Nine To Noon for Thursday 29 May 2014
09:05 What is the asbestos risk outside of Christchurch?
President of the Demolition and Asbestos Association, Alan Edge; and Warwick Quinn, Chief Executive of the Registered Master Builders Association.
09:20 Likely voter response to Internet-Mana Party leadership
This afternoon, former Alliance Party MP and unionist Laila Harre is expected to be announced today as leader of the Internet Party. Nine to Noon's political commentator Mike Williams explains the likely effect on left-leaning voters of that move, and the make-up of the new Internet-Mana alliance.
09:30 How New Zealand measures up on energy efficiency
Nigel Jollands is the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change policy manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He argues that New Zealand's energy efficiency still lags behind many other OECD nations, that countries like Khazakstan and Turkey are investing heavily in this area, and that New Zealand risks being left behind.
09:45 UK correspondent, Kate Adie
10:05 Feature: Michael Crowley - Creative Writing in Prisons
British writer, academic and former youth justice worker and probation officer Michael Crowley talks about the power of creative writing in rehabilitating prisoners. For the past 15 years, Michael has worked in a range of roles in Britain with young offenders and people at risk of offending, using writing as a technique to change thinking and behavior to prevent crime, and create empathy with victims. He has written a handbook for people working in the field, called Behind the Lines, and is in Wellington to deliver workshops to writers, Corrections and Probation staff.
10:30 Book review: Wild Dunedin: The natural history of New Zealand's wildlife capital by Neville Peat and Brian Patrick
Reviewed by Paul Diamond, published by Otago University Press.
10:45 The Reading: The Cave of Winds by Elspeth Sandys
Two Kiwi soldiers hide in a mountain cave after Crete has fallen to the Nazis. Two members of the resistance risk all to shelter them as German troops draw ever closer. (Part 4 of 4)
11:05 New technology commentator Erika Pearson
11:20 Parenting commentator Celia Lashlie
Celia Lashlie discusses adolescent boys and pornography.
11:45 Film review with Dan Slevin
Dan reviews X-men: Days of Future Past and Ida, and gives us his top picks for the Documentary Edge Festival.