Nine To Noon for Thursday 12 July 2012
09:05 Social agencies urge Government not to cut services for better-off children
Barbara Lambourn, UNICEF National Advocacy Manager; and Peter Reynolds, Early Childhood Council chief executive. More than 70 non-government organisations working with children in education, health and social services, have jointly voiced their concerns about the government's direction. It's in response to a government discussion document, or green paper, setting out its policy direction for vulnerable children.
09:25 'Big Data' - consumer privacy and data security
Former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour has been internationally recognised for her leadership in the emerging field of consumer privacy and data security. The co-Chair of the Legal Working Group of the Cloud Security Alliance - a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance with cloud computing - is in Auckland for the NetHui 2012 conference.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
The Lords Reform debacle and the death of TetraPak heiress Eva Rausing.
10:05 Feature guest - Sister Sue Cosgrove
One of the Sisters of Compassion, formerly of the Jerusalem convent founded by Suzanne Aubert on the Whanganui River, and now of the Home of Compassion at Island Bay. A documentary at the New Zealand Film Festival covers the work of the Sisters alongside the local community at Jerusalem.
How Far is Heaven screens at the New Zealand International Film Festival in Auckland on July 21 and 24, and in Wellington on August 10 and 11.
10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad
The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour
Robbing a country bank branch may not be the brightest idea in the digital age - but it's what a group of unemployed youths have selected as their " Business Enterprise Scheme "project".
11:05 New Technology correspondent Steve McCabe
Technology developments in education, and how to get schooled online.
11:30 Bob Gentil - disc golf pioneer
Bob Gentil created New Zealand's first unofficial disc golf course at One Tree Hill in Auckland and went on to help establish the New Zealand Flying Disc Association. He's served as a player, coach and administrator and was recently the first Southern Hemisphere player to be inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
A poll on Ewen McDonald's guilt; Michael Laws and the Broadcasting Standards Authority; and changes afoot at the Sunday Star Times and NZ Herald.