Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 October 2010
09:05 The Government will change labour laws to keep The Hobbit in NZ
The Government plans to urgently change labour laws to ensure film workers hired as contractors will not be able to then argue in court that they were employees as part of a deal with Warner Bros to keep The Hobbit movies in New Zealand.
Mike Gould, employment lawyer who represented Lord of the Rings model maker James Bryson in his legal case over whether he was an employee or a contractor; and Jane Latimer, employment lawyer.
09:20 Obstacles to tackling Maori family violence
The chair of the biggest South Island iwi is speaking out on the issue of family violence, saying it's time to stop pretending it doesn't go on. Mark Solomon, the chair of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, is to deliver the keynote speech to Jigsaw's national conference in Christchurch later today.
Mark Solomon, chairman of Ngai Tahu; Ray Smith, Child Youth and Family chief executive.
09:30 Nelson Mandela's archives
Verne Harris has been Nelson Mandela's chief archivist for more than five years. He is the head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Centre of Memory and Dialogue.
Conversations with Myself - by Nelson Mandela, published by Macmillan.
10:05 Konstantin Novoselov - Nobel Physics prize winner
The winner of this year's Nobel prize for Physics on his ground-breaking research into the new wonder material, graphene - thanks to a piece of good old sticky tape.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Classic: The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand by Ivor Wilkins
Published by Random House NZ / Godwit
10:45 Reading. Heart of Darfur by Lisa French Blaker
Auckland nurse, Lisa Blaker recalls her experiences in Western Sudan on assignment with Medicins San Frontiere (Part 3 of 12)
11:05 New technology with Nigel Horrocks
How the giant TV networks are fighting the new players in the online TV space, and the death of the Walkman.
11:20 Parenting with Christian Wright
Speech Language therapist Christian Wright discusses children's language development.
Text 2101 with your questions.
11:45 TV review with Simon Wilson
Making Tracks, Nick Dwyer's show on C4; Sons of Anarchy, Wednesdays on TV3, and Murderland, the Sunday Theatre that screened over the weekend, with Robbie Coltrane.