09:05 The cost of child poverty and other poor outcomes on the country

David Grimmond, economist from Infometrics who wrote the report for Every Child Counts. The report calculates the cost of child poverty and other poor outcomes at $6 billion a year - at least 3 percent of GDP; Murray Edridge, chair of Every Child Counts - a group comprised of Barnados, Plunket, Save the Children, UNICEF NZ and the Institute of Public Policy at AUT.

1000 days to get it right for every child: The effectiveness of public investment in New Zealand children (PDF)

09:30 National's youth welfare policy proposal

Dale Williams, Otorohanga mayor and head of the Mayors' Taskforce for Jobs, which has been assisting Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's office on National's welfare policy; and Felicity Perry, former independent youth beneficiary.

09:45 South America correspondent Daniel Schweimler

10:05 Raglan artist Aaron Kereopa

A keen surfer, Aaron Kerepopa began carving snapped surfboards and his work developed from there. Now one of his works can fetch thousands of dollars and he is a full time artist.

See images of Aaron's work.

Aaron Kereopa
One of Aaron's boards. Picture supplied by NZ Life & Leisure magazine.

10:30 Book Review with Paul Diamond

Small Holes in the Silence by Hone Tuwhare

10:45 Book Reading: The Angel's Cut by Elizabeth Knox

A 15 part series narrated by Jacob Rajan

The angel Xas returns in this sequel to the international bestseller, The Vintner’s Luck. Into a world of movie lots and speakeasies (L.A. 1929) comes Xas, stunt flier and wingless angel, still nursing his broken heart, and determined only to go on living in the air.

Listen again to this reading.

11:05 Politics with John Pagani and Matthew Hooton

11:30 Guest chef Sean Armstrong and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Pan Roasted Pave of Regal Salmon with Loaf Sourdough Bruschetta Soused Leeks, and Blue Cheese Onion Jam and Rosemary Turkish Bread (which involves baking the bread from scratch).

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Kennedy tells us about the replica Scotch whisky that has been made - and will soon be available in New Zealand - from 100-year-old bottles found under Shackleton's hut in Cape Royds, Antarctica.