09:05 KidsCan where is the money going?

The high profile Telethon, the first in 16 years, has raised 2 million dollars for the charity KidsCan. Questions are being raised over how much of the money will be spent on frontline programmes for kids in poverty.

Russell Brown, leading media commentator and of the blog Public Address, has been through the financial statements of the KidsCan Stand Tall Trust, which will receive the funds.

09:05 KidsCan where is the money going?

James Austin, CEO of the Fundraising Institute of NZ

09:30 New Zealander establishing Scottish clan

Timaru resident David Jack tells us why he's heading off to the other side of the world in a bid to embrace the trappings of his new-found Scottishness and establish a clan.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

10:05 The Elephant Whisperer

Lawrence Anthony, South African conservationist, and author of The Elephant Whisperer, the name he was given for his work helping a herd of rogue elephants.

He tells us what prompted him to drive through Iraq during the 2003 invasion to rescue animals in the war-torn Baghdad Zoo.


10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

Reheated Cabbage by Irvine Welsh
Published by Jonathan Cape

10:45 Reading: Three Days, Two Apsara, One Gold Ring - a short story by Michelle Arathimos

A newly engaged young couple experience tourist life in Cambodia, and test their relationship.

11:05 Music Review with Marty Duda

Feature artist Alison Krauss

1. Here Comes Goodbye (3:51) - Alison Krauss & Union Station taken from 1989 album "Two Highways" (Rounder)

2. Baby, Now That I've Found You (3:49) - Alison Krauss taken from 1995 album "Now That I've Found You: A Collection" (Rounder)

3. Down The River To Pray (2:56) - Alison Krauss taken from 2000 album "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (Mercury)

4. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us (3:25) - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss taken from 2007 album "Raising Sand" (Rounder)

11:30 Legal commentator Catriona MacLennan discusses the provocation defence debate

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett