09:05 The Labour party has just announced details of its plan to lower interest rates and tackle New Zealand's high dollar

Labour finance spokesperson, David Parker.

09:20 Harnessing the power of social media - with President Obama's former director of digital strategy, Macon Phillips

Macon Phillips is a former Special Assistant to President Obama. He was Barack Obama's director of digital stragegy during the 2008 presidential campaign and is now the Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs. Mr Phillips is the keynote speaker tomorrow at :

The Project: Digital Disruption, which is is being held at AUT University on the City Campus in Auckland

The Project will examine how digital disruption is changing the way we live and work and how organisations are leveraging the opportunities created by digital disruption to transform their businesses. The event is from April 30-May 1.

The conference which is supported by AUT, the US Embassy and Social Media New Zealand has 30 international and local speakers, essentially examining how digital disruption – or the next wave of innovation – is changing the way we live and work, across organisations and personally.

Macon Phillip's presentation about digital innovation and global democracy will be live streamed into the event from Washington DC.

09:45 US correspondent, Luiza Savage

10:05 Feature: Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson on the impact of wars on the families of veterans

Ashley Gilbertson is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has focused on soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and how those wars have effected veterans and their families. He is visiting New Zealand to hold workshops and speak at the Semi-Permanent Conference.

Gallery: Ashley Gilbertson

His photographs from Iraq, where he was embedded with US soldiers.
He won a national magazine award for his series, Bedrooms Of The Fallen, which depicted the intact bedrooms of service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His photographic essay on the suicide of a young veteran, Noah Pierce.

10:35 Book review: Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne

Reviewed by David Hill. Published by Text.

10:45 The Reading: The Elusive Language of Ducks, by Judith White

A quirky and heart-warming story of human relationships – and a duck. (Part 2 of 10).

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:30 Diggers, Hatters and Whores: The Story of the New Zealand Gold Rushes

Stevan Eldred-Grigg, whose book Diggers, Hatters and Whores: The Story of the New Zealand Gold Rushes is being re-released after Eleanor Catton acknowleged it as a major source of inspiration for The Luminaries.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis