Nine To Noon for Friday 26 April 2013
09:05 The worsening shortage of skilled IT workers
Tony Keusgen, head of Google NZ; and Gareth Cronin, vice-president of product development at Orion Health.
09:25 Predictions that the Christchurch rebuild cost will reach $40 billion
Peter Townsend, CEO of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce who believes the rebuild will cost $40 billion and that the Government's estimate of $30 billion is only indicative.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Megan Whelan
PNG sorcery and women; young people in Fiji petition to reject the regime's draft constitution; and Pacific parliamentarians gather in Wellington.
10:05 Richard Reynolds -guerilla gardening
London-based Richard Reynolds is a proponent of guerilla gardening – it's all about cultivating plants in public places where neglected orphaned land is under-utilised, overgrown or just left to decay.
10:35 Book review with Ralph McAllister
The Twins by Saskia Sarginson
Published by Hachette NZ
10:45 Reading: Afternoon Tea With The Ladies, a short story by Wendy Craig
Private Brierley, invalided home after losing a leg in WWI, attends a reception in his honour arranged by the women of the Patriotic League. He struggles to balance his own horrific experiences with the jingoistic, rose tinted view held by the women
11:05 Music with Sean McKenna
New music from Wellington group The Phoenix Foundation, French band Phoenix, and a Nick Drake tribute album.
Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Songs: Black Mould
Comp: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Time Has Told Me (performed by Krystle Warren)
Album: Way to Blue - the Songs of Nick Drake
Label: Navigator Records
Song: Drakkar Noir
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Pinky Agnew
Music played in this show
The Shins: 'Simple Song'
from their 2012 album "Port of Morrow"
Eilen Jewell: 'Warning Signs'
from her 2011 album "Queen of the Minor Key"