Nine To Noon for Thursday 7 February 2013
09:05 Collapse of Mainzeal
What are the ramifications of the collapse of Mainzeal, and how did it happen? Pieter Burghout, spokesperson for the NZ Construction Industry Council & Chief Executive, BRANZ Ltd; and Graham Burke, President New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation.
09:25 Race against the machine - the impact of technology on jobs
Why technological advances mean even white-collar workers should worry about their jobs. Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Sir Alan Mark - leading NZ botanist and conservationist
NZ botanist, plant ecologist and conservationist Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark specialises in ecology, conservation and environmental management of indigenous vegetation, especially of tussock grassland, forest, lakeshore, wetland and alpine ecosystems. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of NZ, receiving their Hutton Medal in 1997 and Charles Fleming Environmental Award in 2010. He is a former president of the Forest & Bird Protection Society and was knighted in 2010 for his conservation work. His new book is called Above The Treeline: A Nature Guide to Alpine New Zealand, published by Craig Potton Publishing.
Images provided by Craig Potton Publishing
10:35 Book review with Rae McGregor
Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 Reading: The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box by Julie Helean (Part 1 of 5)
Jinx is devastated when she is made redundant from her much loved job teaching young men building construction at Unitec. Her girlfriends come round for a commiseration party and next day she returns to her office for a spot of revenge.
11:05 New technology with Donald Clark
The end of MiniDisc; one government web platform to rule them all; and Graphene being investigated by Nokia.
11:20 Archaeology correspondent Brigid Gallagher
11:45 TV review with Nick Grant
New NZ shows starring former Outrageous Fortune stars: Agent Anna and The Blue Rose.
Music played in this show
Artist: Bic Runga
Title: Tiny Little Piece of My Heart
Artist: Ben Folds Five
Title: Richard III