Nine To Noon for Monday 29 April 2013
09:05 Congestion charge suggested for Auckland - how has it worked in London?
Stephen Glaister, Emeritus Professor of Transport at Imperial College in London, former Transport for London board member and the director of the transport research charity, the RAC Foundation, a research think tank associated with Royal Auto Club; and Paul Callow, Delotties partner who lead a 2007 study for the Ministry of Transport on whether congestion charges would work for Auckland.
09:25 Lifting Wellington's lagging economic performance
Benji Patterson, infometrics economist; Raewyn Bleakley, Employers' Chamber of Commerce Central CEO; and Rod Drury, Wellingtonian who founded Xero.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Feature Guest - Dr Joe Dunn
Dr Joe Dunn is a Sydney psychiatrist who founded "Psychs on Bikes" – a group of mental health professionals who undertake huge motorcyle trips around regional Australia to raise awareness of the serious mental health issues that impact rural communities.
10:35 Book Review with Gyles Beckford
Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux
Published by Hamish Hamilton
10:45 Reading: The Conductor by Sarah Quigley
Read by Peter Bland
The story of the writing and historic performance of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony during the siege of Leningrad.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The Labour/Greens electricity price policy, Mighty River Power share float, Tim Groser misses WTO job, and the Auckland and Wellington mayoralty races.
11:30 Guest chefs Jeff Kennedy and Bridget Dunn
Jeff Kennedy founded Caffe L'affare more than 20 years ago and with his partner Bridget Dunn has now opened Prefab cafe in central Wellington.
11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Off the beaten track in South Westland and Fiordland.
View of tussocklands and tarns from the summit of Mt Burns, near the Borland Road, Fiordland. Photograph by Kennedy Warne.