09:05 Maui gas pipeline shutdown disrupts farmers, exporters and hospitals

Dorothy McKeen, manager of Middlemore Central; James Houghton, president of Waikato Federated Farmers; Rowan Ogg, Director of Operations at meat company Affco.

09:30 Christchurch's central city pop-up shopping precinct set to open

Christchurch's innercity shopping precinct is set to repoen for the first time since the February quake - the pop-up precinct will feature 27 shops and cafes built from new shipping containers. It'll also see the return of iconic Christchurch department store, Ballantynes.

John Suckling, chairman of the Re:Start the Heart Trust; and Anthony Leighs, managing director of Leighs Construction - he's heading the rebuild project.

The pop up shopping precinct in central Christchurch
The pop up shopping precinct in central Christchurch.

the pop up shopping precinct in central Christchurch looking North
Northern precinct.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

The Queens visit and the looming CHOGM meeting.

10:05 Australian soprano Deborah Cheetham

Australian soprano Deborah Cheetham on writing the country's first indigenous opera and finding her racial identity as a member of the stolen generations.

10:25 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dikotter
Published by Allen & Unwin/Bloomsbury

10:45 Reading. 'Milk' by Susy Pointon (Part 2 of 4)

Tanya escapes her past and drags her kids and alcoholic ex north to the Hokianga where soon finds herself living and working on a dairy farm.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Meatloaf

Larger than life vocalist Meat Loaf started out as Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas. He has a new album, Hell In A Handbasket, and a tour that brings him to Auckland this Saturday.

1. What You See Is What You Get (2:20) - Stoney & Meatloaf taken from 1971 single (Rare Earth)
2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (5:04) - Meat Loaf taken from 1977 album, "Bat Out Of Hell" (Epic)
3. Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through (5:50) - Meat Loaf taken from 1993 album "Bat Out Of Hell II: Back To Hell" (MCA)
4. California Dreams (4:06) - Meat Loaf with Patti Russo taken from 2011 album "Hell In A Handbasket" (Sony)

11:30 Legal commentator Mai Chen

Issues looming for the government after the election.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

The place of art in Occupy Wall Street.