26 January 2009

09:05 Fiji faces suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum

Fiji faces suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum this week. Human rights groups in Fiji warn this could plunge the country deeper into crisis,

Shamima Ali, Fiji Human Rights Commissioner and Coordinator of the Womens Crisis Centre.

09:20 Making a Difference series

Jenny Curry, problem gambling counsellor

Latest research suggests up to 70,000 New Zealanders are suffering mental health issues as a result of their own or a relative's gambling addiction. Jenny Curry works in South Auckland communities and in prisons to help addicts break the habit.

09:35 Food in a Minute doyenne, Alyson Gofton

Alison Gofton has wrapped up her Food in a Minute televison series.

09:45 Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 First lone sailor to go around the world vertically

Adrian Flanagan, first sailor to circumnavigate the globe through the Arctic Circle.

10:30 Best Books of 2008 as selected by Louise O'Brien

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Published by Text Publishing

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
Published by Victoria University Press

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Published by Random House

Falling Man by Don Delillo
Published by Picador

The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Published by Vintage

10:45 Reading

11:30 Guest chef Paul Jobin and wine with Tyson Stelzer

Guest Chef Paul Jobin, Kerikeri based chef and author of A Pinch of Salt (HarperCollins Publishers), and Tyson Stelzer, wine author and publisher, Taste Food and Wine 2009 (Southern Publishers Group).

Taste Food & Wine 2008 was the winner of the Award for Best Food and Wine Writing in The Australian Food Media Awards 2008.

11:45 Sophist and provocateur Tommy Honey