09:05 Rugby World Cup 2011 promotion

Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, who is in charge of The Cloud; and Dr Rawiri Taonui, Māori commentator.

The government has signed a deal with Auckland-based iwi Ngāti Whātua for a $2 million giant PVC waka for the World Cup. Is this the best way to promote Māori culture and 'brand' for the event? And five months out from the event, just where is planning at for the $265 million we're told will be spent on promotion?

Red view of the perspex waka

Mockup of waka

09:20 Kidney Stem Cells

Dr Alan J. Davidson has found kidney stem cells in zebrafish that can be transplanted successfully from fish to fish - he's now researching whether this is can be applied to humans, which would mean kidneys could be regenerated to tackle chronic kidney damage caused by diseases like diabetes.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton, chief political correspondent for SBS Television

10:05 Farida Sultana - founder of Shakti, an Asian womens support group in NZ, and co-author of Purple Dandelion

Purple Dandelion, Exisle Publishing, release date 7 April


10:30 Book Review with Justin Gregory

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotav
Published by Arrow

10:45 Reading: Under the Huang Jiao Tree by Jane Carswell (Part 1 of 12)

A New Zealander's mid-life experience teaching English in Chongqing China.

Listen to this reading again.

11:05 Music review with Marty Duda

Music of Duran Duran

Marty's website: www.13thfloor.co.nz

Duran Duran have a new album out called All You Need Is Now produced by Mark Ronson.

1. Girls On Film (3:36) - Duran Duran taken from 1981 album "Duran Duran" (Capitol)

2. Rio (5:40) - Duran Duran taken from 1982 album "Rio" (Capitol)

3. Ordinary World (5:40) - Duran Duran taken from 1993 album "Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)" (Capitol) 4.

Other People's Lives (3:45) - Duran Duran taken from 2011 album "All You Need Is Now" (Shock)

11:30 Legal correspondent Grant Illingworth

The decision to deny the "Urewera 18" the right to a jury trial.

11:45 Science correspondent David Haywood

Allergies and human mortality.