09:05 Cuts to home help services

Les Howard, Greypower President.

09:20 Cuts to home help services

David Chrisp, General Manager Planning and Funding - Otago and Southland DHBs; and Marlene Bennetts, senior woman who's raised concerns with her home help.

09:20 Online entrepreneurship

Eric Ries, on-line entrepreneur and founder of hugely successful social networking site, IMVU.com.

Eric was a guest speaker at NZ's Webstock conference last week.


09:45 USA correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 US author John Irving

John Irving is the American author of critically acclaimed, best-selling novels including the World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

His latest novel, One Night in Twisted River, is woven with autobiographical details and was written over decades - he talks about his writing process and how wrestling played a pivotal role in his life.

10:30 Book Review with Emma Hart

Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 Reading: Tipface Bunyan By Suzie Pointon (Part 2 of 5, RNZ)

Gordon 'Tipface' Bunyan is a hulk of a man with an unusual empathy for chickens.

11:05 Business and economic commentator Rod Oram

11:30 Drama for Teenagers

Sarah Delahunty and Nina Dekkers Reihana, playwright and youth theatre director who believe drama helps teenagers make sense of their world.

Writer/director (Sarah) and lead actor (Nina, aged 16) of new Fringe Festival Production Medea Songs - described as a drama laced with comedy and music.

Medea Songs is being performed at Blondinis Cafe, Embassy Theatre, Kent Tce, Wellington.

9.30 pm Wednesday 24 February to Saturday 27 February, door sales only.

11:45 Commentator Denis Welch looks at the media, and Radio New Zealand in particular