Nine To Noon for Friday 17 April 2009
09:05 The high profile domestic violence case of the former broadcaster Tony Veitch
Tony Veitch, former TVNZ and Radio Sport broadcaster yesterday pleaded guilty at Auckland District Court to one charge, of injuring with reckless disregard.
The charge relates to an incident three years ago when he kicked his former girlfriend Kristin Dunne-Powell, fracturing her spine.
Six other assault charges were dropped, in a plea bargain deal.
09:20 The high profile domestic violence case of the former broadcaster Tony Veitch
Brian Gardner, National Network of Stopping Violence Services
09:30 Clutha river dam proposal
Contact Energy has announced it will proceed with discussions for another hydro electric dam on the Clutha River in Otago. Local residents and environmental lobby groups are outraged.
Simon Cook, Beaumont resident; and Richard Reeve, from Save Central - the group dedicated to preserving Otago's outstanding landscapes; and Juno Hayes, Mayor of Clutha.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Effect of recession on health in developing countries
Professor Rob Moodie, expert on global health strategies. He's warning that the economic crisis is going to have a devestating effect on the health of people in developing countries.
Professor Moodie is chair of Global Health of The Nossal Institute for Global Health at Melbourne University.
10:30 Book Review with Rae McGregor
Ransom by David Malouf
Published by Random House Australia Vintage
10:45 Reading: Home by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Barnie Duncan
(Part 2 of 2)
A dissolute son returns home to Auckland.
11:50 Music Review with Manu Taylor
Jacqui Fitzgerald - "The Masquerade Is Over" - 2009 Jacqui Fitzgerald / Ode Records CDMANU5054
The Eastern - "The Eastern" - Social End Product / She'll Be Right Records
Bruce Springsteen - "Working On A Dream" - 2009 Columbia/Sony Music 88697413552
11:30 Sports commentator Martin Devlin
Watch TVNZ clip Ronaldo confirms his greatness.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther