Nine To Noon for Tuesday 9 October 2012
09:05 Should New Zealanders be worried about our broadband contract with Huawei?
Daniel Ayers, director of Elementary Solutions, a computer forensics company; and Paul Brislen, chief executive of the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand.
09:30 Elite sport funding - is it time to share the government funding with the top athletes in non-Olympic sports?
Paige Hareb, New Zealand surfer who consistently ranks in top 10 internationally; Alex Baumann, chief executive of High Peformance Sport New Zealand.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
The latest news on Barrack Obama's "devastatingly terrible" debate appearance.
10:05 Singles researcher and author Bella DePaulo
Described by Atlantic magazine as "America's foremost thinker and writer on the single experience", Bella DePaulo is a professor of social psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is also the author of Singled Out, Single with Attitude and Singulism.
10:35 Book Review with Rae McGregor
Brazil by Michael Palin
Published by Orion
10:45 Reading: Shooting the Moon by V M Jones read by Matt Whelan
In this sequal to the award-winning novel Juggling with Mandarins the hero Pip McLeod is in his mid teens, wrapped up in his own emotions, and learning the hard way, what matters most of all. (Part 7 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:30 The history of the country's back country huts with Shaun Barnett and Rob Brown
Many of the New Zealand's back country huts are accessible only by days of tramping through rugged bush. Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint spent three years researching and writing a complete history of back country huts in New Zealand using archive photos, as well as taking some remarkable photos of the huts in their remote landscapes.
Asbestos Cottage (historic mining hut built 1897), Kahurangi NP, Nelson.
11:45 Film review with Graeme Tuckett
Dredd, Searching for Sugarman, and the Italian Film Festival.