Nine To Noon for Tuesday 2 June 2009
09:05 Hundreds of Genesis pre-pay customers without power over the weekend
Judi Jones, Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner.
09:15 Research into NCEA and how Maori, Pacific Island and students from low decile schools are navigating their way through it.
Dr Elizabeth McKinley is the director of the Starpath Project at Auckland University and one of the authors of the report Towards Universty: Navigating NCEA Course Choices in Low-Mid Decile Schools.
09:20 Insulation retro fitting
The Government's home insulation grants - $1300 available to any household - but will rushed, shoddy retrofitting jobs make it all a pointless exercise?
Grant Dunford, from Negawatt says the Government needs to make sure the quality of the retrofitting is not compromised by the likely flood of people cashing in on the new grants, thereby undermining the insulation's benefits; and Gerry Brownlee, Energy Minister.
09:50 US correspondent Richard Adams
10:05 Life-long search for birth mother
81-year-old Auckland writer Ruth Jones shares her amazing story of searching for her birth mother.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Kiwi Companeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War
by Mark Derby (editor)
Published by Canterbury University Press
ISBN 978 1877257 711
10:45 Reading:My Father Talked To My Silent Mother- a short story by Jane Seaford
A woman remembers the summer her parents split.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre
11:30 Guest chef Scott Fraser and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Cullen skink or smoked fish and potato soup with chives + Risotto of beetroot, fresh goats cheese and curly kale.
11:45 Media with Denis Welch
Weekly look at media issues - TV3's trip to Zimbabwe, plus the media's obsession with the road toll.