09:20 Farmer suicide - overcoming isolation

Matt Shirtcliffe speaks openly about the suicide of his farmer wife Mary in May this year. Matt has begun a campaign to help overcome farmer isolation.

Where to get help:

  • The Mental Health Foundation's free service 09 623 4812 will refer callers to some of the helplines below:
  • Lifeline - 0800 543 354
  • Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
  • Healthline - 0800 611 116
  • Samaritans - 0800 726 666 (Lower North Island, Christchurch, West Coast) or 0800 211 211 or 04 473 9739 (other regions)

09:30 Data retention laws launched in Australia

New laws requiring Australian telcos to store information about their customers email, land-line, mobile and internet use come into effect today. The Mandatory Data Retention Regime requires the time, location and recipient of emails and phone calls to be stored for up to two years. Australian internet service providers and civil liberties groups have lobbied against the law which was introduced on national security grounds by the former Gillard government. At the time the current Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, spoke out against it saying he had "very grave misgivings". Nine to Noon speaks to IT lawyer and past vice-president of Internet New Zealand, Rick Shera.

09:45 US correspondent Steve Almond

Steve Almond reports on the rise of Democrat presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Congressional Committees Under Fire.

10:05 The Universe In Your Hand

The Universe in Your Hand

The Universe in Your Hand Photo: supplied

In his latest book, 'The Universe in Your Hand' French Theoretical physicist Christophe Galfard takes you on a whistle-stop, wonder filled journey to the edge of the universe and back again. Using storytelling instead of graphs and equations he explains the mysteries of physics, great and small, as well as exploring questions about the existence of God, the beginning of time and the future of humanity. Christophe Galfard was Professor Stephen Hawking's graduate student from 2000-2006 and has co-authored books for children with Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

10:30 Book Review: Get Even by Martina Cole

Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther, published by Headline

10:45 The Reading: Phoenix by Elizabeth Smither told by Annie Whittle. (Part 2 of 2)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:30 Forty years ago today, the Maori Land march arrived in Wellington

Forty years ago today, thousands of marchers, lead by 79-year-old  Whina Cooper, made their way along the Wellington motorway and crammed onto the grounds of parliament. There were no banners or placards, just a white flag on a carved pouwhenua or land marker post. 50 people had left Te Hapua in Northland making the with 1000-km walk to Wellington in 30 days. By the time they reached wellington the numbers had swelled to more than 5 thousandAmong them was Cyril Chapman, who carried the pouwhenua for much of the march, it was not allowed to touch the ground until land grievances were settled. Cyril Chapman will be sharing his memories with other land march veterans at a free panel discussion at the National Library this afternoon.

Listen to an interview with Dame Whina Cooper courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.

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Gallery: The 1975 Land March

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, must be obtained before any re-use of these images.

11:45 Media commentator, Gavin Ellis

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist:   Bobbie Gentry
Song: Niki Hoeky
Composer: ford/L Vegas/P Vegas
Album: Ode to Billie Joe 
Label: Capitol
Time: 9.35

Artist:   Pops Staples
Song: The Lady's Letter
Composer: Staples
Album: Don't Lose This
Label: Anti
Time: 10.05

Artist:   Iron and Wine/ Ben Bridwell
Song: This Must be the Place
Composer: Byrne
Album: Sing into my Mouth
Label: Black Cricket R
Time: 11.27