09:05 Major book stores ban a controversial book about the Kahui twins

Paper Plus and The Warehouse both say they won't sell Breaking Silence: The Kahui Case, written by journalist Ian Wishart with the twins' mother, Macsyna King. Bookstores say the ban comes after negative customer feedback, including threats to boycott stores.

Jo McColl, owner of Unity bookstore in Auckland, and part-owner of Unity in Wellington; Lincoln Gould,  Booksellers New Zealand Chief Executive; and  Graham Beattie, former publisher and bookseller, who writes Beatties Book Blog.

09:25 Christchurch Earthquake Appeal update

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal established by the government and spearheaded by NZX Chief Executive Mark Weldon has attracted donor money from companies and individuals around the world. How will that money be spent?

phone 0800 RED CROSS (0800 733 276)


09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie

The massive 24-hour walkout by public service unions about pensions; rioting in Greece; and Elizabeth Hurley's transformation of Shane Warne.

10:05 Joseph Braude

Author of The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World, and the first Western journalist ever to be embedded within an Arab security force.


10:30 Book Review with Gina Rogers

Far to Go by Alison Pick
Published by Headline

10:45 Reading: Dead People's Music by Sarah Laing (part 9 of 15)

The lives of two talented cellists, Klara from 1930s New York, and Rebecca her New Zealand born granddaughter, entwine and enthral.

Listen again to this reading.

11:05 New Technology with Donald Clark

Renting music collections, the NetHui internet conference and more Harry Potter - on the web!


11:20     Surviving step families

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is an Australian child and adolescent psychologist. He is the author of Surviving Step-families published by Penguin Australia.

11:45 TV reviewer Simon Wilson

Simon critiques the Versalko docudrama; Project Runway; and Monroe.