a crown entity for educating elite athletes and testing them for banned performance enhancing drugs.
11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson
Bliss and Rage.