09:05 Warnings about the dangers of stem cell tourism - with increasing reports of links to diseases like cancer and meningitis

Ashley Thomson is a 28-year-old Auckland man who became tetraplegic in 2000. He is currently in Delhi receiving injections of embryonic stem cells to try and cure his paralysis and allow him to walk again; associate professor Bronwen Connor, a stem cell research scientist, at Auckland University; and Rein Terpstra. Rein's wife Willie Terpstra sought experimental cell treatment for her motor neurone disease in 2006, in China. While she achieved some temporary relief from her symptoms, they returned and she died later that year.

Ashley Thomson's website: www.riseup.co.nz.

09:30 Fast-track residency for wealthy entrepreneurial migrants

Mike Bell, manager of the Skilled Migrant Information and Resources Centre in Christchurch; and Kim Saull, immigration consultant and former vice chair of the NZ Association for Migration and Investment.


09:45 Europe correponsent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander spent nine years playing the self-absorbed, neurotic, hapless schlep, George Constanza, in the award winning comedy Seinfeld.
Next week he'll be in Auckland and Wellington for two stand-up comedy shows.

10:30 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

Promised Land by Grahame Sydney
Published by Penguin NZ

10:45 Reading: Pedal Power - Great Bicycle Journies by Roy Sinclair

(Part 1 of 5)

In a bold attempt to combat inevitable dotage '60-something' Roy Sinclair decides to cycle the length of Japan.

11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooten

11:30 Guest chef Paul Jobin

Freelance chef, culinary tutor and author of A Pinch of Salt, Paul Jobin, with wine commentator John Hawkesby.

Recipes: Saffron Chicken + Hazelnut & Parsnip Cake

11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne, outdoorsman and adventurer

See images in the Kennedy Warne Gallery.