Nine To Noon for Monday 4 March 2013
09:05 Funding cuts to an independent welfare advocacy service in Auckland
Karen Pattie, manager for the Beneficiaries Advocacy and Information Service which covers North Shore and Rodney. The service may have to shut after running for 22 years, following a cut in government funding.
09:20 Clean dairying - a family focussed on sustainable dairy farming that does not pollute the local streams
Lynsey Stratford and her husband Chris run a 200 hectare dairy farm with four other families in Curio Bay in the Catlins.
09:30 Wrap rage - why are so many products so difficult to open, particularly for the aging population?
Sandra Kirby, chief executive of Arthritis NZ; and Dick Stroud, author of the book Marketing for the Aging Consumer and advises companies on how to deliver products to the older market.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Sandy Lerner – entrepreneur turned champion of English Literature
The American founder of tech company Cisco Sytems, and founder of make up company Urban Decay, has been a publican, organic turkey farmer, and is these days a champion of English women's literature through her purchase of Chawton Great House in Hampshire (it was the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Knight, and it was his residence there that made it possible for Jane, her mother and her sister Cassandra to settle at Chawton Cottage during the last years of Jane's life. All of Jane Austen's novels were either written or edited for publication from this home).
Second Impressions - The first historically and socially accurate sequel to Austen's Pride & Prejudice
10:35 Book Review with Jane Westaway
The Child's Child by Barbara Vine
Published by Viking
10:45 Reading: Among the Cinders, by Maurice Shadbolt
The story of a 16-year-old who accompanies his larger-than-life grandfather on a nostalgic trip through New Zealand (Part 6 of 10)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The Supreme Court water ruling and the impending Mighty River Power float, a controversial exit speech by Labour MP Charles Chauvel and the latest political polling.
11:30 Guest chef Catherine Bell - traditional Catalonian dishes
Catalan Coca - a Mediterranean Flatbread
Greek Yogurt with Orange Blossom Water
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey