09:05 Challenges facing the ombudsmans office in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake

Beverly Wakem - Chief Ombudsman, New Zealand and president of the International Ombudsman Institute.

09:30 Alarming new research pointing the finger at some widely used pesticides for a decline in bee numbers.

Professor Dave Goulson from the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, UK; and Associate Professor Peter Dearden, director Genetics Otago and senior lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago – authors of the study  Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production.

9:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 The largest astronomical obervatory in the world

Charles Alcock - New Zealand-raised and educated astrophysicist who now heads the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Massachussetts.

10:30 Book review with Gail Pittaway

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Published by Litte, Brown

10:45 Reading: Smarts and Follies by Kate Duggan

Told by Michele Amas

A woman goes to a party with old friends, friends she has long lost touch with.

11:05 Political commentators Josie Pagani and Matthew Hooton

11:30 Guest chef Alexandra Tylee,

Owner of Pipi café and restaurant in Havelock North, and wine commentator Stephen Morris

Pipi - the cookbook, recipes by Alexandra Tylee and photography by Brian Culy
Published by Random House


11:45 Film reviewer Graeme Tuckett

The Pirates, The Lorax, and Footnote