Nine To Noon for Tuesday 30 April 2013
09:05 The legacy of Labour politician Parekura Horomia
Ngahiwi Tomoana, chairman of Ngati Kahungunu and member of the Iwi Leaders Forum; Mike Williams, former Labour party president; and Hekia Parata, Minister of Education.
09:25 Health and safety in the workplace
Barrister Hazel Armstrong specialises in workplace health and safety. She's written a book called Your Life For The Job about the spate of accidents that led to the 2000 Tranz Rail inquiry – it draws parallels with the Pike River disaster in 2010 and asks why lessons were not learned.
A report by the Health and Safety Taskforce is being delivered to Labour minister Simon Bridges today.
09:40 Serious Fraud Office to make announcement on Hanover Finance
Simon McArley, Serious Fraud Office acting chief executive.
10:05 Feature guest - John Wood
Founder of Room to Read, an organisation bringing books to children who don’t have any. Fifteen-thousand libraries have been founded and 12 million books distributed.
10:35 Book Review with Jane Westaway
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
Published by Jonathan Cape
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 Business commentator Rod Oram
NZ's trade with China; Tim Groser's failure to win the WTO director-general's job; and Air NZ as the next company in the SOE sales?
11:30 Treasures from the Turnbull collection
Fiona Oliver, published collections curator at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington discusses the Body in the Library: the remarkable and murky past of Wellington's first librarian.
Mary Taylor's shop, corner of Cuba and Dixon streets, Wellington, 1866. At this time it was owned by James Smith (ATL ref. 1/2-003732-F).
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Colin Craig and the satirical blog, and how a new website – allaboutauckland.com – is being used by news organisations.
Music played in this show
Bright Eyes: 'First Day Of My Life'
from his 2005 album "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" (Bright Eyes is the musical outlet of Nebraska-born Conor Oberst)
Joni Mitchell: 'Big Yellow Taxi'
from her 1970s album "Ladies of the Canyon"