09:20 Damien O'Connor slams Labour party candidates list

Damien O'Connor has criticised the Labour Party list saying it was drawn up by a "gaggle of gays and self-serving unionists". Moira Coatsworth, Labour Party president. Labour MP

09:25 Budgeting experts are finding it increasingly hard to help people make ends meet as the cost of living continues to rise

Raewyn Entwisle, a Rotorua woman struggling to make ends meet despite earning close to the average wage; Raewyn Fox, chief executive of the New Zealand Federation of the Family Budgeting Services.

09:45 Africa correspondent David McKenzie

10:05 Auckland lawyer turned surfer, Marguerite Vujcich.

The South African-born barrister emigrated to New Zealand as an adult but was then forced to give up work after collapsing and being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. She moved to Napier and is now the seventh-ranked women surfer in the country, at the age of 51.

10:30 Book Review with Louise O'Brien

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch, published by Text Publishing.

10:45 Reading: Under the Huang Jiao Tree by Jane Carswell (Part 4 of 12)

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

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Sue Bradford

11:30 Guest chef Hester Guy and wine commentator John Hawkesby


Roast Quinces
Pork Cooked with Quince
Passionfruit Parfait

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Urban life, perception and changing demographics.

A Tale of Many Cities, The Economist

Minority Report, The Economist
India's skewed sex ratio: The Economist