Nine To Noon for Tuesday 20 March 2012
09:05 Northland wild weather rescue of woman washed away
Dick Pickering uses his kayak to rescues his neighbour Kathleen Abbott from swollen creek near Otaika, south of Whangarei, as wild weather hits Northland.
09:20 The recent International Criminal Court conviction of Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga, for using child soldiers
A look at the process of bringing charges against war criminals in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Last week the court delivered its first verdict, since it was set up 10 years ago, convicting Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga of recruiting and using child soldiers.
Chris Mahony is the deputy director, New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice Faculty of Law, University of Auckland.
09:30 Smart Cities - opportunities for Christchurch
Colin Harrison, distinguished engineer at IBM and one of IBM's Master Inventors. He's in New Zealand to speak about opportunities for Christchurch to reinvent itself through technology, infrastructure and sustainability. Colin has worked with governments around the world on natural disaster recovery, most recently in Japan following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He founded IBM's 'Smart Cities' initiative. He's also an expert on micromagnetics and medical imaging - he led the development of the world's first clinically useful MRI system in 1978.
Seismics and the City will be held at the Addington Events Centre in Christchurch on 22 March.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 John Bell - theatre legend
John Bell is an Australian actor, director, produce. His new book, On Shakespeare, draws on his long career and fascination with Shakespeare that dates back to his school days. He founded the Bell Shakespeare company, worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK.
10:25 Book Review with David Hill
Another Time, Another Life by Leif G W Persson
Published by Doubleday
10:45 Reading: Gifted by Patrick Evans, told by Stuart Devenie
Patrick Evans's fictional tale of the relationship between writers Frank Sargeson and Janet Frame, the young woman who in the mid-1950s arrived to stay in the old army hut beside his Takapuna house and wrote her first full-length novel there .
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:30 A history of venomous animals in Australia and New Zealand
Peter Hobbins is a PhD student with the University of Sydney History Department who's doing research into venomous Australasian animals and their toxins.
11:45 TV review with Lara Strongman