Nine To Noon for Wednesday 30 May 2012
09:05 The Education Minister fronts up to angry Intermediate principals at their conference in Auckland
Sharon Keen, principal of Casebrook Intermediate in Christchurch.
09:20 Te Aranga marae's bid to buy 317 local state houses
Henare O'Keefe is the chair of Te Aranga marae in Hastings, which has asked Housing New Zealand if it can buy all 317 of Flaxmere's state houses. Henare is also a Hastings District Councillor and youth worker.
09:30 Dr John Baker - World Food Prize nominee
Dr John Baker is a Feilding-based entrepreneur who has been nominated for the World Food Prize for his invention - a cross-slot seed drill which is described as the keyhole surgery of farming. The drill creates two side-by-side pockets as it passes through the soil, depositing seed in one and fertiliser in the other.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
The Migrant worker controversy and the issue of overdiagnosis.
10:05 Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard
Mathew Prichard is the chair of Agatha Christie Enterprises Ltd and the editor of a new book The Grand Tour: Letter and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922, which covers a year-long round-the-world trip taken by his best-selling novelist grandmother.
10:25 Book Review with Jane Westaway
In One Person by John Irving
Published by Doubleday
10:45 Reading: Poppy, by Linda Niccol (part one)
Luke gets involved with Poppy, a girl who’s got a little bit extra.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Regina Spektor
1. Us (4:52) - Regina Spektor taken from 2004 album, "Soviet Kitsch" (Sire)
2. On The Radio (3:22) - Regina Spektor taken from 2006 album, "Begin To Hope" (Sire)
3. Apres Moi (4:37) - Regina Spektor taken from 2010 album, "Live In London" (Sire)
4. All The Rowboats (3:34) - Regina Spektor taken from 2012 album, "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats" (Sire)
11:30 Legal commentator Grant Illingworth
11:45 Art commentator Courtney Johnston - Dark Sky
An exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University uses the upcoming Transit of Venus as a jumping off point to examine the history - social, fine art, and popular - of photography of the night sky.
The Transit of Venus
The Dark Sky - Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington (until 8 July, free entry)
Eric Lee-Johnson works in Te Papa’s collections
Eric Lee-Johnson night sky photographs
Ella Fitzgerald - ‘Only a Paper Moon'
Eric Lee-Johnson, 'Night sky, Waimamaku', 1950s. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. © Te Papa. http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=371039