Nine To Noon for Friday 13 July 2012
09:05 The Government's go-to education expert sets the record straight
John Hattie, the director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, talks about the recent backdown on increasing teacher-student ratios, the merits of league tables and performance pay for teachers. Professor Hattie was a member of the independent advisory group reporting to the NZ Government on national standards.
09:30 Exploratory drilling consent granted for Stewart Island.
Jon Spraggon, chair of the Stewart Island Community Board, Southland District mayor Frana Cardno, and Stewart Island resident Britt Moore.
09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode
The Asean forum in Phnom Penh and the state of Cambodia.
10:05 Feature guest - wildlife photographer David Lloyd
Self-taught New Zealand photographer whose photo 'In the Flick of a Tail' made the final cut in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – one of 108 images chosen from more than 40,000 entries - and was also selected as the cover image for this year's Wildlife book.
The competition is part of the Auckland Museum's CAMERA Season of Photography which also features the NZ-LIFE exhibition – three years of award-winning photography from New Zealand Geographic.
The museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on until August 26 and entry is free.
Photograph by David Lloyd. © David Lloyd
10:35 Children's Book Reviews with John McIntyre
Colour The Stars by Dawn MacMillan
Published by Scholastic
Slinky Malinki, Early Bird by Lynley Dodd
Published by Puffin
Eruption- Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes by Maria Gill
Published by New Holland
Pinky was absent when his Business Enterprise Scheme group executed their plan to rob a bank - but he is back with them as they face up to the scheme coordinator in today's final episode iof our story 'Hard Up'.
11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna
Artist: Ane Brun
Album: It All Starts With One
Song: Do You Remember
Artist: Of Monsters and Men
Album: My Head is an Animal
Song: Mountain Sound
Album: TV Sound and Image: British Television, Film and Library Composers 1955-78
Songs: Richard Denton And Martin Cook - Tomorrow’s World
Brian Bennett - Canvas
Album: Rock Your Baby – 24 Red Hot Rompers for Children of All Ages
Songs: The Mummy - Bob McFadden & Dor
Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Urzila Carson