Nine To Noon for Wednesday 25 March 2015
09:05 Historic semi-final win by Black Caps
Black caps player Trent Boult on the Black Caps historic semi final win against South Africa at Eden Park. Also, former New Zealand cricketer Mark Greatbatch who was the star of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
09:20 Fears for Vanuatu economy as tourists cancel trips after Cyclone
Vanuatu tourism operators say the country's economy will suffer even more as tourists cancel their trips - even to Islands unaffected by Cyclone Pam.
Paul White runs Aore Adventures Dive Guides, on the island of Aore, off Santo, which was not affected by Cyclone Pam.
09:30 How a rule change on the use of drones could increase the productivity of farming, forestry and energy sectors
The Government is considering relaxing the rules on the use of drones, which a report says could result in a multi-million dollar boost to the farming, forestry and energy sectors. The Callaghan Innovation study on the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles - UAVs - for use beyond line-of-sight, found they could deliver benefits of up to 190 million dollars a year including better pasture management for grazing, disease detection in plantation forests and inspection of the electricity transmission network.
The report's author is economic consultant, Andrew Shelley, who is also on the Civil Aviation Authority's working group that is trying to get the rules changed to make the most of UAVs.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
Australia's cricket semi-final against India tomorrow, NSW election this weekend.
10:05 Orphans for orphans - tsunami survivor Rob Forkan
Just over ten years ago, Rob Forkan, was orphaned by the Boxing Day Tsunami. He was 17, in Sri Lanka with parents Kevin and Sandra, as well as brother Paul, who was 15, 12-year-old Mattie and 9-year-old Rosie. Kevin and Sandra died while getting the youngest siblings to safety.
Ten years on, and Rob and Paul Forkan have set up a business selling designer jandals to support fellow orphans in Sri Lanka and India. The brand is called Gandys, the jandals are sold in a range of top end retailers in the UK, and have been endorsed by Sir Richard Branson and given to royalty.
Rob Forkan speaks to Kathryn about the brothers’ desire to give back to those who helped them after they lost their parents.
10:35 Book review: Charles Brasch Selected Poems Chosen by Alan Roddick
Published by Otago University Press. Reviewed by Harry Ricketts.
10:45 The Reading: 'The Dwarf Who Moved' by Peter Williams QC
Observations and anecdotes from the life of New Zealand's pre-eminent criminal defence lawyer. (Part 2 of 8, RNZ)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Jimmy Cliff
Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff began his recording career at the tender age of 14, when his 1962 single, Hurricane Hattie was an instant hit in Jamaica. Cliff broke through to an international audience in 1969 with Wonderful World, Beautiful People and then solidified his place as a legend thanks to his contribution to the soundtrack of the 1972 film, The Harder They Come, in which he also starred. Over the years his recordings of songs like Many Rivers To Cross, You Can Make It If You Really Try and Sitting In Limbo have become reggae classics. Jimmy Cliff will play two shows, in Tauranga and Auckland, this weekend.
1. Hurricane Hattie – Jimmy Cliff taken from 1962 single (Beverley’s)
2 Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff taken from 1969 album, “Jimmy Cliff” (Trojan)
3. The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff taken from 1972 album, “The Harder They Come (Soundtrack)” (Island)
4. Guns Of Brixton – Jimmy Cliff taken from 2012 album, “Rebirth” (Universal)
11:30 Implications of a NZ First win in Northland
Legal commentator Ryan Malone discusses the implications of Winston Peters potentially winning the Northland by-election on the government's legislative programme.
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Art podcasts, protecting land art, and a new exhibition at Pataka in Porirua.
The Dowse podcast
A History of the World in 100 objects
Modern Art Notes podcast
Te Papa channel
Art Critic Love Us On Yelp - On the Media
Museums unite in campaign to save massive land art project - The Art Newspaper
Tungaru: the Kiribati project – Chris Charteris / Jeff Smith
Tungaru: The Kiribati project being installed at Pataka, Porirua