09:05 A Wellington health organisation says it's being forced to scrap several important community health programmes due to funding cuts

Fiona Osten, nmanager of the Newtown Union Health Service; and Vivienne Coppell, long serving GP from Newtown Union Health Service.

09:30 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

What is the evidence that complementary and alternative medicines actually work? And what are the implications for traditional health practice? Professor Ian Coulter, originally from New Zealand, and now based at UCLA, is regarded as an international expert on the use of CAM.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05  Iris Scott  -  High Country farmer and vet

Iris Scott was one of the first female graduates of Massey University's s veterinary science degree, and went on to take over the 100-year-old Rees Valley station at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

Iris Scott's book, High Country Woman, My Life of Rees Valley Station has been published by Random House.

Gallery: Iris on the Rees Valley Station

10:25 Book Review with Louise O'Brien

Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by Fourth Estate

10:45 Reading: Spooky Actions at a Distance by Jill Amos

Dr Sandy Marlow is found dead and Professor Petherick has disappeared but Stella is now determined to finish his research to explain what happened.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The Ports of Auckland dispute, and Fonterra's strategy.

11:20 Feature guest - Ant Sang

Graphic novellist, finalist in NZ Post Children's Book Awards and author of Shaolin Burning.

11:45 TV Review with David White

Touch, Grand Designs, and discusses new TV platforms.