09:05 The first report of the Glenn Inquiry into Family Violence

The Inquiry calls for an overhaul of the Family Court and levels heavy criticism at other government agencies.
We ask if a less adversarial system can be introduced, and what the implications would be.
The Dean of Otago University's Law faculty, Professor Mark Henaghan, and chair of the Law Society's family law section Alan Cooke.

09:30 Attempts to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill is currently before the Primary Production Committee, which is due to report back to parliament at the end of the month. The committee is considering an amendment from Green MP Mojo Mathers, which seeks to add a ban to cosmetic testing on animals.

Many major cosmetic companies which have previously declared themselves "cruelty free", such as Avon, Estee Lauder and MAC - have started animal testing again because it is now a requirement to enter the lucrative Chinese market  

Mandy Carter is the head of campaigns for Save Animals from Exploitation - SAFE.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 Feature: Peter Williams QC reflects on some of NZ's most intriguing criminal cases             

Peter Williams QC is of the country's best known lawyers and advocates for penal reform. During a career of more than 50 years at the bar, he has been involved in NZ's most high profile criminal cases. He has represented: Arthur Allan Thomas who was wrongfully convicted of the murders of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe, Terry Clark in the 'Mr Asia' drug syndicate case, and the Bassett Road machine gun murderers. He's a strong advocate for penal reform, and also a veteran protester – he sailed his yacht to Mururoa Atoll to protest against French nuclear testing.

Peter Williams turns 80 at the end of the year, he's still working some cases, while enduring an ongoing 8 year battle with cancer and the effects of chemotherapy.

10:35 Book review: Victory by Max Lambert

Reviewed by Don Rood, published by HarperCollins

10:45 The Reading: Waiting for Einstein by Nigel Cox

A love triangle and mid-relationship disappointments precipitate a violent split between long-term friends Peter and Ralph. (Part 11 of 12).

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:20 How to stop elderly people falling prey to financial scams

Fraud and scam-spotting expert, Bronwyn Groot from BNZ, talks about how to stop elderly people from falling prey to financial scams. It is currently Elder Abuse Awareness Week, run by the organisation Age Concern.

You can send questions for Bronwyn, or your experiences in this area, through to us - text 2101 or email ninetonoon@radionz.co.nz.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin Ellis asks if journalists are born pessimists, and whether universities should stop teaching journalism.

Music played in this show

Artist: Damon Albarn
Song: Mr Tembo
Composer: Albarn
Album: Everyday Roots
Label: Promo
Time: 9:25

Artist: Patrick Watson
Song: Big Bird in a Small Cage
Composer: Watson
Album: Wooden Arms
Label: Secret City
Time: 9:43

Artist: Tippie and the Clovers
Song: Bossa Nova Baby
Composer: Leiber/Stoller
Album: The Leiber and Stoller Story
Label: Ace
Time: 10:43