Guest information for 7 June 2008

8:12 Alan Hart

Nelson-based geologist Alan Hart has worked on the frontline of the oil industry for over 30 years. Since 2006, he has been on the board of directors of a US-registered company, Sentry Petroleum Ltd, which is concentrating on petroleum exploration efforts in New Zealand, Australia and South-East Asia. For the last five years, he has been giving free lectures to civic groups, schools and business organisations on the impending petroleum crisis.

8:40 Leilani Rickard

Leilani Rickard is a weaver who lives in Rotorua. She was first taught how to make piupiu in the 1970s when she was employed as a permanent guide at Whakarewarewa. Her first book, How to Make a Piupiu (Raupo, ISBN: 978-014-3009450-0) is dedicated to her four grandchildren.

The interview generated discussion about flax bicycles and bamboo bicycles.

9:05 John Reynolds

One of New Zealand's foremost painters and printmakers, John Reynolds represented New Zealand last year at the Sydney Biennale with his work Cloud. Based in Auckland, he was one of the 2006 Arts Foundation of New Zealand laureates, and his work is held in all major private and public New Zealand collections. A new limited edition book, Certain Words Drawn (Godwit, ISBN-13: 9781869621490), edited by University of Auckland professor Laurence Simmons, brings together examples of his recent work and practice alongside a range of essays.

9:45 Jedi Thian

Jedi Thian coaches the Senior 1 team for the Poneke Rugby Club, and will host the Alternative Rugby Commentary for the test match between the All Blacks and Ireland on 7 June, live from the Loaded Hog in Wellington. He celebrates his 100th Rugby Round Tablepodcast on 9 June in the wake of the test match.

10:05 Greg Clydesdale

Economist Greg Clydesdale, of Massey University's management and international business department, is the author of a controversial report looking at the New Zealand economy and the impact of immigration from different cultures. It will be presented at a conference in Brazil in July. He is also the author of a study into how internal competition enhanced the Beatles' creative productivity, and the arranger and producer of a new CD, Legacy (Legacy/Triton), which features vocalist Kerry Glockling and updated versions of cantatas by J.S. Bach.

11:05 Jay Rayner

Award-winning British journalist and broadcaster Jay Rayner is currently restaurant critic and feature writer for the Observer, and the author of three novels, including 2004's The Apologist. He relates his journey to extraordinary restaurants across the globe in The Man Who Ate the World (Headline Review, ISBN: 978-0-7553-1822-3).

11:40 Paul Tobin and Daniel Falconer

The new Weta Workshop book, The Crafting of Narnia: The Art Creatures and Weapons from Weta Workshop (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-06-145635-0), was conceived and art directed by Paul Tobin, and written by Daniel Falconer. On Sunday 15 June, to celebrate the premiere of the Prince Caspian film, you can meet the artists and craftspeople who helped bring Narnia to life at the Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington, between 1:00 and 4:00pm.

Music played on the programme

Martha Wainwright: Bleeding All Over You
From the 2008 album: I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
(Shock Records)
Played at around 9:05am

The Beatles: A Day in the Life
From the 1967 album: Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Played at around 10:40am

Legacy featuring Kerry Glockling: The First Time
From the 2008 album: Legacy

Played at around 10:55am

James Hunter: The Hard Way
From the 2008 album: The Hard Way
(Hear Music/Go Records)
Played at around 11:40am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Chris Adams
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell