Nine To Noon for Thursday 16 February 2012
09:05 The implications of the High Court decision setting aside the approval of the Crafar farms sale
Alan McDonald, spokesperson for the Crafar Farms Purchase Group, led by Sir Michael Fay; Chris Kelly, the CEO of state-owned Landcorp, which has a deal to run the Crafar farms for the Chinese bidder Shanghai Pengxin; and Nick Russell, lawyer at Chen Palmer.
09:30 NZ's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array telescopes
Professor Sergei Gulyaev, head of AUT's Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, who is leading the bid by New Zealand and Australia to host the SKA project. A joint Australian-New Zealand consortium is bidding for the right to host the Square Kilometre Array, a $3.1 billion cluster of radio telescopes that's been dubbed "the biggest science project in the world" – it's equivalent in scale to the Large Hadron Collider in Europe.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
English football; extremist Islamist cleric Abu Qatada; and the alleged 'marginalisation' of Christianity.
10:05 Author and screenwriter Robert Shearman
In 2005 multi award-winning fantasy writer Robert Shearman famously returned the Dalek to Doctor Who in an episode viewed by 8.6 million people. As well as screenwriting, Shearman writes plays, audio dramas and short stories. His first collection of stories, Tiny Deaths, won a World Fantasy Award and his Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, won the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection.
Robert Shearman is speaking at the NZ Festival Writers and Readers week, on 12 March at 5pm at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.
10:35 Book review with Sonja de Freiz
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Published by Headline
10:45 Reading: The Broken Book, written and read by Fiona Farrell (Part 2 of 8)
An eight-part adaptation of The Broken Book in which Fiona Farrell, the Christchurch writer and enthusiastic walker, reads her acclaimed book that began as a loving collection of travel experiences and thoughts - and was brutally interrupted by the violent forces of nature that devastated the city inciting chaos and evocative poems.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
11:20 UK theatre artist Andy Manley
Andy Manley will be performing his latest work White at the New Zealand International Arts Festival. White is aimed at children aged 2-5 and is about two characters called Cotton and Wrinkle who live in a world where everything is white – until one day a colourful egg tumbles down from the sky, and changes everything.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The Paul Holmes column and the latest newspaper audit figures.