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09:05 Mitre 10 fire in Onehunga
Larry Cocker, Chief Fire officer at the scene of yesterday's massive fire.
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Computer scientist, also a medical doctor, who undertook the research on cyberchondria; Jim Vause, Blenheim GP Jim Vause who is also the Medical Editor of WONCA - the World Organisation National Colleges and Academies; and Professor Les Toop, from the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences - and is also a practising GP.
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09:35 Climate Change conference in Poland
Barry Coates, Oxfam NZ Director
A vital climate change conference is underway in Poland, to hammer out the details of the climate change plans to supercede existing Kyoto protocol agreements.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
John Anthony Duignan, former scientologist who has exposed the inner workings of the controversial religion that some call a cult.
Author of The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology.
John Duignan is a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology. In The Complex he describes how two years ago he staged a dramatic escape from the elite paramilitary group at the core of the Church, the Sea Organisation, and how he narrowly evaded pursuit by Scientologists from the Office of Special Affairs. He looks back on the 22 years he served in the Church's secret army and describes the hours of sleep deprivation, brain-washing and intense auditing or religious counselling he endured, as he was moulded into a soldier of Scientology.
10:30 Book Review with Gina Faafoi
Getting There: An Autobiography by Barbara Anderson
Published by Victoria University Press
ISBN 978 0864735904
10:45 Book Reading: What's Urdu for Sorry?, a short story by Jill Amos
11:05 Business with Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator
11:30 The Actors Agent
Imogen Johnston, acting agent.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch
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Larry Cocker is Chief Fire officer at the scene of yesterday's massive fire. (14′22″)
Eric Horvitz, Jim Vause and Professor Les Toop discuss cyberchondria. (19′18″)
Barry Coates, Oxfam NZ Director, is at the conference. (9′32″)
With correspondent Jack Hitt. (7′55″)
Former scientologist who has exposed the inner workings of the controversial religion that some call a cult. (29′51″)
Gina Faafoi reviews 'Getting There: An Autobiography' by Barbara Anderson. Published by Victoria University Press. (5′29″)
Rod Oram, Business and Economic commentator, looks back over 2008. (18′26″)
Imogen Johnston is an agent for many local high profile actors. (16′51″)
With commentator Denis Welch. (11′35″)
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
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John Green is the best-selling author of young adult novels – his latest book The Fault in our Stars, about a teenage couple who meet at a cancer support group – has sold more than 270,000 copies and is being made into a movie. All together his books have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. He and his brother Hank have had 200 million YouTube views of their Vlogbrothers channel weekly video exchanges to each other. The Green brothers have also launched 'CrashCourse'- an educational YouTube channel featuring teaching videos they've made on the sciences and humanities. John Green will tell Kathryn about his life as a “Professional Person of the Internet”.
Author Jeffrey Paparoa Holman delves into his father's wartime past and comes to terms with his own troubled relationship with him as told in his book The Lost Pilot: A Memoir. Later in life he began to ask questions that lead him into the heart of a troubled relationship with his father; into his past and his wartime marriage and to the names and faces of the six kamikaze who died that day.
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