09:05 Investors battle to claw back losses in what could be NZ's biggest Ponzi scheme

Ross Asset Management Investors' Group head Bruce Tichbon; DLA Phillips Fox partner Iain Thain; and former US securities executive Harry Markopolos, who exposed Ponzi billionaire Bernie Madoff.

09:30 Blue whale numbers in South Taranaki Bight believed to be higher than previously thought

Dr Leigh Torres, marine ecologist - NIWA.

Niwa: Blue whales believed to be foraging in South Taranaki Bight

09:45 Middle East correspondent Jamie Dettmer

10:05 David Sheff: tackling addiction – are we getting it right?

David Sheff is the author of Clean, a book about addiction, and why in his view, the status quo is failing to address addiction. His previous book – Beautiful Boy – about his son's descent into methamphetamine addiction, became a number 1 New York Times bestseller.

10:35 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

Lifetime by Liza Marklund
Published by Random House/Corgi Adult

10:45 Reading: Whale Pot Bay by Des Hunt read by Rob Mokaraka

Jakes life with his father in the Wairarapa gets gate-crashed by girls, an international celebrity and pygmy sperm whale. (Part 1 of 10)

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

The Budget – the slim surplus forecast, housing policy, food in schools; Aaron Gilmore's departure; MMP review; and Auckland planning.

11:30 Food - Johanna Knox, foraging for seasonal wild produce

Johanna Knox is a writer, editor and researcher with a long standing interest in food sustainability.

Her book is A Forager's Treasury: A New Zealand guide to finding and using wild plants by Johanna Knox, published by Allen and Unwin

Entrée - Onionweed tempura with optional sweet horopito sauce
Main - Wood sorrel root vege gratin with wild salad
Dessert - Aha tortoni with wild infused sherry

Check out Johanna's foraging series with This Way Up.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Going underground – basement extensions and the rise of the Iceberg Home.

Basement extensions and the rise of the Iceberg Home, The Telegraph
Help! Sarah Beeny’s burrowing under home, The Telegraph
£200m home gets go-ahead as brothers pay £5m to council, London Evening Standard
London Basement
Hunker in the Bunker: 15 Cool Converted Concrete Shelters

Music played in this show


Dave Dobbyn: 'Background Love'
from his 2000 album "Hopetown"

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers: 'Egyptian Reggae'
from 1977