09:05 Claims that the future of many charities is at risk as the Charities Commission takes hard-line approach to its definition of what makes a charity

Dave Henderson, coordinator of ANGOA, Association of NGO's of Aotearoa; Michael Gousmett, Canterbury University researcher and CEO of Canterbury Branch of St Vincent de paul Society of NZ; and Trevor Garrett, chief executive of the Charities Commission.

09:20 Fiji demands return of colonel who has fled to Tonga

Michael Field, Nine to Noon's Pacific issues commentator.

09:30 Moms Who Need Wine website

Marile Borden creator website Moms Who Need Wine. The website has garnered nearly 400-thousand Facebook fans globally, and is being credited with helping US wine producers wake up to the "mommy market".

09:45 Africa correspondent David MacKenzie

10:05 Elisabeth Tova Bailey - author

Elisabeth Tova Bailey, American essayist and author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating - a meditative and inspiring memoir about how one woman's daily struggle with a serious neurological illness was eased by her connection with one of the smallest and most insignificant creatures from the natural world - a snail.

10:30 Book Review with Jane Westaway

A Man of Parts by David Lodge
Published by Harvill/Secker

10:45 Reading: Naked in Budapest written and read by Heather Hapeta (Part 1 of 7)

Fast approaching fifty, Heather Hapeta wonders if she could catch up with the traditional Kiwi penchant for travel.

11:05 Political commentators Matt McCarten and Matthew Hooton

Thursday's Budget, analyse the flagged KiwiSaver changes, Don Brash's Dear John letter and Labour's response.

11:30 Guest chef Nici Wickes and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Dishes inspired by travels through Turkey and Egypt.


11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

The US$300 house competition and other frugal innovations.

The $300 House: Go, Go, Go, Vijay Govindarajan, Harvard Business review.

The $300 House website.

The charms of frugal innovation, The Economist.

A $300 idea that is Priceless, The Economist.