Nine To Noon for Thursday 20 December 2012
09:05 Resignation of Ministry of Education Chief Executive
Matt Bateman, principal of Burnside Primary School; Peter O'Connor, University of Auckland Associate Professor of Education; and Ray Newport, general manager, School Trustees Association.
09:20 The Global Food Safety Partnership
Massey University's Hamish Gow is leading the Global Food Safety Partnership, whose backers and partners include the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, governments, and a raft of major food companies.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Big Year Interview: Justice Helen Winkelmann, Chief High Court Judge
10:35 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
The Hobbit: The Art of an Unexpected Journey by Weta Workshop
Published by HarperCollins
10:45 Reading: A Lame Excuse by Jane Seaford
A woman fakes an injury to try and avoid the whole family Christmas palaver.
11:05 New Technology commentator Donald Clark
Not so high brow:
11:20 Parenting - teaching children and young people about money and saving
Dr Pushpa Wood is the director of the New Zealand Centre for Personal Financial Education at Massey University.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Significant events in the media world in 2012.
Music played in this show
Big Bill Broonzy: 'Glory of Love'
Pointer Sisters: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'