Nine To Noon for Monday 30 May 2011
09:05 Christchurch contractors awaiting EQC payment
Calvin Fisher, Secretary of the Amalgamated Workers Union; and Darren Cranfield, owner of Christchurch company Cranfield Glass; Craig, out of pocket for quake repairs that EQC hasn't paid out for.
09:20 Does the law around death certification and burial/cremation need to be overhauled?
Judge Neil MacLean, chief coroner; and Eion McKinnon, vice-president of the Funeral Directors Association.
Could a case similar to mass-murdering UK doctor Harold Shipman ever emerge in NZ? The chief coroner says it could under the current mish-mash of laws around death certification. The Law Commission is reviewing the Burial and Cremation Act 1964, Cremation Regulations (1973) and the Health (Burial) regulations 1946. What issues need to be addressed?
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
Palestinians marking Nakba Day; US president Barack Obama's speech followed by Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington; and Egypt opens the border crossing with Gaza.
10:05 Franki Wood - 91-year-old dynamo
Franki Wood plays the accordian, makes and performs her own puppets and is a keen bowler. Most recently she's delved into the world of writing romantic fiction - with a difference. Her latest book is called Twilight Love and is about seniors finding love.
10:30 Book Review with Justin Gregory
The Only Thing Worth Dying For by Eric Blehm
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: The Life and Times of a Brown Paper Bag by Kevin Milne
Kevin Milne shares a remarkable, amusing and sometimes very moving autobiography.
Audio of this story will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford
The first post-Budget political polls, the Green Party list and cuts to the Community Organisation Grants Scheme funding.
11:30 Guest chef Madhur Jaffrey and wine commentator John Hawkesby
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
The First Light House designed by Victoria University's School of Architecture students for a competition in the US.