09:05 Schools commodifying children

Inter school rivalry, Shirley Boys High School Principal John Laurenson says the real cost of schools competing for students is the commodification of children.

09:30  Republican Judge : 'It's time to impeach Trump'

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'America is at stake' says lifelong Republican and retired judge, Mark P. Painter who wants US President Donald Trump to be impeached and removed with all haste. He's offered his services to his local Ohio congressman, Steve Chabot to help to draft the articles of impeachment. So far he hasn't had any uptake.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Seamus checks in from France on a US diplomatic mission to Europe aimed at allaying worries about its position on Russia and NATO in a Trump era - and how France's presidential ballot is shaping up.

10:05 Jimmy the Fish

Kathryn Ryan meets Auckland chef and seafood aficionado, Jimmy Gerard - known widely as Jimmy the Fish. He's been cooking professionally for more than forty years and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the bounty in New Zealand waters.

10:35 Book review

"The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror" by Joyce Carol Oates

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Political commentators Sue Bradford and Matthew Hooton

Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford talk about the Mana and Maori Parties joint plan for winning the Maori seats and the latest Colmar Brunton poll.

11:30 Food: Exotic ice blocks for the end of summer

Paekakariki Pops

Paekakariki Pops Photo: Amy Delahunty

Amy Delahunty and Chrissy Vize are setting up Paekakariki Pops. They tell Nine to Noon how they make their locally sourced seasonal gourmet ice blocks, with flavour combinations such as avocado and lime, and rhubarb & raspberry.

11:45 Urbanist Bill McKay​

Bill McKay discusses the government's proposal for Urban Development Authorities in cities with housing shortages. Can they work?

Link document on govt website: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/housing-property/consultation/urban-development-authorities