Nine To Noon for Monday 17 October 2011
09:05 Pressure mounts on Maritime NZ, with bad weather looming over the Rena salvage operation and more questions being asked about its handling of the disaster
Catherine Taylor, director of Maritime NZ responds to senior industry sources who are unconvinced that Maritime NZ acted fast enough when the Rena first hit the Astrolabe reef.
09:30 How can the construction industry prevent a bust after the Christchurch rebuild boom?
The construction industry is set for a boom with the Christchurch rebuild - but it's an industry vulnerable to catastrophic busts. So how can that be prevented after the Christchurch rebuild? PWC has carried out an economic analysis of the role and value of the construction industry (report commissioned by the CSG) and has recommended ways to ensure this large provider of jobs remains sustainable
Richard Aitken, chair of the Construction Strategy Group; and John Shewan, chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
The latest developments on the eurozone crisis; French socialists choose their candidate to stand against Nicolas Sarkozy; and new criminal charges are filed against jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
10:05 Robyn Duncan - Youth alcohol and drug worker
Robyn Duncan works with young people in Feilding and has been fostering children since she was 18-years old. She was recognised this year in the Queens Birthday honours list for services to the community.
10:30 Book Review with Nicholas Reid
The Genius in my Basement by Alexander Masters
Published by Fourth Estate
10:45 Reading: Tatiana by Linda Niccol
Blonde dreadlocked Tatiana brings a spot of warmth and colour to Vietnam veteran Ben's bleak life.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The politics of the Rena disaster and how it's likely to play out with voters, plus Labour's communications and information policy.
11:30 Guest chef Bevan Smith, Chef and Owner of Riverstone Kitchen restaurant - Waitaki Plains in North Otago and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Riverstone Kitchen - recipes from a chef's garden, by Bevan Smith, HARPERCOLLINS Publishers.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Electricity, Cars and Charging...
Bidding for Volts - Recharging Electric cars, The Economist
All charged up for sharing – Electric Cars, The Economist
Highly Charged – Electric cars in China, The Economist
Karma Chameleon – Luxury Electric cars, The Economist