Nine To Noon for Tuesday 10 April 2012
09:05 Challenges facing the ombudsmans office in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake
Beverly Wakem - Chief Ombudsman, New Zealand and president of the International Ombudsman Institute.
09:30 Alarming new research pointing the finger at some widely used pesticides for a decline in bee numbers.
Professor Dave Goulson from the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, UK; and Associate Professor Peter Dearden, director Genetics Otago and senior lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago – authors of the study Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production.
9:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 The largest astronomical obervatory in the world
Charles Alcock - New Zealand-raised and educated astrophysicist who now heads the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Massachussetts.
10:30 Book review with Gail Pittaway
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Published by Litte, Brown
10:45 Reading: Smarts and Follies by Kate Duggan
Told by Michele Amas
A woman goes to a party with old friends, friends she has long lost touch with.
11:05 Political commentators Josie Pagani and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Guest chef Alexandra Tylee,
Owner of Pipi café and restaurant in Havelock North, and wine commentator Stephen Morris
Pipi - the cookbook, recipes by Alexandra Tylee and photography by Brian Culy
Published by Random House
11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
The Pirates, The Lorax, and Footnote