09:05 Maori Party's position in forming a new government

The election is now just 5 days away and the Maori party could be vital to the forming of a new government.

Tariana Turia, co-leader of the Maori Party.

09:30 US voter registration

A just-released report confirms that a record number of US voters are registered to have their say in the race for the White House - now just two days away. The report from American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate estimates 153 million US citizens will have registered - or 73.5 percent of the eligible population. That's 10 million more people than the previous high, set in 2004.

Curtis Gans, author of the report.

09:30 Cane Toad Muster

Cane toads are a devastating pest which is causing havoc to Australian wildlife in the north. Determined groups of locals are getting together for 4 weeks to try and stop their march across the country. (70 volunteers this year).

Kim Hands, campaign manager for the Stop the Toad Foundation.

09:50 Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 American Environmental Movement

Gus Speth, veteran of the American Environmental Movement

James Gustave Speth is credited with helping to shape US environmental policy - he was the principal environmental advisor to Jimmy Carter and has won numerous awards for his environmental work. In his latest book The Bridge at the Edge of the World - Capitalism, the Environment and crossing from crisis to sustainability, he questions why the environment is going downhill so fast when the environmental community is better funded and more sophisticated than ever.

10:30 Book Review with Carole Beu

Forbidden Cities by Paula Morris
Published by Penguin NZ
ISBN 978 014 300 9146

10:45 Book Reading: New Flags Flying by Ian Johnstone

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11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Mark Gregory

Meillier Ouvrier chef and DINEAID founder, with wine matching with John Hawkesby

11:45 A Modest Proposal or Two from David Slack