09:05 Report finds shortcomings in CYF handing of Family Group Conferences

A highly critical briefing paper to Government ministers identifies significant shortcomings in the way Child Youth and Family runs Family Group Conferences.

The paper has just been obtained by Nine to Noon - and says children, families, victims, and professionals were being inadequately prepared for conferences.

Kathrine talks to South Auckland barrister Jeremy Sutton, who is a lawyer for child and youth advocate regularly attends Family Group Conferences in Care and Protection cases; Auckland family lawyer Helen Bowen, who is regularly involved in family group conferences in the youth justice field - and says they are still beset with problems - due mainly do under-resourcing; and Child Youth and Family Chief Social Worker, Paul Nixon.

09:30 WW1 Centenary Commemorations

Radio New Zealand journalist Michael Allan, reports from the WW1 centenary commemorations at Parliament and historian, author and the general editor of Te Ara: The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand Jock Phillips on 100 years since the start of WW1

09:45 Gaza correspondent  Jon Donnison

10:05 Physician, scientist and inventor Daniel Kraft on medicine's future

Dr Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard-trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and innovation. Dr. Kraft chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director and curator for the FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. He is the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow. He is also an avid pilot and serves as an officer and flight surgeon with an F-16 Squadron in the California Air National Guard. Dr. Kraft has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.

10:30 Book Review: The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim

Reviewed by Sonja de Freiz, published by Text.

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Getting kids to grow, harvest and prepare their own food

Catherine Bell is the founder of the Garden to Table Trust  which partners with primary schools to teach children to grow, harvest and prepare their own food. Catherine set up the trust in 2008 - and since then, 21 primary schools around the country have signed up. Catherine Bell will be giving a talk on Garden to Table at Ted x Auckland on 16 August 2014. The Garden to Table Trust gala fundraising event is on Saturday 23 August in Auckland.

Recipe: Vegetable Curry

Children growing their own

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey discusses issues affecting city dwellers

Tommy is an enthusiastic convert to the standing desk.

The standing desk revolution, The Press
Sit-stand desks, Fuze Interiors
Treadmill desks, Walk while working
If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One, Citylab
The Copenhagen Wheel
Senseable City lab