Nine To Noon for Thursday 9 February 2012
09:05 The Electoral Commission refers the Radio Live show hosted by John Key to the police
Chris Flatt, General Secretary of the Labour Party, who laid the original complaint.
The Electoral Commission has found the Radio Live show hosted by John Key last September was an election programme and has referred the matter to the police.
09:15 Finance Minister on the impact that the European debt crisis is having on the NZ economy
Bill English, Finance Minister.
The government has already flagged that a forecast $1.57 billion Crown surplus for the 2014-15 year has been cut to between $300 million and $500 million and Treasury's latest economic summary says the outlook for New Zealand has deteriorated further due to the impact of the Eurozone crisis.
09:35 The Electoral Commission refers the Radio Live show hosted by John Key to the police
Graeme Edgeler, Wellington barrister specialising in electoral law.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Sir John Buchanan - UK based business leader
New Zealand-born and raised Sir John was recently knighted in the UK for his services to industry. He worked for 33 years at BP, acquiring and trading oil and as its CFO.
He's currently chair of Smith and Nephew, deputy chairman of the Vodafone Group, independent director of BHP Billiton, chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK), and was chairman of the UK Trustees for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
10:35 Book review with Crytsal Beaver
Siege by Simon Kernick
Published by Bantam
10:45 Reading: Waiting for Lord Jim, a short story by Adrienne M Frater
Lady Enid celebrates her 104th birthday.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New technology with Donald Clark
The value of Facebook; the decline of text messaging; and free WiFi.
- Facebook: A fist full of dollars - The Economist
- More signs of steep text message eroision - Forbes
- Eateris to offer WiFi service in April - NewStraitTimes
11:20 Clinical Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel Latta
How relationships change once kids come along.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Coverage of Waitangi Day; statistics and the role that the StatsChat website is playing in instructing the media on how statistics should be used; and the battle of the news websites - NZ Herald vs Stuff.