Nine To Noon for Tuesday 11 October 2011
09:05 Oil spill clean up - what's the potential impact on birdlife?
Julian Fitter, representing the award0winning Maketu-Ongatoro Wetlands trust, which is working to conserve the biodiversity of the local area. The wetlands are home to a colony of threatened New Zealand dotterel.
09:20 Papamoa residents concerned about the oil spill
Sandra Williams, Papamoa resident who lives one block from the beach and has also been to Mount Maunganui to see the oil that's washed up on the beach there.
09:30 The growing problem of e-waste from new handheld technology
Casey Harrell, head of Greenpeace International's campaign on electronic waste; and Laurence Zwimpfer, chairperson of the e-Day New Zealand Trust.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Former rugby player for England, now commentator and an author, Brian Moore
Brian Moore's autobiography speaks out about his sexual abuse when he was a child, by a family friend. He was known as 'Pitbull' during his rugby playing days, a hooker and hardman of amateur rugby, and now speaks his mind from the commentary box.
Beware of the Dog by Brian Moore, published by Simon and Schuster UK.
10:40 A mayday call has gone out from the stricken Rena container ship
Catherine Taylor, the Director of Maritime NZ, details the mayday call that asks for a total evacuation of the remaining crew on board the vessel that is grounded off the coast of Tauranga.
10:45 Reading: Last Day, Last Chance, Forever And Ever' by Noel Harrison (Part 2 of 5)
Vicky's family suffered an injustice in the 1880s for which she is determined to find justice today.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Book Review with Ian Chapman
Freddie Mercury by Lesley Ann Jones
Published by Hodder
11:15 Business commentator Rod Oram
The government's Economic Growth Agenda.
11:20 Trees of New Zealand: Stories of Beauty and Character
Writer Peter Janssen and photographer Mike Hollman have travelled the country taking portraits of, and telling the stories behind some of New Zealand's most remarkable trees. From the 800-year-old Pohutukawa that stands at Cape Reinga to the windswept macrocarpa at Slope Point their book Trees of New Zealand covers not only the country's oldest and largest trees but also trees that have their own story to tell.
Californian natives exposed to the weather off Foveaux Strait on south-western edge of the Catlins.
11:45 Media commentator
Speaker Lockwood Smith's disproportionate 'punishment' of the NZ Herald; caution on what media political polls; and Radio Live's response to the John Key hosting controversy.