Nine To Noon for Thursday 31 May 2012
09:05 Pike River families told recovery operation too dangerous
Laurie Drew, father of Zen Drew, one of those killed in the Pike River mine.
09:25 Transport lessons that New Zealand can learn from London
Daniel Moylan is the deputy chair of Transport for London, the statutory body that manages London's underground, bus and major road networks. Conservative councillor Daniel Moylan is in New Zealand to talk about smart transport and what's worked in London.
He was a keynote speaker in the Auckland Conversations series run by the Auckland Council
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
The Queen's Jubilee and former Prime Minister Tony Blair's appearance at the Leveson inquiry.
10:05 Oliver Marc Hartwich - The New Zealand Initiative
Dr Oliver Hartwich is the executive director of the New Zealand Initiative, a new body created as a result of a merger of the Business Round Table and The New Zealand Institute.
10:35 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz
The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Published by Little, Brown (Piatkus)
10:45 Reading: Poppy, by Linda Niccol (part two)
Luke gets involved with Poppy, a girl who’s got a little bit extra.
Produced by Prue Langbein for Radio New Zealand
11:05 New Technology correspondent Donald Clark
How the iPad helped Greek debt restructuring; liquid metal batteries and a new app reinvents the phone call.
11:25 Ruataniwha Water Storage Project
Andrew Newman, chief executive of Hawke's Bay Regional Council, is overseeing the Ruataniwha Water Storage Project; Sam Robinson, chairman of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Project Leadership Team - he's also the chairman of AgResearch and is a Central Hawke's Bay hill country farmer; and Debbie Hewitt, chair of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Project stakeholder group, which includes iwi, environmental groups and locals affected by water storage footprint. She's also a director of Horticulture NZ.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Judy McGregor going undercover, the latest circulation figures and how newspapers obscure the slide, and the decision to move Fairfax Australia's regional subbing to New Zealand.