Nine To Noon for Thursday 31 January 2013
09:05 Drought warning as farmers cope with dry conditions
Jonathan Boyle, Pongakawa farmer; and Katie Milne, adverse events spokesperson for Federated Farmers.
09:20 Low uptake of free government long term contraception
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett discusses why only 35 women took up the Government's offer of free long-term contraception for beneficiaries in the first five months.
09:35 Criticism of the WOF changes and the role police will be expected to play
Stu Kearns, former head of the Waitemata District serious crash unit.
10:05 Shawn Bishop - Matakana animal sanctuary owner
Shawn Bishop and her husband Michael Dixon gave up the corporate life in the city and set up a sanctuary at Matakana for native birds and other rescue animals - including battery hens - to rehabilitate. She also continues to work part time running corporate leadership development programmes.
10:35 Graham Beattie's recommended summer read:
At Elizabeth David's Table, compiled by Jill Norman
Published by Penguin
10:45 The Reading: With Lots of Love from Georgia by Brigid Lowry
(Part 9 of 10)
Things are starting to get a little messy in the teenage world of Georgia Reeves. The boy she likes broke up with his girlfriend but also saw her with another boy Adrian, who's only just a friend... so she thought. When Adrian ends up alone with Georgia he kisses her. Now she's at the doctors and it looks like Adrian has given her glandular fever.
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
Hot jobs in IT; new Blackberry launched; and phone unlocking now illegal in the US - how might that affect New Zealand?
11:30 International space law
Maria Pozza is an academic studying the international law of outer space, in particular the arms control provisions of existing space law.
11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett
New releases Lincoln, The Impossible and Django Unchained.