Nine To Noon for Friday 28 October 2011
09:05 Raising the pension age
Kerry McDonald, former head of the Government's Savings Working Group, former chairman of the BNZ and managing director of Comalco New Zealand; Michael Littlewood, Co-Director, Auckland University's Retirement Policy and Research Centre; and Professor Chris Cunningham, Director, Research Centre for Māori Health & Development, Massey University Wellington.
09:30 The world's population reaches seven billion on Monday
A new report from the United Nations Population Fund looks at the new challenges we face as the numbers continue to rise.
Dirk Jena is the director of the UNFPA's Pacific Sub-Regional Office, based in Fiji.
10:05 Sir Ranulph Fiennes - British Adventurer/Explorer
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
One of the questions he's asked the most .. is who his heroes are? His response is his book 'My Heroes: extraordinary courage, exceptional people by Ranulph Fiennes, published by Hodder and Stoughton.
10:35 Book review with Gail Pittaway
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin
Published by Orion
10:45 Reading: 'Milk' by Susy Pointon (Part 4 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 Music with Sean McKenna
New music from Tom Waits, Coldplay and the Unfaithful Ways.
Album: Mylo Xyloto
Song: Princess of China
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Moata Tamaira