Nine To Noon for Thursday 15 September 2011
09:05 A new safety report shows the Wellington City Council was warned that changes it was making to some of the main thoroughfares in the central city were potentially dangerous
Andy Foster, Wellington City councillor and transport portfolio leader. He is also president of Traffic Institute of NZ; Maria van der Meel, President of the lobby group, The City is Ours.
09:20 The Commerce Commission's first mobile monitoring report
The Telecommunications Commissioner says four months after cutting wholesale termination rates, there has been small increase in calls and text messages between networks and that the difference between the average costs of calls within and between networks has narrowed.
Ross Patterson, Telecommunications Commissioner; and Sarah Putt, editor of Computer World magazine.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 In Defence of Dogs
John Bradshaw, author of In Defence of Dogs: Why Dogs Need Our Understanding and the foundation director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol in England. He has devoted the last 25 years to studying the domestic dog and his best-selling book is described as a major rethink about the way we understand dogs.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts
That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
10:45 Reading: A Gun In My Hand by Gordon Slatter (Episode 4 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 New Technology with Steve McCabe
The dangers of the Web; domain names; and acne... there isn’t an app for that.
11:20 Parenting - issues faces NZ youth
Dr Bronwyn Hayward is a senior lecturer in Politics and Social Sciences at Canterbury University specialising in young citizens. She discusses how change is affecting the next generation of young New Zealanders in how they think and act and the future trends that will affect our younger citizens and plan accordingly.
11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
Hanna, the documentary Steam of Life, and The Help.