Nine To Noon for Monday 31 October 2011
09:05 Health and Disability Commission investigation into a botched operation by a surgeon in Waikato
The Health and Disability Commissioner, Anthony Hill.
09:20 War of the Roses
Hamilton City Council's cost saving proposal to remove roses from Hamilton Gardens.
Barry Harris, Chief Executive of the Hamilton City Council; and Sam McGredy, a veteran rose breeder. Sam's family have been breeding roses since 1880, and he has bred 200-300 roses of his own, many in Hamilton Gardens.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 Election debate: The Economy - Bill English and David Cunliffe
The finance spokespeople for the National and Labour parties outline their policies and go head to head on the challenges facing the NZ economy.
10:30 Book Review with Paul Diamond
Infrared by Nancy Huston
Published by Text
10:45 Reading: The Years Before My Death written and read by David McPhail (Part 1 of 10)
One of New Zealand's best comic actors and writers recalls anecdote of his life from choirboy to royal honours.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams give us their take on our economy debate, and how the respective parties have kicked off the election campaign.
11:30 Guest chef Al Brown
Chargrilled Oregano Lamb Loin Chops with Skordalia and Smoked Paprika and Cumin Oil
Crab Fritters with Preserved Lemon Mayonnaise
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Trolleyology, Utilitarianism and a farewell.