Nine To Noon for Friday 1 June 2012
09:05 The country's biggest private sector union says employees could walk off job if their workplaces aren't quake-safe
David Lowe, manager of advisory services for the Employers and Manufacturers Association; Susan Hornsby-Geluk, employment lawyer at Chen Palmer in Wellington; and Connal Townsend, CEO of the Property Council, which represents property owners and developers.
09:30 A Canadian mother who has launched a successful career bringing children's drawings to life.
Vancouver mother Wendy Tsao, who wanted to find the perfect comfort toy for her four-year-old son Dani, found inspiration by rifling through his stacks of drawings and from a sketch made a soft, familiar and three-dimensional friend. It led to her launching her own business, Child's Own Studio, which makes toys inspired by the scribbles of girls and boys.
09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode
10:05 Dr David Garrett - developing a bionic eye
Former competitive ballroom dancer, turned high end London caterer, Dr David Barret is now a research fellow at Melbourne University School of Physics and part of a team working on a bionic eye prototype.
Right: David Garrett and dance partner Sarah Gilligan practising in Christchurch in 1998.
Credit: Fairfax Media / The Press
10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Demolition by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock
Farmer John's Tractor by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Robyn Belton
What's The Matter, Auntie May? by Peter Friend, illustrated by Andrew Joyner
10:45 Reading: Leap, by Shelly Davies
Read by Kura Forrester
A leap tide comes up beyond the normal high tide mark, killing off grass and leaving dead fish. He says she’s like a leap tide but she discovers that it is he who is like the tide.
11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Melody Gardot, Sigur Ros and Rumer.
Artist: Melody Gardot
Album: The Absence
Album: Boys Don’t Cry
Song: Sara Smile
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Michele A'Court