09:05 Fate of the activists seized by Israel in the Gaza-bound aid flotilla

Irris Makler, Middle East correspondent. Israel has announced that it will immediately deport all 680 pro-Palestinian activists, including New Zealander Nicola Enchmarch, it seized in a bloody raid. Activists on the six ships in the aid convoy were initially taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod, before they were moved to the southern town of Beersheva.

09:25 Mark Twain autobiography

After being stored in a vault for the past century the autobiography of America's literary giant Mark Twain is about to be published in full for the first time.

Robert Hirst, General Editor, Mark Twain Project, Berkeley, University of California.

09:35 Poi E is back in the countdown, 26 years after it first topped the charts

John Nyman, chairman of the Patea Maori Club, who sang on the 1984 recording. See the original Poi E music video.


E rere ra e taku poi porotiti
Titahataha ra, whakararuraru e
Porotakataka ra, poro hurihuri mai
Rite tonu ki te tiwaiwaka e
Ka parepare ra, pioioi a
Whakahekeheke, e kia korikori e
Piki whakarunga ra, ma muinga mai a
Taku poi porotiti, taku poi e
Poi E, whakatata mai
Poi E, kaua he rereke
Poi E, kia piri mai ki au
Poi E, e awhi mai ra
Poi E, tapekatia mai.
Poi E, o taua aroha
Poi E, paiheretia ra.
Poi ... taku poi e.

The translation:
Swing out rhythmically, my feelings
lean out beside me, so deceptively.
Swing round and down, spin towards me
just like a fantail.
Swing to the side: swing to and fro
zoom down, wriggle,
climb up above, swarm around me
my whirling emotions, my poi, Yeah.
Oh my feelings, draw near,
Oh my poi, don't go astray
Oh my affections, stick to me
Oh my instincts, take care of me
Oh my emotions, be entwined around me.
Oh poi, our love...
Oh poi ...binds.
Poi.... my poi, yeah.

(Source: www.folksong.org.nz)

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

The battle over mining tax deepens, Greens surging ahead in opinion polls.

10:05 John Connolly - best-selling Irish author

Best known for his crime thrillers, often with a hint of the supernatural, set in the United States and featuring the brooding, tormented private detective Charlie Parker.

John Connolly was a journalist when he wrote his first Parker novel, securing the largest sum for a book deal for any Irish writer.

He is in New Zealand promoting his 13th book, The Whisperers, and he's also written a novel for young adults, The Gates.

10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
Published by Little, Brown

10:45 Reading: The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot), a black comedy by David Murphy

(Part 3 of 12, RNZ)

11:05 Music review with Marty Duda

1. The Concept (5:55) - Teenage Fanclub taken from 1991 album "Bandwagonesque" (DGC)

2. Commercial Alternative (2:40) - Teenage Fanclub taken from 1993 album "Thirteen" (DGC)

3. Ain't That Enough (3:42) - Teenage Fanclub taken from 1997 album "Songs From Northern Britain" (Columbia)

4. The Past (3:30) - Teenage Fanclub taken from 2010 album "Shadows" (Liberator)

11:30 Legal commentator Andrew Scott-Howman

Employment law issues - how you are supposed to decide that a person is not an employee?

11:45 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky; The Last Station; and Remembering Merata Mita.