Nine To Noon for Thursday 20 September 2012
09:05 Proposed changes to the vehicle licensing system
Ian Stronach, Motor Trade Association general manager; Don Sweet, owner of Brendan motors, Wellington and a mechanic for 45 years; and Simon Bridges, Associate Minister of Transport.
09:30 Is there enough support to sustain a local bio-diesel industry?
Brian Cox, executive officer of the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Former government statistician Len Cook
Otago-born Len Cook was the director of the Office for National Statistics in the UK from 2000-2005. He also served as Registrar-General of England and Wales and in that role got to decide that Prince Charles and Camilla's marriage could proceed. Prior to that he spent nearly 30 years at the Department of Statistics in New Zealand, holding the top post of Government Statistician from 1992 to 2000.
10:35 Book Review with Ralph McAllister
The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid
Published by Little, Brown
The tale of a destitute mother's courage, told in fragments by those who encounter her as she crosses Europe in search of her stolen child. (Part 9 of 12)
11:05 New Technology
A major security hole in Internet Explorer; why photos are the new texts; and how the Internet has changed shape.
11:20 Teaching young people parenting skills
Dame Lesley Max, CEO and founder of Great Potentials, was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009 for her services to children. She introduced to New Zealand the Home Interaction Programme for Parents.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The 40th anniversary of the Press Council.
Music played in this show
Andrew Bird: 'Lusitania'
from his 2012 album 'Break It Yourself'
Otis Taylor: 'Deep Blue Sea'
from his 2008 album 'Recapturing the Banjo'