Nine To Noon for Thursday 8 May 2014
09:05 Christchurch City Council's $500m shortfall; where to from here?
Christchurch mayor, Lianne Dalziel; and Michael Stiassny, Partner at KordaMentha and author of an independent report into the Christchurch City Council's finances.
09:30 The chair of Britain's NHS on stemming ballooning healthcare costs
The chair of Britain's National Health Service, Sir Malcolm Grant, who is visiting New Zealand to share his experience of trying to reduce future healthcare costs without compromising care.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Feature: Internet virality expert and top Harry Potter fansite creator Emerson Spartz
Entrepeneur Emerson Spartz is, at 26 years of age, a world expert in internet virality. As CEO of Spartz Inc, he runs one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers with 160 million page views per month. The network boasts eighteen websites includes OMG Facts, GivesMeHope, and SmartphOWNED. At age 12, Emerson started the Harry Potter fansite MuggleNet, which attracted 50 million views a month and remains one of the world's top Potter websites. By age 19, a book he wrote about the Harry Potter phenomenon had made him a New York Times bestselling author and he'd flown to Scotland for a one-on-one interview with Potter author J. K. Rowling. He will explain what he's learned over the past 15 years about why things take off and become viral online.
10:35 Book review: Before You Die by Samantha Hayes
Reviewed by Louise O'Brien, Published by Century
10:45 The Reading: The Elusive Language of Ducks, by Judith White
A quirky and heart-warming story of human relationships – and a duck. (Part 9 of 10).
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
11:25 Parenting: What three- to seven-year-olds need to learn
Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch. He has been a lecturer at the Christchurch College of Education, lecturing in human development, brain development, language and communication and risk and resilience. Nathan has a background of working with children in counselling settings relating to domestic violence, sexual abuse and childhood trauma.
11:45 TV reviewer Lara Strongman
Lara reviews FARGO, which starts on SoHo this Wednesday night – and a preview of BROADCHURCH, starting on TVNZ this coming weekend.
Music played in this show
Artist: Maxine Brown
Song: We Can Work It out
Comp: Lennon / McCartney
Album: Black America Sings Lennon And McCartney
Broadcast Time: 10:06am
Artist: Damon Albarn
Song: Heavy Seas Of Love
Album: Everyday Robots
Time Broadcast: 11:09am
Song: Lonely Press Play
Album: Everyday Robots
Broadcast Time: 11:15am
Artist: The Horrors
Song: So Now You Know
Comp: The Horrors
Broadcast Time: 11:21am
Artist: Sharon O’Neill
Album: Words - The Very Best Of
Broadcast Time: 11:28am