Nine To Noon for Tuesday 13 September 2011
09:05 Can Auckland officials avoid the transport chaos that marred the opening of the Rugby World cup from happening again?
Michael Barnett, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
09:30 Synthetic meat - is the world's first lab-grown hamburger imminent?
Professor Mark Post has created the world's first lab-grown meat. Can synthetic food grown from cells in a laboratory help to tackle world hunger? Will eating what has been dubbed "meat without slaughter" help the environment, by putting less strain on it than traditional farming and food processing methods? What are the implications for economies like NZ?
09:45 International correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 UK-based American artist Nina Gehl
Nina Gehl uses wood ash or cremated remains of animals (mixed with oil) to paint her images. An exhibition of her work opens tonight at Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington.
10:25 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
Watch Out for Me by Sylvia Johnson
Published by Allen & Unwin
10:45 Reading: A Gun In My Hand by Gordon Slatter (Episode 2 of 10)
With a gun in his hand and bitterness in his heart, a man has returned to settle things once and for all with the men and women he has avoided ever since the war.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Why the global and NZ economies continue to weaken.
11:20 New Zealand's Native Trees
Dr John Dawson was Associate Professor of Botany at Victoria University until his retirement in 1988. His latest book along with photographer Rob Lucas is New Zealand's Native Trees. The book describes and illustrates more than 250 species, while addressing evolution, biodiversity and environmental threats.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Coverage of the Rugby World Cup and the September 11 anniversary.