09:05 Pharmacists may get greater role in working with patients with serious conditions

Chris Budgen, Immediate Past President of the Pharmaceutical Society - which represents pharmacists - is now executive of the Board; and Annabel Young, Chief Executive of the Pharmacy Guild of NZ.

09:20 NZ Aid

New Zealand's aid programme, the contribution of 0.35 of a percent of our gross national income that we give in support of poor countries, is in for another major shakeup.'

That aid funding, of around half a billion dollars, actually represents around half of the total Budget of our Foreign Affairs Ministry, and it is back within Ministry control that our aid programme now returns.'

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully discusses the change in direction he wants for the programme with economic development the new focus. We also speak to Josie Pagani, former Communications Manager for NZ Aid who has more recently been working for the OECD on aid programmes. She was also a Progressive Party candidate in last year's election.

09:30 "No Regrets: The Best, Worst & Most £$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever"

Aviva Yael, co-author of "No Regrets: The Best, Worst & Most £$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever".

View images at the Nine to Noon Gallery.

09:45 Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Rex Turnbull - Sydney based NZ artist

Rex has recently returned to his passion for painting after 6 years in publishing Trans Tasman magazine LINO and is a renowned fashion judge, a design moderator and fashion and arts commentator. Of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Kahungunu descent, Rex has enormous experience in the area of design, having lived in London in his earlier years and since travelled the globe to attend either fashion or design events. Rex Turnbull is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Exhibition starting at Milford Galleries in Queenstown on May 16

10:30 Book Review with Paul Diamond

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 978 000 729 6712

Llamas and Empanadas10:45 Reading: Llamas & Empanadas written and told by Eleanor Meecham

Episode 1 of 10

Recounting her 5000 kilometre bicycle journey in the wilds of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre

11:30 Guest Chef

We're joined by Australia's best known food writer and stylist, Donna Hay; and wine commentator John Hawkesby. Donna is coming to Wellington this coming weekend for The Food Show (Westpac Stadium).

No Time to Cook (HarperCollins Publisher)

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Outdoorsman, adventurer, travel journalist and photographer

Kennedey Warne panorama

Left: Kennedy Warne and son Jeremy after seven days in the Fiordland wilderness. Centre: Unusual sedimentary formations jut from the sand near Puysegur Point. Right: A three-wire bridge spans a stream in the Waitutu Forest. Photographs by Kennedy Warne.

For more images visit Nine to Noon's Kennedy Warne Gallery.