Nine To Noon for Monday 2 July 2012
09:05 How well are local councils performing?
Larry Mitchell, an independent finance and policy consultant who compiles an annual Local Government League Table; Lawrence Yule, Hastings mayor and president of Local Government New Zealand; and David Carter, Minister for Local Government.
09:20 Charity Gaming in need of an overhaul
The Charity Gaming Association is an umbrella organisation for charitable trusts, which distributes money from proceeds of gaming machines. Francis Wevers, former chief of the Charity Gaming Association says the system is corrupt and in need of an overhaul.
09:50 Russia correspondent Carston von Nahmen
10:05 Feature guest - Edric Baker, New Zealand doctor in Bangladesh
New Zealand missionary doctor who since 1983 has been based in a rural area of Bangladesh where he runs a hospital and clinic.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith
The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett
10:45 Reading: Smoking in Antarctica by Steve Braunias (Part 6 of 10)
A collection of columns by an award-winning chronicler of our life and times . In today's selected columns Steve Braunias gets to grips with email fraud and attends a murder trial.
11:05 Political commentators Stephen Franks and Josie Pagani
Asset sales process, legal wrangling in the Kim Dotcom case and public service targets.
11:30 Guest chef artisan baker Dean Brettschneider
Hearty winter pies, and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Pie: 80+ Pies And Pastry Delights by Dean Brettschneider
Published by Penguin
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Sharing cars, the new car-pooling and a radical rethink of public transport.