Nine To Noon

Thursday 24 April 2014, with Lynn Freeman

Show notes

09:05 Analysis of Reserve Bank's Official Cash Rate announcement

Chris Green is Director Economics and Strategy at First NZ Capital

09:15 Conflict between Wellington parking wardens and taxi drivers

Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster; and Wellington Combined Taxis chief executive Lynne Hayman.

09:25 Comedian Reginald D. Hunter

Reginald D. Hunter is one of the comedians performing in Auckland and Wellington as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. He was raised in Georgia, US; has spent 15 years on the British comedy circuit; and frequently appears on panel shows such as QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

09:45 UK correspondent, Matthew Parris

10:05 Feature: Eric Bogle, Australian folk singer, songwriter

The man who wrote And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda – singer songwriter Eric Bogle. The 69-year-old who is based in Adelaide is in demand to play folk festivals has released many CDs and written scores of songs. Many of his songs reference wartime. His song, 'Bringing Buddy Home' is about Australia's involvement in Afghanistan. While his work has a quite an Australasian flavour, Eric Bogle actually immigrated to Australia from Scotland.

10:25 Book review: The Son by Jo Nesbo

Reviewed by Ralph McAllister. Published by Harvill Secker.

10:45 The Reading: The Island, by Deborah Rogers, read by Hannah Banks

Coming of age for Mel on a school trip to Quail Island.

11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt

11:20 The letters ANZAC soldiers sent from Gallipoli to their younger siblings

Glyn Harper is a military historian and author who has collected and read hundreds of letters sent home by New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli 99 years ago. His latest book Jim's Letters is for children, and based on letters sent by soldiers to their younger siblings back home.

11:45 The Week that Was with Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood

 

Audio

Audio from Thursday 24 April 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Analysis of Reserve Bank's Official Cash Rate announcement ( 10′ 15″ )

    09:09 With Chris Green, Director of Economics and Strategy at First NZ Capital.

  • Conflict between Wellington parking wardens and taxi drivers ( 12′ 7″ )

    09:20 Parking wardens in Wellington say they are being threatened and abused by Taxi drivers taking up public parks in the CBD.

  • Comedian Reginald D. Hunter ( 23′ 21″ )

    09:30 Reginald D. Hunter is one of the comedians performing in Auckland and Wellington as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival

  • UK correspondent - Matthew Parris ( 5′ 9″ )

    09:55 UK Independence Party goes too far with poster campaign; David Cameron upsets people with religious comments and the sacking of the Manchester United manager.

  • Eric Bogle - Australian folk singer, songwriter ( 27′ 8″ )

    10:08 The man who wrote And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - singer songwriter Eric Bogle. The 69-year-old who is based in Adelaide is in demand to play folk festivals has released many CDs and written scores of songs. Many of his songs reference wartime. His song, 'Bringing Buddy Home' is about Australia's involvement in Afghanistan. While his work has a quite an Australasian flavour, Eric Bogle actually immigrated to Australia from Scotland.

  • Book review: The Son by Jo Nesbo ( 6′ 49″ )

    10:38 Reviewed by Ralph McAllister. Published by Harvill Secker, RRP$37.99

  • New technology with Sarah Putt ( 17′ 53″ )

    11:06 The Telecommunications Forum; Social Media and the upcoming Election.

  • The letters ANZAC soldiers sent from Gallipoli ( 18′ 43″ )

    11:28 Glyn Harper is a military historian and author who has collected and read hundreds of letters sent home by New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli 99 years ago. His latest book Jim's Letters is for children, and based on letters sent by soldiers to their younger siblings back home.

  • The Week that Was with Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood ( 8′ 51″ )

    11:50 The NYPD and Twitter; The Wolf of Wall Street allowed in NZ but not Nigella Lawson; babies crying as a survival instinct; powdered alcohol and the 'wifi onesie'.

Playlist

Artist: Eric Bogle
Song: Bringing Buddy Home
Composer: Bogle
Album: The Dreamer
Label: n/a
Broadcast time:10:34am

Artist: Taj Mahal
Song: Johnny Too Bad
Composer: Wilson / Bailey / Beckford / Crooks
Album: Mo' Roots
Label: Columbia
Broadcast time: 11:24am

Artist: Richard Hawley
Song: Coming Home
Composer: Hawley
Album: Richard Hawley
Label: Uncut
Broadcast time: 11:47am