Nine To Noon for Thursday 2 July 2015
09:05 Are flood prevention measures in Manawatu/Wanganui enough?
Grant Cooper, Horizons Regional Council land manager, Murray Guy Horizons Regional Councillor and farmer affected by 2004 floods.
09:20 Anti-euthanasia group urges inquiry caution
Members of parliament's health select committee are waiting on official advice on how they could proceed with an inquiry into assisted dying. The committee has agreed to hold an inquiry after receiving a petition of nearly 9 thousand signatures from the voluntary euthanasia society. The Care Alliance is a group of organisations and individuals opposed to euthanasia. Matthew Jansen is the spokesperson for the Care Alliance.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Sven Pannell on his search for the Rwandan man who saved him
Sven Pannell is the co-director director and subject of the documentary Act of Kindness which premieres at the NZ International Film festival later this month. It follows his journey through Rwanda to find Johnson, the crippled, homeless samaritan, who fed and sheltered him after he was robbed of all his possessions by rebel soldiers.
10:35 Book review: 'Tech Bitch' by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Published by Michael Joseph RRP $38.00. Reviewed by Leah McFall.
10:45 The Reading: 'Heartland' by Jenny Pattrick
Donny Mac arrives home from a short prison stint to find his life back in Manawa turned upside down. A cracker of a yarn told in true Kiwi style, set under the shadow of Mount Ruapehu (9 of 10, RNZ).
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
11:30 Why punishing teenagers won't work
Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch. He has been a lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, lecturing in human development, brain development, language and communication and risk and resilience.
11:45 Film reviewer, Dan Slevin
Dan Slevin reviews new releases Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad) and Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg).