09:05 Budgets

Finance Minister Bill English has delivered a stark warning to public sector heads as they put the finishing touches on their budget bids.

09:20 Golfer Danny Lee wins the Johnny Walker Classic in Perth

Greg Turner, former NZ professional golfer.

09:30 Acupuncture being trialled in Auckland hospitals for pain relief

Dr Kim Yates is an emergency doctor who is Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Waitemata District Health Board.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Psychosis

Richard Bentall, eminent psychosis researcher.

Richard Bentall is critical of simplistic biological theories about mental illness and of psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia, which he says have little scientific basis and lead to stigma and unwarranted pessimism about recovery.

Professor Bentall is giving two keynote lectures at:

Making Sense of Psychosis
24 and 25 February
St John's Centre
Cnr of Willis and Dixon


People may show up and pay on either or both days before 9 am.

10:30 Book Review with Mary McCallum

A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin
Published by Headline
ISBN 978 0755 330 669

10:45 Reading: Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor Part 1 of 15

In this award-winning novel, Noah Tuttle is in Japan, a fairly safe distance from Australia and his past. His work teaching English to disinterested students is no more stimulating than his lack-lustre Australian girlfriend or their seedy hostel on the edge of Tokyo. But Mami changes all that. She is a dangerous attraction. (ABC Production)

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef Philippe Mouchel with wine commentator John Hawkesby

Melbourne based chef and feature chef at MasterClass event, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 7 - 23 March, Philippe Mouchel.

11:45 A Modest Proposal or Two with David Slack