Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 March 2013
09:05 Why are mining companies being allowed to survey Conservation land when mining on that land is banned?
Gary Taylor, chair of the Environmental Defence Society; and Conservation Minister, Nick Smith.
09:30 Claims that lax food safety regulations have allowed a potentially unsafe type of genetically modified molecule into some of the foods we eat
Jack Heinemann is the director of the University of Canterbury's Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Jackie Kay - UK poet
Scottish poet, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, Jackie Kay.
10:30 Book Review with Rod Alley
New Flags Flying edited by Ian Johnstone and Michael Powles
Published by Huia
10:45 Reading: An Easter Examination, by David Somerset
Read by Peter Vere Jones
In the early days of public education in this New Zealand, primary school children were required to pass an examination before they could move on to the next class. An Easter Examination describes the experiences of one particularly isolated school.
Audio for this reading is not available for copyright reasons.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
Telecom's launch of UFB plans; connecting to UFB in schools; and teleworking.
11:20 Dolphins Downunder
Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson are Otago University experts who've been studying New Zealand Dolphins for more than 30 years - including identifying more than 100 individual animals.
11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Irene Pink