Nine To Noon for Tuesday 29 October 2013
09:00 Children's Commissioner to do his own annual stocktake of child poverty
Jonathan Boston is the co-chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty, which has just released an update on progress since the group's report in December which made 78 recommendations. The government has rejected many of these including that there should be a new law requiring it to measure child poverty and set targets to reduce it.
09:25 Battle over the price of copper broadband and voice services
John Small from the economists COVEC, who are a member of the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 Sculptor Jeff Thomson
Jeff Thomson is one of the country's best known sculptors. His corrugated iron creations are well known throughout the country. A major retrospective of his work has just finished in Tauranga, and is about to open in Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Jeff Thomson.
10:35 Book Review with David Hill
Landscape Paintings of New Zealand by Christopher Johnstone
Published by Godwit
10:45 The Reading: Blackberry Pie, a short story by Adrienne Frater
A house-husband searches for the ultimate recipe that will inflame his wife's passions. Read by Peter Vere-Jones.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
11:30 Food with Brenda Fawdon
Brenda Fawdon founded the first licensed organic restaurant in Australia, Mondo Organics, and later a cooking school. Her new book is called Whole Hearted Foods.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Looming changes in TV3's current affairs line-up.
Music played in this show
By Peter DeRose and Carl Sigman
From the Album The Wildest (1956)
By Ferry / Mackay
From 1980 album Flesh and Blood
From 2008 album Unordinary Mine
Strictly Reserved For You
From his 2013 album Victim of Love
From 2012 Album Blunderbuss