Nine To Noon for Friday 24 February 2012
09:05 Nationwide audit of hot air balloons
Martyn Stacey, Balloon Aviation Association president and flight director of the Balloons Over Wairarapa which is going ahead in early March; and Captain Tim Burfoot, Transport Accident Investigation Commission's chief investigator.
09:25 Green Paper for Vulnerable Children
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett released the discussion document last July, asking for feedback from New Zealanders by the end of this month. Critics say the paper doesn't address the root causes of problems like child abuse.
Norm Hewitt - "Child Champion" promoting submissions on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children; and Gillian Press, volunteer mentor to a Wellington solo mother, who's calling for better support for young mothers in her submission.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
The Bangkok blast and the chief executive contest in Hong Kong.
10:05 Doris de Pont, fashion designer turned historian
Doris de Pont has edited the book Black: The History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture in New Zealand, which explores the cultural and historical relevance of black in this country. It was inspired by the NZ Fashion Museum's pop-up exhibition Black in Fashion that was displayed in Auckland during the Rugby World Cup and opens in Wellington today (Friday). Doris is a former designer, a trustee of the NZ Fashion Museum and curator of the exhibition.
Images from the book Black: The History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture in New Zealand by the New Zealand Fashion Museum. Left: Fredd Dagg. Photograph by and courtesy of David Roberts. Right: Photograph by Stephen Tilley at the New Zealand Fashion Museum 2011 exhibition ‘Black in Fashion’. Loan courtesy of Shona Tawhiao.
10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
It's O.K, written by Jo Hislop and illustrated by Annie Roska
Published by the author
The House That Jack Built by Gavin Bishop
Published by Gecko Press
The House That Went To Sea, written by Melinda Szymanik and illustrated by Gabriella Klapatski
Published by Duck Creek Press
10:45 Reading: The Broken Book, written and read by Fiona Farrell (Part 7 of 8)
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Music from Lambchop, Punch Brothers, Julien Dyne and Mighty Sparrow.
Album: Mr. M
Song: Mr Met
Artist: Julien Dyne
Song: Who Are You feat. Ladi 6 and Parks
Artist: Mighty Sparrow
Album: Sparromania! Wit, Wisdom and Soul from the King of Calypso 1960-1976
Song: Kennedy and Kruschev
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
Looking ahead to the opening weekend of the Super 15 and the Black Caps' one day international series against South Africa.
11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Pinky Agnew