09:05 Welfare system

Bob Gregory, Labour market expert, and Professor of Economics at Australian National University in Canberra; Peter Whiteford, from the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. He is an expert in family assistance policies, welfare reform, and other aspects of social policy; and Kaye Brereton, from the People's Resource Centre, Wellington

Information about the Welfare Working Group and the June Forum, including registration details.

For conference registrations email: welfareworkinggroup@vuw.ac.nz

09:30 Hypersonic space vehicles

Susan Krumdieck, Canterbury University scientist who is a specialist in advanced materials - she's invented a thin, self-repairing film which will be used to cover the exterior of hypersonic vehicles which are in development.

09:45 USA correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 Dr Katherine Bowden - Northland GP and pioneer of family planning movement

Dr Katherine Bowden, Member of the NZ Order of Merit for MNZOM, pioneer of the family planning movement.

Dr Bowden started a family planning clinic in Whangarei, half a century ago, and faced opposition at a time when a very conservative society was coming to terms with the arrival of the pill.

She recently wrote a memoir, Best of Both Worlds.

10:30 Book Review

Anne Buchanan reviews Sex and Stravinsky by Barbara Trapido.
Published by Bloomsbury

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

(Part 6 of 12, RNZ)

11:05 Political commentators Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton

11:30 Guest Chef Paul Jobin, and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Recipes: Oxtail with pumpkin gnocchi

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey discusses planning cities of the future

Economist article: How to be Urban
Audi Urban Future Award
Alison Brooks Architects, of London
Bjarke Ingels Group, from Copenhagen
Diller Scofidio + Renfro from New York
Cloud 9, of Barcelona
Jürgen Mayer H, from Germany,
Standard-architecture, of Beijing