09:05 Policing the Cricket World Cup

Superintendent Sandra Manderson is the National Commander of Operation Cricket World Cup.

09:20 Coroner's report backs up campaign for better midwifery care

Midwife training and experience is under the spotlight again following a critical Coroner's report which recommends intensive training and supervision for new midwives. Casey Nathan, who was 20, and her newborn son died in 2012.

Jenn Hooper is a longtime campaigner on better midwifery care and founder of the group Action to Improve Maternity; and Sharron Cole is from the Midwifery Council.

09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie

10:05 Best selling children's author, Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson in the Radio New Zealand studios Photo: RNZ

Julia Donaldson is a former Children's Laureate in Britain and has written almost 193 books for children. Her other popular rhyming books include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man.

10:30 Book Review: The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Reviewed by Jane Westaway

10:45 The Reading: 'Swimming in the Dark' by Paddy Richardson

Serena, a 15-year-old Alexandra girl, is in deep trouble and needs help badly. A fast-paced story of three women and the meaning of courage. Told by Michele Amas. (4 of 12, RNZ)

11:05 New Technology with Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews discusses the battle brewing in Wellington IT over Wellington City Council's Odyssey Project; the big shake up in tertiary tech education; and who's watching you when you're watching TV?

Paul Matthews is the Chief Executive of the Institute of IT Professionals.

11.30 Parenting: What it's like parenting with a special needs child?

Kelly Dugan

Christchurch father Kelly Dugan has a three year old daughter Lucia with special needs. He speaks openly about the realities of raising her and the day to day struggles. He wrote about Lucia:

My daughter's 'a different type of perfect'. I have a child with special needs. I am that guy, we are that family. The ones you see at the park and you think, "I wonder what is wrong with that kid". That is us. I knew nothing about people with special needs until I had one, a child with brain injuries, a "special needs" kid.

Kelly Dugan is the CEO of SmileDial, a registered charity that was established in 2011 with the simple goal of putting Smiles on the Dials of families with children with special needs. SmileDial supports all family members (rather than focusing on the child with the illness or disability) ensuring that mums, dads and siblings all have Smiles on their Dials.

11:45 Film Review with Dan Slevin

Dan Slevin reviews The Theory of Everything, Selma and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Music Details

Artist: Francoise Hardy
Song: Le Temps  De L’Amour
Composer: Savet/Dutronc/Morisse
Album: The Collection
Label:  VOGUE
Time: 10:44

Artist:   Ezra Vine
Song:  Braver than Most
Composer: Vine
Album:  single
Label:  NZ on Air
Time: 1127