Nine To Noon for Thursday 27 October 2011
09:05 Maui gas pipeline shutdown
Pierre van Heerden, GM Sanitarium NZ; Warren Stewart, Hospitality New Zealand Auckland branch president; Shamubeel Eaqub, principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
09:30 Millions of tons of debris from the Japanese quake makes its way across the Pacific
Researchers at the University of Hawaii's International Pacific Research Center who correctly forecast the trajectory of the debris sucked into the Pacific from the Japanese quake. Last month a Russian ship discovered an array of tsunami debris as it travelled from Honululu to Vladivostok - exactly where they had predicted.
Jan Hafner, scientific computer programmer at the International Pacific Research Center.
09:45 Ireland correspondent Ailbhe Conneely
10:05 Neonatal health and its future consequences
A paediatrician who has specialised in newborn intensive care, Professor Jane Harding, is an international authority on the regulation of foetal growth, placental function, and the treatment and consequences of under-nutrition in the womb. Professor Harding, who's also deputy vice-chancellor at Auckland University, has recently been given funding from the US government for a five year study (led by her and a team at the Liggins Institute) on low blood glucose in babies - a condition which affects up to 15 percent of babies internationally and can lead to brain damage in serious cases.
There is an 0800 phone number for people to call if they may be eligible for her NIH-funded CHYLDS (Children with Hypoglycaemia and their Later Development) study - it's 0800 249537 (0800 CHYLDS) and the study is following up babies born at Waikato hospital over the last five years who took part in the BABIES and Sugar Babies studies.
10:35 Book Review with Phil Smith
Planet Word by Stephen Fry
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 Reading: 'Milk' by Susy Pointon (Part 3 of 4)
Tanya escapes her past and drags her kids and alcoholic ex north to the Hokianga where soon finds herself living and working on a dairy farm.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New Technology with Donald Clark
A dash of salt makes your hard-drive bigger; how New Zealand broadband compares internationally; and are we running out of ingredients for our gadgets?
11:30 A new collection of Janet Frame's work
Janet Frame's niece, Pamela Gordon, has edited a new collection of short non-fiction and unseen material (letters, essays, speeches etc) written by her aunt, one of New Zealand's most influential writers.
11:45 Film review
The film version of One Day, the French film Beautiful Lies, and Pina , a German 3D dance film directed by Wim Wenders.