Nine To Noon for Friday 3 February 2012
09:05 What an EQC review will mean for rising household insurance premiums
Ian Simpson, chief executive of the Earthquake Commission; and Chris Curtin, chief executive of AA Insurance, the third-largest general insurer in New Zealand.
A ministerial briefing from the EQC outlines the issues the Commission will examine in a review of the way it operates this year. It will consider the removal of contents cover from EQC insurance, re-examine the policy rationale for land cover, and look at inflation related adjustments for caps, excesses and premiums. It will also look at whether people in quake prone areas should pay more than those who don't.
09:20 Farming and climate change - how farmers are adapting to increasing droughts, storms and floods
Anthony Clark, former NIWA climate scientist now works for Dairy NZ on climate change and variability issues; and Bruce Wills, president of Federated Farmers, and an East Coast farmer who recently endured three years in a row of drought.
09:45 Pacific News with correspondent Michael Field
Michael Somare's bid to regain power; and Tonga: the nobles in court, and the expensive wedding to come, plus the Tongan German luge hoax.
10:05 Robyn Langlands - co-founder Kaibosh
Robyn Langlands is the co-founder of New Zealand's only food rescue organisation, Kaibosh. So far it has collected around 18 thousand tonnes of surplus food from retailers, and distributed it to charities. She's also close to completing her PhD in clinical psychology, with her doctoral research on the phenomenon of non-suicidal self harm among young people.
10:35 Book Review with Jane Westaway
This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
Published by Atlantic
10:45 Reading: Losing It by Sandy McKay (Part 10 of 10)
Jo achieves her goal weight and is allowed to go home.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Music review with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy talks about some of the acts who played at St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Auckland on Monday: The Horrors (their last album Skying), Feist (Metals) and Shayne P. Carter, who closed out on the smaller stage with a reprise of his Last Train To Brockville career retrospective show.
Album: Metals (2011)
Song: How Come You Never Go There (3.25), track 4
Artist: The Horrors
Song: Dive In (4.52) - track 5
Artist: Shayne P. Carter
Album: Last Train To Brockville (tour issue CD to accompany last year's tour of the same name)
Track: Randolph's Going Home (with Peter Jefferies, 3.58) - track 13
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther