09:05 Union workers at NZ's largest rest home chain to strike

Alastair Duncan, Spokeperson for the NZ Nurses' Organisation and Service and Food Workers' Union, whose members employed by Oceania are to strike this Thursday.

09:25 Revitalising Super 15 rugby and the future of struggling franchises

Steve Tew, the NZ Rugby Union chief executive fronts up on how the country's Super 15 franchises can reverse declining ticket sales and what the future holds with the licences to run the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes and Crusaders up for sale.

09:45 Russia correspondent Carsten von Nahmen

The Presidential elections in Russia, and Russia's strategy on Syria.

10:05 Kathryn Wilson - NZ shoe designer

Auckland-based shoe designer whose high-end fashion footwear sells across the world.

Gallery: shoes by Kathryn Wilson

Shoes by Kathryn Wilson
Shoes by Kathryn Wilson.

10:35 Book Review with Carol Beu

The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope
Published by Doubleday UK

10:45 The Reading: Skin Writing - Series II by Jamie McCaskill, Whiti Hereaka and Miria George

A new series of stories from a tattoo studio called The Underworld where a young woman finds her calling, an old man discovers there’s always more to learn and a young man almost brings the whole business down.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Political commentators Josie Pagani and Matthew Hooton

Kevin Rudd vs Julia Gillard in Australia; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and public sector refor;m and the Ports of Auckland industrial dispute.

11:30 Guest chef Connie Clarkson and wine commentator Keith Stewart

  • Old Fashioned Potted Meat with Red Currant Jelly on Crispy Toast Points
  • Warm Slow Honey Roasted Pork Belly Summer Salad
  • Plums in Red Wine with Chocolate

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Connectivity, Twitter, airlines, Yelp, counter-serendipity and filter bubbles…

Airline routes are a pretty good predictor of Twitter connections, The Atlantic
Do you really want to pick your seatmate on Facebook?, The Atlantic
How Yelp Destroyed the Thrill of Exploring, AlterNet
Google and Facebook mean that we don’t know what we’re missing, The Telegraph
Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles", Ted Talks