Nine To Noon for Friday 1 April 2011
09:05 Productivity Commission
Murray Sherwin, Chair of the newly formed Productivity Commission; and Bernard Hickey, editor of interest.co.nz
09:20 Kiwi delivering aid in Japan
Lyndon Tamblyn has been deployed at short notice to be part of an SRT (Shelterbox response team) to Japan, joining an aid convoy going to the northern affected areas. This large convoy is a major international effort and Lyndon is the only Kiwi taking part in it. He'll be on the ground distributing emergency shelter and other essential non-food items.
09:30 Unpackit - the best and worst of product packaging
The Unpackit Packaging Awards has identified the eight best and worst packaged products in NZ stores.
Gina Dempster from Wanaka Wastebusters.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Herbie Hancock - Music legend
A child piano prodigy, Herbie Hancock's career took off when he was invited to join the Miles Davis Quintet, recording classics including ESP, Nefertiti and Sorcerer and later appearing on In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew, heralding the birth of jazz-fusion. In 1973 Hancock's own band The Headhunters released Head Hunters featuring hit single Chameleon, becoming the first jazz album to record platinum sales.
Arriving in New Zealand two weeks after his 71st birthday, this year marks Hancock's 50th year as a professional musician.
Herbie Hancock is performing at the ASB theatre in Auckland on Tuesday 26 April.
10:30 Book Review with Don Rood
Day After Day by Max Lambert
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: The Other Side Of Silence by Margaret Mahy (Part 10 of 12)
The adventure of a girl who decides to stop speaking.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
11:30 Sport with Richard Boock
11:45 Week That Was with Jeremy Ellwood and Elisabeth Easther