09:05 Are the days over for 5% deposits on mortgages?

Bob Hargreaves, Professor of Property Studies at Massey University; and Christine Lockie, Auckland mortgage broker.

09:30 Quality of science teaching in New Zealand schools

The NZ Association of Science Educators, the Education Review Office and the Teachers Council have all raised serious concerns about the quality of science teaching in our primary schools.

Steven Sexton, University of Otago primary education lecturer, who is on the board of NZ Association of Science Educators; Peter Lind, director of the Teachers Council; and Richard Meylan, education manager for The Royal Society of NZ.

09:20 News and current affairs

09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler

10:05 New York-born, Auckland-based contemporary composer and performer Jonathan Besser

Jonathan Besser has lived in New Zealand since the early '70s and has led many different music ensembles and has composed for orchestra, chamber groups, theatre, dance and film. One of his latest forays is into Klezmer music - a style of folk music born out of the yiddish jewish culture of Eastern Europe - it's often called Jewish Jazz. He performed at the recent New Zealand International Arts Festival as part of New Klezland - a collaboration with fellow composers Ross Harris and Chris Prosser.

10:35 Book Review with Tina Shaw

Little Sister by Julian Novitz
Published by RHNZ Vintage

10:45 Reading: The Larnachs by Owen Marshall (Part 11 of 12)

The story of prominent 19th century business man and politician, William Larnach.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

The latest government leak, Conservatives leader Colin Craig, and the pre-Budget announcement on student loans.

11:30 Guest chef Ruth Pretty and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Green-Lipped Mussels on half shell with Tomato Chilli Jam
Kiwifruit with Roasted Szechwan Pepper-Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil


11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Could These Start-Ups Become the Next Big Thing? New York Times