Nine To Noon for Wednesday 23 April 2014
09:05 News and current affairs
09:30 The Opotiki Council and local iwi say their plans to lift the town out of poverty are being stymied by government bureaucracy
With Aileen Lawrie, chief executive of the Opotiki District Council and Arihia Tuoro of the Whakatohea Maori Trust Board - and a director of Eastern Sea Farms, which is the majority owner of the new marine farm - and a district councillor
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
10:05 Feature: Award-winning Dutch food designer, Katja Gruijters on championing ugly food
Dutch food designer who recently visited New Zealand as a guest of Massey University and the Dutch Embassy to research New Zealand's "food culture" and look at how food producers could use design to add value to their products for export.
10:35 Book review: Thursday's Children by Nicci French
Reviewed by Lisa Finucane. Published by Michael Joseph.
10:45 The Reading: First Visit by Albert Wendt
Laura is at one with the village and culture but cannot reconcile herself with the strict hierarchy. (Part 2 of 2)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Tift Merritt
Hailed as her generation's Emmylou Harris, Tift Merritt made waves in Nashville with her stunning debut album, Bramble Rose, in 2002. Since then, she's dabbled in country-soul, lived in Paris and collaborated with a classical pianist. Now, on the heels of her fifth studio album, Traveling Alone, Tift Merritt makes her New Zealand concert debut at Auckland's Tuning Fork on Wednesday, April 23rd.
1. Virginia, No One Can Warn You – Tift Merritt taken from 2002 album, “Bramble Rose” (Lost Highway)
2. Good Hearted Man – Tift Merritt taken from 2004 album, “Tambourine” (Lost Highway)
3. Morning Is My Destination – Tift Merritt taken from 2008 album “Another Country” (Fantasy)
4. Drifted Apart – Tift Merritt taken from 2013 album, “Traveling Alone” (Yep Roc)
11:30 Law commentator Mamari Stephens
Mamari Stephens, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Victoria University. She discusses The use of Māori language in legal contexts.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Katsu drone paintings on display at The Hole, NYC