09:05 Have natural sciences missed out in latest round of research funding?

Professor Hamish Spencer is the Director of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution; Tim Fowler, Tertiary Education Commission Chief Executive; and Kate McGrath is the Director of the McDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

09:30 New Zealand’s longest running dairy farming competition turns 25 today

Retired Taranaki dairy farmer Murray Cross founded the Sharemilker of the Year awards 25 years ago; and: Don and Jess Moore who won Sharemilker of the Year in 2013.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Johnny Blades

10:05 Feature: Ngarimu Blair, Geographer and trustee of Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Ngati Whatua's Ngarimu Blair is one of five emerging Maori leaders who recently spent time in the US as part of the  'First-People Economic and Business Development Progamme'. Ngarimu is a geographer with 15 years' experience in advancing a range of iwi issues in Auckland City. Ngarimu established the largest ecological restoration project on the Auckland isthmus at Bastion Point and has instigated a number of city art and urban design projects that have highlighted the Māori history of the City. He is a Treaty settlement negotiator for Ngati Whatua and spokesperson on many matters. He is heavily involved in Ngati Whatua's innovative tribal housing projects. He is a trustee on the Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust, a Director on Waterfront Auckland, Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd and Nga Tira Ltd.

10:35 Unity Books' Review: The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Fisher

Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by MacLehose Press, translated by Sam Taylor

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 10 of 10).

11:05 Jeremy Taylor with new music

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Discusses the Konrad Hurrell saga, the 60th anniversary of the first sub 4 minute mile run on May 6 1954, and the eye-watering sum paid by a US TV network for future Olympic Game TV rights.

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court

Music played in this show

Artist: Damon Albarn
Song: Heavy Seas Of Love, Track 12
Comp: Albarn
Album: Everyday Robots
Label: Parlophone
Broadcast Time: 3'45"

Song: The History Of A Cheating Heart, Track 11
Comp: Albarn
Album: Everyday Robots
Label: Parlophone
Broadcast Time: 4'01"

Artist: The Horrors
Song: So Now You Know, Track 3
Comp: The Horrors
Album: Luminous
Label: XL
Broadcast Time: 5'03"

Song: Falling Star, Track 6
Comp: The Horrors
Album: Luminous
Label: XL
Broadcast Time: 3'44"

Artist: Sharon O'Neill
Song: Words, Track 1
Comp: O'Neill
Album: Words - The Very Best Of
Label: Sony
Broadcast Time: 3'19"