Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 June 2013
09:05 Christchurch Council on the brink of losing the power to grant building consents
Christchurch City Councillor Sue Wells, the chair of the planning committee, has called a special meeting for Tuesday to see how council staff intend to meet IANZ requirements by the end of June, or risk losing accreditation as a Building Consent Authority; Mark McGuinness, Christchurch business owner who says his building consent took 89 days instead of the required 20; and Mike Greer, the managing director of one of the biggest home builders in Canterbury, Mike Greer Homes.
09:20 The GCSB Bill - submissions close today
Thomas Beagle is the spokesperson of civil liberties watchdog Tech Liberty and for the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties. He says that the new GCSB Bill appears to give the government wide-spread powers to spy on New Zealanders, and that he was "horrified" to see that it was "a lot worse than he originally thought".
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 John Simpson - Oxford English Dictionary
After 30 years as the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, English lexicographer John Simpson is retiring.
10:35 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
Published by Hachette NZ
0:45 Reading:Mercenary Territory by Susan Pointon
Told by William Kircher and Sarah Boddy
(Part 4 of 5)
11:05 New Technology commentator Erika Pearson
PRISM and NSA surveillance, low uptake of ultrafast broadband and online shopping.
11:30 Archaeology with Brigid Gallagher
Swamp pas, crannogs and wetland areas; amazing preservation stories including 4,000 year old boats from UK; and some questionable archaeological "science" on TV.
11:45 TV commentator Lara Strongman
Wentworth; TV spoilers; Christchurch: From The Streets.
Music played in this show
11:06am - Rumer: 'Am I Forgiven' from her album Seasons of My Soul
11:25am - Lana Del Rey: 'Video Games' from her album Born To Die