Nine to Noon on Monday 4 August 2008

9:05 Tax cuts and borrowing money to spend more on infrastructure

John Key, Leader of the National Party.

9:30 Unsatisfactory delays in the court system

A South Auckland judge has thrown out a criminal case because of what he called a grossly unsatisfactory delay in the court system and inadequate facilities at the Manuakau District Court.
Tony Bouchier, lawyer who acted for the man whose charges were dropped; and Graeme Newell, President of the Criminal Barr Association.

9:45 Africa correspondent Peter Greste

10:05 World food crisis: a predictable catastrophe?

Dr Jacques Diouf, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Dr Diouf is in New Zealand to meet with the Prime Minister; Winston Peters, and the ministers responsible for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food safety. He'll be discussing current UN and FAO initiative regarding the current global food security situation and soaring food prices.

Climate change will directly affect future food availability and compound the difficulties of feeding the world's rapidly growing population, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said last year, at the opening of the U.N. climate change conference in Nairobi.

Dr. Jacques Diouf has served as Director-General of FAO since January 1994. The organisation leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO helps countries improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices to ensure good nutrition for all.

10:30 Book Review: Bone by Bone by Tony Johnston

Reviewed by Phil Smith

Publised by Text Publishing, ISBN 978-1-921351-63-1

10:45 Book reading: The Mesmerist written and read by Barbara Ewing

Part 11 of 15

Published by Sphere. ISBN 978-1847-440228.

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Connie Clarkson

11:30 Wine matching from John Hawkesby

11:45 A Modest Proposal or Two by David Slack