Nine To Noon for Monday 20 January 2014
09:05 Auckland mayor Len Brown
Len Brown tries to make a fresh start after his "annus horribilis".
09:20 Solar power installations sky-rocket in NZ
Andrew Booth is the chief executive of SolarCity, NZ's leading solar power company and the last remaining manufacturer of solar hot water systems in NZ. All of the company's installations carry the CarboNZero quality mark; Guy Waipara, Meridian's External Relations General Manager; and Gareth Williams, Vector Manager of Strategic Solutions.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Ursula Martinez - writer and performer
Ursula Martinez is a London-based writer and performer who's bringing her controvertial cabaret show My Stories, Your Emails to the New Zealand Festival next month. Identity, relationships, obsession, the internet, fame and sex are some of the subjects Martinez covers in her work.
10:35 Best Books of 2013 Book Review as selected by Carole Beu
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
May We Be Forgiven - A M Homes
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Last Days of the National Costume - Anne Kennedy
The Hired Man - Aminatta Forna
The Embassy of Cambodia - Zadie Smith
10:45 The Reading: The Night Book by Charlotte Grimshaw
A satirical take on contemporary New Zealand society and politics. About love and relationships, power and the past, it’s loaded too with spin; political, social, and literary. Read by Michael Hurst. (Part 1 of 12)
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Kim Dotcom's cancelled political party launch and the delights awaiting us in election year.
11:30 Food with Cathy Duffield - salads and dressings
Cathy Duffield is passionate about fresh produce and vegetarian fare. She lives in Waipu in Northland and writes a magazine cooking column for Vegetarian Living NZ.
- Potato Salad with Kaffir Lime Dressing
- Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Olives, and Roasted Peanuts
- Summer Salad with Cashew Chipotle Dressing
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
What will 2014 bring? Smart TVs, Wearables and driverless cars
How to Make Smart Televisions a Little Less Dumb – The New York Times
Wearables: the third wave of computing - Wired
Why wearable tech is unwearable - Wired
Honda introduces micro-sized dual-seater EV, MC-Beta