Nine To Noon for Thursday 29 March 2012
Rob Jager, general manager; Shell Todd Oil Services; dubbed the Erin Brockovich of Taranaki, Sarah Roberts has been spearheading the public awareness campaign about fracking in the region and lobbying for an inquiry; and Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
09:30 First ever "Sea Edge" international waterfront symposium being held in Auckland
Bob Harvey, chair of Waterfront Auckland; and Greg Clark, who is moderating the event and is an International Advisor on the Auckland Strategic Plan plus City Advisor for Cap Gemini.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Andrew Mueller - foreign correspondent and music journalist
Andrew Mueller is an Australian-born, London-based music critic, travel writer, foreign correspondent, columnist and author.
He began working as a reviewer on the famous rock weekly review, Melody Maker, in the early 1990s, before becoming, by his own description, an accidental war reporter. Andrew Mueller is a contributing editor at Monocle, and also writes for The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, Bloomberg Business Week and Harper's Bazaar, among others.
10:35 Book review with Gyles Beckford
You Can't Read This Book by Nick Cohen
Published by Fourth Estate
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 New technology with Sarah Putt
The Huawei controversy and the big Google visit to New Zealand.
11:20 Songs from the Inside
Musicians Warren Maxwell and Ruia Aperahama (along with Maisey Rika and Anika Moa) conducted a programme teaching songwriting to prisoners in Rimutaka and Arohata Corrections Facilities. Their work was documented for a new series on Maori TV.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The final episode in the teapot saga and celebrity journalists receiving appearance money from a casino.