Nine To Noon for Tuesday 18 June 2013
09:05 The opposition inquiry into the manufacturing sector
Nigel Haworth, author of the opposition Manufacturing Inquiry Report and Professor of Human Resource Development at Auckland University. The inquiry was set up by the Labour, Green, NZ First and Mana parties.
09:15 Aid agencies in Christchurch
Aid agencies in Christchurch on standby to help those living in quake damaged homes, caravans, garages and sleep outs with freezing temperatures and snow due to hit.
Jane Edgar, Red Cross Christchurch Recovery Manager.
09:35 Disability access index
Gerri Pomeroy is an advocate for disabled people who says the only real test of a place's disability friendliness is whether disabled people actually use it. She and engineer Bridget Burdett have been trying to calculate just that in Hamilton, and they are keen for their methods to be rolled out elsewhere.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Marin Alsop - internationally renowned conductor
Marin Alsop was the first woman to become music director of an American symphony orchestra – the Baltimore symphony, which she still heads, as well as leading the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra since last year. She will be the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms in July.
10:35 Book Review with Tina Shaw
White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse
Published by Fig Tree
The epic tale of the fate of the The Nightingale, the largest and most sophisticated spaceship ever devised by human or alien intelligence.
11:05 Business - BusinessDesk journalist Pattrick Smellie
The Tamaki Transformation Project; MediaWorks and the dangers of too much debt; and last week's smelter asset value writedown.
11:30 Janet Askew - Red Cross nurse heading to Lebanon
Janet Askew is a Gisborne murse, who is off to Lebanon later this week to work for the Red Cross. Last month she was awarded the highest international distinction a nurse can receive – The Florence Nightingale Medal, which honours exceptional courage and devotion to the victims of armed conflict or natural disaster.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
MediaWorks restructuring; TVNZ's new staff policy on social media; and the end of the Truth newspaper.