Nine To Noon for Wednesday 14 March 2012
09:05 Privatised energy companies and the OIA and Ombudsmen Acts
Former ombudsman Mel Smith talks about the partial sale of state owned energy companies and whether these companies will be subject to the Official Information and Ombudsmen Acts under new legislation before the Government.
09:25 ACC security breach
Daniel Ayers, Auckland-based computer forensic and IT security expert on the ACC security breach.
09:35 Learner drivers and the new practical driving test
Sarah McPhee, managing director of the Triple A driving school in Wellington and she is also a member of the NZ Institute of Driver Educators; and Andy Knackstedt, NZTA spokesman.
09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan
10:05 Dr Jeff Brown - paediatrician who unwittingly led the in-field medical response immediately after the earthquake in Christchurch on February 22 2011
Dr Jeff Brown is a paediatrician at Palmerston North hospital and president of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (the senior doctors' union). He trains health professionals on newborn life support. He was running an Advanced Paediatric Life Support training course in the Grand Chancellor Building in Christchurch last February 22, and once they'd got themselves out of the building, he and others went to Latimer Square where they ran a triage centre. The paediatricians have made a difficult decision to return to Christchurch to run the same course this year.
10:25 Book Review with Emma Hart
Death on Demand by Paul Thomas
Published by Hodder Moa
10:45 Reading: Gifted by Patrick Evans, told by Stuart Devenie
Patrick Evans' fictional tale of the relationship between writers Frank Sargeson and Janet Frame, the young woman who in the mid-1950s arrived to stay in the old army hut beside his Takapuna house and wrote her first full-length novel there.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - The Cranberries
The reunited band is due to play Auckland's Trusts Stadium on Thursday, plus they have a new album, Roses, recently released. The Cranberries are the latest '90s band to reunite, record and tour. The quartet was formed in Ireland in 1990 and features the vocals of Dolores O'Riordon.
1. Linger (4:34) - The Cranberries taken from 1993 album, "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" (Island)
2. Ode To My Family (4:30) - The Cranberries from 1994 album, "No Need To Argue" (Island)
3. Salvation (2:24) - The Cranberries taken from 1996 album, "To The Faithful Departed" (Island)
4. Conduct (5:10) - The Cranberries taken from 2012 album, "Roses" (Cooking Vinyl)
11:30 Law commentator Catriona MacLennan
A pilot programme for drug treatment courts in New Zealand.
11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard
Polygamous pukekos and how they share the work of raising their chicks.