Nine To Noon

Tuesday 10 July 2012, with Kathryn Ryan

Show notes

09:05 A new report into stabilising the quake-hit ChristChurch Cathedral

Great Christchurch Building Trust, chaired by former MPs Jim Anderton and Philip Burdon, commissioned a report from structural engineers Adam Thornton, Robert Davey and Stefano Pampanin, after it was decided the cathedral should be demolished down to about two to three metres high.

09:25 The NZ Olympic team psychologist on preparations for the London Games

Dr Gary Hermansson is about to jet off to his fourth Olympic Games as the official NZ team psychologist. The professor of sport psychology has also been the Team Psychologist for the last four consecutive Commonwealth Games and worked for the Black Caps and NZ equestrian teams.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

The US weather and the US economy: no good news in either area.

10:05 Professor Peter Piot - Microbiologist who co-discovered Ebola, and led UNAIDS

Professor Peter Piot is a clinical microbiologist who co-discovered Ebola in 1976. He went on to be a pioneer in AIDS research. He's the former undersecretary general of the UN, and former Executive Director of UNAIDS.

Professor Piot is currently the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He's just written a memoir: No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses.

10:35 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780718156893

10:45 Reading: Hard Up (NZ) Limited, by Susy Pointon (Part 2 of 5)

Read by Aaron Alexander.

Pinky faces the prospect of having to reveal his hopes and dreams, and hear from fellow unemployed participants on a WINZ Business Enterprise Scheme.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The scandal about fixing global interest rates and what it means for New Zealand.

11:20 Brian Gill - Land vertebrates curator at Auckland Museum

Brian Gill is the Land vertebrates curator at Auckland Museum; he has just published a book of his favourite discoveries.

The Owl that Fell from the Sky - Stories of a Museum Curator, by Brian Gill, published by Awa Press.

Gallery: Images from The Owl that Fell from the Sky

Mr Mackechnie s Arctic Group
Mr Mackechnie’s Arctic group of musk oxen and polar bear. Auckland Museum; photograph by Fiona Kirkcaldie, 2011.

11:45 TV review with Nick Grant

Audio

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  • Stabilising the quake-hit Christ Church Cathedral ( 19′ 11″ )

    09:08 Great Christchurch Building Trust, chaired by former MPs Jim Anderton and Philip Burdon, commissioned a report from structural engineers Adam Thornton, Robert Davey and Stefano Pampanin, after it was decided the cathedral should be demolished down about 2 to 3 metres high.

  • NZ Olympic Psychologist on preparations for the London Games ( 18′ 55″ )

    09:31 Dr Gary Hermansson is about to jet off to his fourth Olympic Games as the official New Zealand team psychologist. The professor of sport psychology has also been the Team Psychologist for the last four consecutive Commonwealth Games and worked for the Black Caps and NZ equestrian teams.

  • US Correspondent - Luiza Savage ( 9′ 42″ )

    09:50 US correspondent Luiza Savage on the US weather and the US economy: no good news in either area.

  • Feature Guest - Peter Piot ( 31′ 43″ )

    10:07 Professor Peter Piot is a clinical microbiologist who co-discovered Ebola in 1976. He went on to be a pioneer in AIDS research. He's the former undersecretary general of the UN, and former Executive Director of UNAIDS - he helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Professor Piot is currently the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He's just written a memoir: 'No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses'.

  • Book Review - Disgrace ( 5′ 42″ )

    10:42 Gail Pittaway reviews 'Disgrace' by Jussi Adler-Olsen, published by Penguin Group (NZ).

  • Business with Rod Oram ( 15′ 58″ )

    11:07 Business commentator Rod Oram discusses the scandal about fixing global interest rates and what it means for New Zealand.

  • Brian Gill - Land vertebrates curator at Auckland Museum ( 21′ 26″ )

    11:25 Brian Gill is the Land vertebrates curator at Auckland Museum; he has just published a book of his favourite discoveries.

  • TV with Nick Grant ( 10′ 23″ )

    11:49 A bidding war for the GC in Australia; 50 years of Coronation Street; and 'The Slap'.