Nine To Noon for Thursday 9 August 2012
09:05 Three rock climbers missing off coast of Taranaki
Mark Bowdon, Principal of Spotswood College, where two of the missing went to school
09:15 The latest on the search for missing rock climbers
Andrew McRae, Radio NZ reporter in Taranaki with the latest on the search.
09:20 Climbing on Paritutu rock where the teenagers and instructor went missing
Tran Lawrence, director of Taranaki outdoor adventures which also runs rock climbing programmes on Paritutu Rock.
09:30 Are more tools needed to deal with problem employees?
Professor Mark Harcourt from Waikato University's management school believes employers need a greater range of options to deal with unruly workers, including an option to put staff on unpaid suspension.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Search for missing rock climbers
Fergus McLaughlin, Rescue helicopter pilot involved in search.
10:15 Feature Guest - Winemaker Quintin Quider
Former commercial paua and kina fisherman, who's now behind an award-winning Central Otago wine label.
10:35 Book Review with Anne Else
The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World by Sabine Berman
Published by Simon & Schuster
10:45 Reading: 'Glasnost ' a short story by Owen Marshall
Two poets, one from Russia, one from New Zealand, strike up an unlikely friendship.
11:05 New Technology with Donald Clark
Mars Curiosity rover - amazing facts; Olympic swimsuit technology and Quantum Dots.
11:20 Parenting with Sarb Johal
Clinical and health psychologist Sarb Johal, an Associate Professor in Disaster Mental Health at Massey University in Wellington, discusses starting school and day care and how to play with your pre-schooler. .
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The Olympic medal table rivalry with Australia, newspapers past and an update on the new compact NZ Herald.