Nine To Noon for Monday 17 December 2012
09:05 Cyclone Evan begins lashing parts of Fiji after leaving a trail of destruction in Samoa
Mary Rose Wye is the manager of the Beachcomber Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands; and Sharon Wild, the Naveria Heights Lodge Owner at Savusavu on Vanua Levu.
09:20 Education Ministry is overhauling truancy services
Stephan Dyer, Taranaki truancy officer who lost his job.
09:35 The CEO of the NZ Drug Detection Agency on the trends of 2012
Chris Hilson is the CEO of the NZ Drug Detection Agency, which projects it will do 75,000 tests this year, a jump of more than 40 percent on 2011. It says 10 percent of its tests are now for synthetic cannabis and psychoactive drugs known as "bath salts" are expected to be the next designer drug here.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 Big Year Interview - Marie Shroff
Marie Shroff has been Privacy Commissioner since 2003 and says this year has been marked by major public sector data breaches. They include the ACC spreadsheet breach, which saw the details of 6,500 plus ACC clients accidentially emailed to claimant Bronwyn Puller, in March and the WINZ kiosk breach in October.
10:35 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Published by Little, Brown
Seasonal harmonies from the direct marketing fraternity.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The big issues in politics of 2012 .
11:30 Guest chef Nici Wickes and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Nici Wickes is a food writer, cook, TV personality and cookbook author.
A decadent feast made easy for Christmas day lunch or dinner:
Crayfish Tails with Crispy Capers, Butter and Fresh Lemon
Slow Cooked Duck with Wild Thyme
Roulade with Fresh Strawberries and Mascarpone
11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Tuhoe, a hikoi to Wharekauri/Chatham Island to mark 12/12/12, and Cape gannets on Malgas Island.
Music played in this show
Time Played: 09:30
Title: You And Me
Artist: Sarah Watkins
Album: Sun Midnight Sun
Time Played: 11:32
Title: Out Of Our League
Comp: Fisher, Thomas, Fisher, Beehre
Label: Kiwi Hit Disc, Nz On Air