09:05 Is crunch time approaching in the historic battle over plain packaging of tobacco?

Dr Matthew Rimmer is an Associate Professor of Law at the Australian National University, and an Australian Research Council future fellow. He's an Intellectual Property expert, and has been in this country recently speaking to policy makers and politicians about plain packaging.

09:30 Do tax refund agents deliver on their promises?

Cilla Hegarty is the CEO and Founder of NZ Tax Refunds, and the chief of the tax refund app, Woohoo; and Craig Macalister is a Tax Principal at Crowe Horwath in Invercargill.

09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta

10:05 Feature: Happiness and meaningfulness in life research

Psychology professor Paul Jose on his research into happiness and meaningfulness in life.

10:25 Book review: Gutter Black: A Memoir by Dave McArtney              

Reviewed by Ian Chapman, published by HarperCollins.

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 6 of 10).

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Food blogger Emma Galloway on whole food recipes

Food blogger and former Raglan chef Emma Galloway's personal food philosophy is cooking wholesome nourishing food, without skimping on flavour. Emma credits her love of fresh healthy food, from being raised in Raglan by vegetarian parents who grew a lot of their own fruit and vegetables.

Her first cookbook 'My darling lemon thyme' has just been released - seasonal, simply prepared food, that is also suitable for people with food intolerances.

She will run through recipes for peanut and brown rice patties, rice paper rolls with avocado and cashews and for dessert, chocolate mousse tart.

Emma Galloway now lives in Perth, Western Australia.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

When you want to know what’s going to happen in the future, ask someone who’s building it.
A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It, NY Times
U.S. Views of Technology and the Future, Pew Research Centre

Music played in this show

Artist: The Clean
Song: Tally Ho
Composer: Scott / Kilgour / Kilgour
Album: n/a
Label: Flying Nun
Broadcast time: 09:46am

Artist: Delaney Davison and Marlon Williams
Song: I'm Only On Fire
Composer: D Jones
Album: Sad But True
Label: Lyttelton
Broadcast time: 10:43am