Nine To Noon for Monday 8 April 2013
09:05 The Prime Minister has been criticised for commenting on the prospect of war with North Korea and New Zealand's potential role, at a delicate time
Former Victoria University academic, Tim Beal is an expert on Asian politics and business, and is the author of two books on North Korea. He is also a member of New Zealand's Democratic People's Republic of Korea Society.
09:20 Housing Crisis
Joel Pringle is the campaign director for Australians for Affordable Housing. He is speaking tonight at the event, "Making Housing Affordable: A Public Discussion" 5.30pm to 7pm at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street, Wellington. It's hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Cities, Otago University of Wellington.
09:35 New Zealanders to attempt to conquer an unclimbed Himalayan mountain
New Zealanders Ben Dare and Rob Frost are part of a four-strong team taking on an as-yet unconquered peak in the Himalayas, Anidesha Chuli, which is nearly 7000 metres above sea level.
09:45 Africa correspondent Nkepile Mabuse
10:05 Feature Guest - Professor Joan Dye Gussow
Professor Joan Dye Gussow has been called the "Matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement". She is a food pioneer, buy local campaigner, environmentalist, nutritionist, naturalist, mini-farmer, author and speaker. She lives on the banks of the Hudson River in New York, where she grows all her own produce.
10:35 Book Review with Carole Beu
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
Published by Headline
10:45 Reading: Bitten by the Bullet by Steve Krzystyniak and Karen Goa
Read by Jacob Rajan.
Bitten by the Bullet is the story of how Steve Krzystyniak and his partner Lily came to set up and operate an innovative motorcycle tour company that takes small parties through the north-western Indian state of Rajasthan.
11:05 Political commentators
11:30 Guest chef Jordan Rondel
The Caker by Jordan Rondel, published by Random House.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
The options for what should be done about the Christchurch Cathedral.
Options matrix (pdf)
Option 1, Restore
Option 2, Traditional
Option 3, Contemporary
Design options for new ChristChurch Cathedral unveiled, TVNZ
Critics slate 'bizarre' new cathedral, Stuff
Architecture experts back cathedral restoration, The Press