Nine To Noon for Thursday 17 April 2014
09:05 News and current affairs
09:15 The Grandmother of Australian man killed in a drone strike in Yemen
Twenty-seven-year-old Christoper Harvard was the Australian citizen killed in the same drone strike as the New Zealander known as Muslim bin John. His family have been trying to get his body back from Yemen to bury him, but say the Australian government refused to help.
09:20 Alcohol ban at an Auckland rugby league club
A 100-year-old Auckland rugby league club bans booze – Richmond Rovers in Grey Lynn is no longer serving alcohol. Gus Fepuleai is the club's chairperson.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
10:05 Feature: Australian TV producer on making soap operas in Kabul
10:35 Book review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire
Reviewed by Louise O’Brien, published by Little, Brown
10:45 The Reading: We'll Always Have Paris by Witi Ihimaera
Will picks Aunt Lulu up from the rest home and she’s as glamorous as always. When she loses her grip on reality, Will decides the only answer is to join her. (Part 2 of 2)
11:05 Jeremy Taylor with new music
11:25 Parenting with Joseph Driessen
Joseph Driessen is an educational consultant and parenting commentator.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court