09:05 Claims of inadequate checks and balances on body corporates

Roger Levie, CEO of the Home Owners and Buyers Association; Lyn Lockwood, real estate agent who also owns in a couple of body corporates; and Roman Herbst, senior advisor, Operational Policy, Building and Housing at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

09:30 US entertainment attorney Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel looks back on the attempt to unionise New Zealand actors on The Hobbit and how it became a national crisis. Jonathan Handel is an entertainment attorney and Hollywood Reporter contributing editor.

The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis
Hollywood Analytics
ISBN-13:978-0615731001 / Kindle ASIN B00ABOL9U0

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Lemn Sissay - British poet

Lemn Sissay is a British poet who was made an MBE in 2010 for services to literature. He was a commissioned poet of the London Olympics, and has performed on stages around the world, including in Auckland. Lemn recently gave a TED Talk at the British Houses of Parliament reflecting on his experiences growing up in foster care and talking about the depiction of orphans and adopted children in popular culture – Harry Potter, Cinderella, Oliver Twist. He is the author of five books of poetry spanning 25 years.

10:30 Book Review with Elisabeth Easther

Behind the Sun by Deborah Challinor
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 Reading: One Flat Coyote on the Centre Line by Karen Goa. Told by Amelia Nurse (Part 1 of 10)

Travel writer Karen Goa and her husband travel across their native Canada after 20 years enjoying the New Zealand good life.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The stock market launch this Friday of Fonterra's shareholders fund; and how the banks are defending their profits.

11:30 Michael King fellow Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson on his new project exploring Christchurch's vibrant arts scene from the 1930s to the '50s. Peter Simpson is the 2012/13 Creative New Zealand Michael King Fellow.

11:45 TV reviewer Lara Strongman

Swearing on television, shouty ads and the new show, Pan Am.

Music played in this show


Ruby: 'Area Code 615'|
from the album "Delta Swamp Rock" (Soul Jazz Records)

Cher: 'For What It's Worth'
from her 1969 album "3614 Jackson Highway" (it's a cover of the 1967 Buffalo Springfield song)