09:05 Can Auckland officials avoid the transport chaos that marred the opening of the Rugby World cup from happening again?

Michael Barnett, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

09:30 Synthetic meat - is the world's first lab-grown hamburger imminent?

Professor Mark Post has created the world's first lab-grown meat. Can synthetic food grown from cells in a laboratory help to tackle world hunger? Will eating what has been dubbed "meat without slaughter" help the environment, by putting less strain on it than traditional farming and food processing methods? What are the implications for economies like NZ?

09:45 International correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 UK-based American artist Nina Gehl

Nina Gehl uses wood ash or cremated remains of animals (mixed with oil) to paint her images. An exhibition of her work opens tonight at Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington.

Gallery: Work by Nina Gehl.

10:25 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

Watch Out for Me by Sylvia Johnson
Published by Allen & Unwin

10:45 Reading: A Gun In My Hand by Gordon Slatter  (Episode 2 of 10)

With a gun in his hand and bitterness in his heart, a man has returned to settle things once and for all with the men and women he has avoided ever since the war.

Listen again to this reading.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Why the global and NZ economies continue to weaken.

11:20 New Zealand's Native Trees

Dr John Dawson was Associate Professor of Botany at Victoria University until his retirement in 1988. His latest book along with photographer Rob Lucas is New Zealand's Native Trees. The book describes and illustrates more than 250 species, while addressing evolution, biodiversity and environmental threats.

Gallery: See photographs from the book.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Coverage of the Rugby World Cup and the September 11 anniversary.