Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 December 2012
09:05 Report from NZ and Australian Productivity Commissions on strengthening trans-Tasman economic relations
Murray Shewin is chair of the Productivity Commission, which along with its Australian counterpart, has delivered a final report to Ministers containing findings and recommendations for strengthening trans-Tasman economic relations.
09:25 The need to understand cities before messing with them
Paul Cheshire is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He will be delivering an address at the office of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
10:05 Big Year series: Lt General Rhys Jones, Chief of the NZ Defence Force
10:35 Book Review with Siobhan Harvey
Country Girl - a memoir by Edna O'Brien
Published by Faber & Faber
10:45 Reading: Silks by Fiona Kidman (Part 2 of 3)
When her husband becomes seriously ill in Hanoi, his wife keeps vigil and thinks back to the beginning of their relationship, those memories prompting the affirmation and renewal of her love.
11:05 New Technology commentator Donald Clark
11:20 Archaeology/heritage commentator Brigid Gallagher
Vice President of the NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials Association talks about Nerd Nite; the removal of science from conservation of cultural material education; archaeology, heritage and conservation in the news 2012; and summer Must-Do's.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin gives us his take on the hoax call and coverage of the aftermath, and discusses Paul Holmes and his contribution to TV journalism.
Music played in this show
Sergio Mendes: 'The Christmas Song', written in 1944
Ravi Shanker: ' Discovery of India'
Louis Baker: Even in the Darkness