Nine To Noon for Monday 4 July 2011
09:05 Are many councils about to hit the wall financially and what impact will that have on the rates you pay?
Larry N. Mitchell, independent finance and policy consultant and Lawrence Yule, president of Local Government New Zealand and Hastings Mayor.
09:25 Implications of the Waitangi Tribunal report into the Wai 262 claim
Moana Jackson, Māori lawyer specialising in Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional issues who drafted the original Wai 262 claim; Rob McGowan, ethnobotanist specialising in traditional Māori medicine who was a witness for the claimants; and Michael Smythe, Fellow of the Designers Institute of New Zealand, who convened its submission on the Wai 262 claim.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler reports on the Gaza flotilla
10:05 Sir Noel Robinson - businessman and philanthropist
Sir Noel Robinson is the owner of Paraparaumu airport, now re-named Kapiti Coast airport. His uncle, Sir Wolf Fisher, co-founded Fisher and Paykel, and Sir Noel is also involved in a number of philanthropic programmes, including chairing the Sir Wolf Fisher Foundation.
10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
Published by Random House
10:45 Reading: Dead People's Music by Sarah Laing (part 11 of 15)
The lives of two talented cellists, Klara from 1930s New York, and Rebecca her New Zealand born granddaughter, entwine and enthral.
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford
11:30 Guest chef Lauraine Jacobs on her recent travels to Sri Lanka with wine commentator John Hawkesby
11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne