Nine To Noon for Thursday 16 August 2012
09:05 Plain packaging for cigarettes
An Australian court ruling paves the way for plain packaging for cigarettes, so what does this mean for New Zealand's plan to also introduce plain packaging?
Nick Booth, spokesperson for British American Tobacco; Michael Colhoun, Communications Manager for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH); and Jonathan Aumonier-Ward, senior associate at intellectual property firm AJ Park.
09:30 Truthiness - how we can be influenced into thinking something that's wrong is true
Eryn Newman is a PhD candidate at Victoria University's School of Psychology. She has proved that the addition of pictures can influence a person into believing a piece of incorrect trivia is true.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Henrietta Fore - Women Corporate Directors
Henrietta Fore is one of four founders of Women Corporate Directors – a professional association of women high-flyers. She is the global co-chair of Women Corporate Directors and chair of the board and CEO of Holsman International. Her former roles include Administrator of USAID (first woman to hold this role), director of United States Foreign Assistance – holding the equivalent rank as Deputy Secretary of State, director of the United States Mint in the Department of Treasury from 2001 to 2005 and director of Theravance, Inc.
10:35 Book Review with Crystal Beavis
Huia Histories of Maori: Nga Tahuhu Korero
Edited by Danny Keenan
Published by Huia Publishers, $49.99
10:45 Reading: Rangatira by Paula Morris
Mr Ridgway reveals that Jenkins plans for the group of Rangatira to perform as entertainers, making money by providing a spectacle for the British public, like the touring Māori Warrior Chiefs. They are angry and argue about the money, but then are invited to meet the Queen and are overwhelmed at the honour and experience.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
The future of Kordia; 2degrees gets a million customers; and should the government give preference to local IT companies?
11:30 The Central Otago Gold Rush
Lloyd Carpenter, gold rush historian and conference convenor, 150 Years of Riches: The Central Otago Gold Rush, 1862 - 2012. Lloyd's PhD thesis examines how the Central Otago gold rush 150 years ago shaped this country's culture, society and literature.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The cyber bullying briefing paper; quoting of jurors by the media; and the latest circulation figures.
Music played in this show
Fleet Foxes: 'Quiet Houses'
from their 2008 album, 'Fleet Foxes'
Federico Aubele: 'La Esquina'
from Aubele's 2008 album "Panamericana"