09:05 Financial crisis - predictions next government will be forced to raise GST to 15 percent

John Shewan, a specialist tax partner and chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand

09:20 Adult children's increasing dependence on parents

A new survey suggests says nine out of ten parents in the UK pay for adult children's education, houses, cars plus living expenses. What is the situation in NZ - and what does the current financial crisis mean for parents and their adult offspring?

Dr Janet Sceats, demographer; Liz Hawes, Union of Students Associations Co-President; and Raewyn Fox, Chief Executive, Federation of Family Budgeting Services

09:30 Retracing Shackleton expedition

Henry Worsley, British explorer.

In just over a week 5 descendants of Ernest Shackleton and his crew will trek by foot, unassisted to the South Pole. They leave exactly 100 years to the day after Shackleton's party began their journey, and will follow their exact route. Henry Worsley is a descendant of Frank Worsley who was a captain of several of Shackleton's expeditions.


09:45 Europe Correspondent, Seamus Kearney

10:05 Election debate: environment/energy/climate change

Party spokespeople for Labour, David Parker; National, Nick Smith; the Greens, Russell Norman; and Maori Party, Angeline Greensill debate policies on the environment, energy and climate change.

10:45 Book Reading: The Flatty, a short story by Jean Louise Allen

11:05 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

Fish of the Week: Selected Columns by Steve Braunias
Published by Awa Press
ISBN 978 0 9582750 6 4

11:10 Politics with Laila Harre and Matthew Hooten

11:30 Guest Chef Jeremy Jones

With wine matching with John Hawkesby

11:45 Sophist and provocateur Tommy Honey

Architecture New Zealand published an article this month titled 'Election
Special', where they asked the political leaders to cast their architectural votes to "nominate a building which they like or admire or is significant to them".