Nine To Noon for Tuesday 8 March 2011
09:05 Entire Christchurch neighbourhoods may be abandoned
David Hopkins, engineer and expert member of the Canterbury Earthquake Commission, who's been working in Christchurch since the quake struck, evaluating the safety of buildings. Dr Hopkins is a former president and life member of the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering
09:30 New South Wales bans commercial surrogacy - what is the situation in NZ and are our laws adequate?
Nick Bone, who fathered child using commercial surrogacy in India; Lorinda Robinson, a New Zealand woman who acted as a gestational surrogate for a couple who couldn't conceive. Professor Mark Henaghan, law professor at Otago University, specialising in medico-legal issues and laws relating to children.
09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt
10:05 Should EQC take on more of a social welfare role?
David Middleton, former Chief Executive of the Earthquake Commission for 17 years, and worked in the insurance industry for 20 years before that. The Commission, which is funded by a levy on house insurance, covers the first $100,000 plus GST on residential houses, and also pays the first $20,000 on personal possessions.
10:25 Book Review with Carole Beu
Fosterling by Emma Neale
Published by Vintage
10:45 Reading:Hello Dubai, written & read by Joe Bennett (Part 2 of 10)
Joe Bennett takes his host's dog for a walk and learns about housing, wealth, poverty and censorship.Listen again to this reading.
11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram
The uneven economic cost of the Christchurch earthquake.
11:30 Julian Pepperell - Fishes of the Open Ocean
Australian marine biologist and author of Fishes of the Open Ocean - A Natural History and Illustrated Guide.
11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch