09:05 Head of addiction services at a major DHB calls for decriminalisation and regulation of cannabis

Dr Tom Flewett, head of Addiction Services at Capital and Coast District Health Board.

09:25 Nigerian womens rights activist on kidnapping of more than 230 schoolgirls

Bisi Olateru Olagbegi, is a lawyer, activitist - and she is the Executive Director of the Womens Consortium of Nigeria.

09:30 An Auckland co-ed primary school introduces an all boys class

Bruce Cunningham is the principal of Belmont Primary on Auckland's North Shore. This year the co-ed school has introduce an all year 3/4 boys class and is thrilled with the results 

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Feature: Nigerian word and graphic artist Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams is a word and graphic artist born in Plateau State, Nigeria. He is a writer with a style, as influenced by classic literature as it is by hip hop, by John Keats as it is by MosDef. Also a playwright and performer, 2009 saw the debut of his first play The 14th Tale, which won a prestigious Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His second play toured the UK for 30 dates in 2010. In 2006, he started the urban movement The Midnight Run, which has been held in several cities and has an upcoming date at the Auckland Writers Festival.

10:25 Book review: Carnival Sky

Carnival Sky by Owen Marshall. Published by vintage. Reviewed by Rae McGregor

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 8 of 10).

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Lily Allen

Lily Allen’s new album, "Sheezus", marks the return of the British singer after a five year hiatus.

1. Smile – Lily Allen taken from 2006 album, “Alright, Still” (Capitol)
2. Oh My God – Mark Ronson featuring Lily Allen taken from 2007 album “Version” (Sony/BMG)
3. The Fear – Lily Allen taken from 2009 album “It’s Not Me, It’s You” (Capitol)
4. Life For Me – Lily Allen taken from 2014 album, “Sheezus” (Parlophone)

11:30 Legal commentator Ryan Malone

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston

The Colosseum is cleaned, David’s ankles are weak, and Five Maori Painters at Auckland Art Gallery

The Colosseum’s Badly Needed Bath - Wall Street Journal
Michelangelo’s ‘David’ risks toppling - ANSA
A.S. Byatt on potter Edmund de Waal - The Guardian
Five Maori Painters - Auckland Art Gallery, free, until 15 June

Gallery: Five Maori Painters

Five Maori Painters art installation
Five Maori Painters art installation in Auckland

Music played in this show

Artist: George Harrison
Song: If Not For You
Composer: Dylan
Album: All Things Must Pass
Label: EMI
Time: 10:05