Nine To Noon for Friday 23 March 2012
09:05 Growing up in New Zealand study - latest findings paint a grim picture of the health and wellbeing of many of the nations infants
Dr Susan Morton is the director of the 'Growing Up in New Zealand' longitudinal study. She is a specialist in Public Health Medicine and a senior lecturer in Epidemiology and Population Health at The University of Auckland.
09:20 Opposition to the Milford Dart Tunnel proposal
Tom Elworthy, managing director of Milford Dart Ltd; Robin McNeill, chair of Southland Conservation Board; and Amanda Hasselmann, from Glenorchy Community Group.
09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode
10:05 Dame Robin White - Prominent New Zealand artist
Dame Robin was named a 2012 Distinguished Alumna of The University of Auckland earlier this month. She is recognised as an important figure for developing NZ's regionalist style, with her work often depicting people in rural landscapes - and a blend of Pakeha, Maori and Pacific influences.
Her latest work is inspired by her time spent on the remote Kermadec Islands.
Robin White with her daughter Florence in Auckland in 2010 in front of Robin's 1975 work, Fish and Chips, Maketu.
10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Published by Bodley Head
My Sister Lives on The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
Published by Indigo
10:45 Reading: Gifted by Patrick Evans, told by Stuart Devenie
Patrick Evans's 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 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Urzila Carson