Nine To Noon for Thursday 9 May 2013
09:05 Mighty River Power set to list on NZX tomorrow after opposition power plan puts off buyers
The government has revealed a final price of $2.50 a share for Mighty River Power. Nachiket Moghe, a senior analyst with independent research house Morningstar, discusses why it was below the midpoint of the $2.35-$2.80 indicative range and only 113,000 applicants ultimately bought in.
09:20 Wellington buses pulled off the road after they fail inspections
Rachel Drew, NZ Bus Operations Manager for Wellington; and Senior Sergeant William Roy, team leader for the police's commercial vehicle inspection unit.
09:35 Teaching civics in schools to counter citizen apathy
Anthony Haas is the foundation director of the Centre for Citizenship Education and established the DecisionMaker Guides to Parliament and Government in NZ in 1990.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
10:05 Don Watson - Australian author, scriptwriter and speaker
Don Watson was ex-Prime Minister Paul Keating's speechwriter and wrote a bestselling account of that period, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister. His other books include Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language and Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words, Contemporary Cliches, Cant & Management Jargon. He's in New Zealand for the Communication Agencies Association Axis Speaker Event in Auckland.
10:35 Book Review with Crystal Beavis
The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
Published by Hachette NZ
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.
(Part 9 of 15)
11:05 New Technology commentator Sarah Putt
New Zealanders changing mobile and data usage habits, digital etiquette and the IRD's IT spend up – $1.5 billion on a new system.
11:20 Archaeology correspondent Brigid Gallagher
Some early wax recordings, which have recently been digitally enhanced; swamp and wetland environments in NZ, and comparisons internationally; the Historic Places Trust talk in the next month or two; and Tony Robinson.
11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
Gambit, Haute Cuisine and War Witch.
Music played in this show
Name: Nitty Gritty
Artist: Sonny Day and The Sundowners
Name: Evil Ways
Artist: Willy Bobo