Nine To Noon for Thursday 6 October 2011
09:05 The Ministry of Education responds to claims that quake strengthening work in schools will not bring buildings up to an acceptable standard
Jerome Sheppard, policy manager, School Property Infrastructure Group at the Ministry of Education.
09:30 The Manawatu Gorge will remain closed for at least another two months - many local businesses that rely on the through traffic are struggling to stay afloat
Becky Algie, owner of the Bridge Cafe in Woodville; and John Gooding, owner of the Fishspot in Woodville.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris discusses the Conservative party conference
10:05 Dale Beatty and John Gallina
Wounded Iraq war veterans and co-founders of Purple Heart Homes.
10:35 Book review with Tina Shaw
Artists' Impression of New Zealand by Denis Robinson
Published by New Holland
10:45 Reading: Cholesterol by Elizabeth Smither
Anna’s cholesterol level almost destroys a long standing friendship.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
The editor of Computerworld magazine discusses the iPhone 4S announcement, Steven Joyce's legacy as Communications and Information Technology Minister and Chinese investment in technology.
11:20 Feature guest Brigid Gallagher
Archaeological conservator and presenter of the hit British TV show Time Team.
11:45 TV review with Simon Wilson
The X Factor, The Borgias and Soho.