Nine To Noon for Monday 19 December 2011
09:05 Logging truck safety and safety on rural roads
Warwick Wilshier, chair, Log Transport Safety Council; Jackie Edkins, who is leading campaign by Rural Women NZ for better signage on country school busses; and Katrina Wright, who lives in rural Northland and concerned about logging truck drivers breaking speed limit.
09:30 Post-quake anxiety in children
Stephanie Moor, University of Otago, Christchurch, senior lecturer in child and adolescent psychiatry; and Heather Clay, Canterbury District Health Board child and adolescent mental health social worker.
Some children in Christchurch still have quite serious post-earthquake anxiety issues. We hear what to look for and why professional help might be a good idea.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Big Year interview - Mitch Evans
The 17-year-old Aucklander is New Zealand's youngest Grand Prix champion. He is the youngest son of Owen Evans, who is still the NZ land speed record holder at 349kph.
10:35 Book Review
Perlmann's Silence by Pascal Mercier
Published by Atlantic
10:45 Book Reading: Ben and William Get Knotted, by Steve Danby
Ben and William escape Christmas but now face a new problem; pressure from friends, family and work, to make honest men of each other.
11:05 Political commentators Deborah Coddington and John Pagani
11:30 Guest chef Ruth Pretty
Amaretto and Sweet Cherry Tiramisu.
Ruth Pretty's Tiramisu in the studio.
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne