09:05 What will it mean if Silver Fern Farms shareholders accept the Shanghai Maling deal?

The results of the vote on allowing Chinese company Shanghai Maling to get a 50 percent stake in Silver Fern Farms, will be known shortly. Shareholders in the meat processing and exporting company have been voting over whether they will accept the  261 million dollar offer for 50 percent control.

Silver Fern Farms is the biggest meat processor in an export industry worth 6 and a half billion dollars a year. For the deal to go ahead,  50 percent of Silver Fern Farms' 6 thousand 200 shareholders will need to vote in favour. Rob Hamlin is an agriculture and marketing academic from Otago University.

09:25    Brendon McCullum gives evidence at Cairns' perjury trial

 The New Zealand cricket captain has spoken about why he didn't report offers to fix the outcome of cricket matches until nearly three years after he was first approached. Brendon McCullum has been giving evidence at Chris Cairns' London perjury trial, claiming he was asked twice in 2008,  but he didn't report it until 2011, which he regretted.

Chris Cairns is on trial accused of lying under oath about match-fixing in a 2012 libel case, which he won against Lalit Modi the former Indian Premier League Chairman. He denies the perjury charge, which carries up to seven years in jail.

09:35 Alternative "natural" hormone treatments making women sick

A Christchurch doctor says she's seeing one patient every day suffering side effects from alternative hormone treatments. So called "natural", "bio-identical" treatments have been popularised by celebrity endorsements, including from Oprah Winfrey and Suzanne Somers. But the treatments aren't regulated under Medsafe and can cause significant side effects. Dr Anna Fenton is New Zealand's representative to the Australasian Menopause Society and co-editor in chief of the journal of the International Menopause Society.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

In light of the crises in PNG, Nauru and Vanuatu this week, Mike Field asks what has gone wrong with South Pacific leadership? Also around a third of all Micronesians are on the move, emigrating to the United States. 
and scientists discovered an extremely rare Solomon Islands moustached kingfisher - and killed it. The scientist explains why 

The Girl Who Stole Stockings front cover

The Girl Who Stole Stockings front cover Photo: Supplied

10:05 The Girl Who Stole Stockings

Elsbeth Hardie's mother always told her that her family came from Wales, but when she decided to check her genealogy she found out that was wrong, they came from New South Wales - from the convict colony we now know as Sydney. Delving deeper she uncovered the fascinating life story of her great, great, great grandparents. One an infamous bigamist and conman, the other a young thief convicted before she even reached her teens and then sent on on a ship to the other side of the world. They went on to travel to New Zealand where they lived and worked amidst of a Maori community in an isolated South Island whaling settlement before moving on, finally,  to Nelson. Elsbeth Hardie has documented their story, and the story of others, in a new book, The Girl Who Stole Stockings.

10:30 Book review: M Train by Patti Smith

Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by Bloomsbury trade paperback

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world.

10:45 The Reading: The Writers' Festival by Stephanie Johnson read by Judith Gibson and Nigel Collins (Part 3 of 12)

11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor lends an ear to the excellent and peculiar third album from American singer-songwriter John Grant, questions whether The Libertines really needed to reform, and gets an Americana fix from the Dave Rawlings Machine.

Artist: John Grant

Song: Snug Slacks, Track 3

Comp: John Grant

Album: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Label: Bella Union

Broadcast Time: 4'12"

Song: Global Warming, Track 8

Comp: John Grant

Album: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Label: Bella Union

Broadcast Time: 4'05"

- Third solo album from former Czars vocalist, equal parts Prince, electro and Elton John. Another set of richly melodic songs, laced with mordant lyricism, coruscating self-analysis and bleak humour - tremendous. Tours NZ for the first time next year, terrific live performer.

Artist: The Libertines

Song: Fame & Fortune, Track 3

Comp: Doherty/ Barat

Album: Anthems For Doomed Youth

Label: Virgin

Broadcast Time: 3'07"

- after 11 years apart, and a spectacular split, Carl Barat and the 'troubled' Pete Doherty, straight outta rehab, reform to make a third Libs album. Essentially a bit disappointing, but a few good songs - mostly those that hark back most to the old days.


Song: Clean, Track 13

Comp: Taylor Swift/ Imogen Heap

Album: 1989

Label: Pax Am

Broadcast Time: 4'24"

- Ryan Adams makes good on his promise/ threat to record a cover version of Tay Tay's entire 2014 pop juggernaut album "1989", reinterpreting her shiny pop confectionary as melancholy, Smiths-scented jangly pop. Available now as a download from iTunes.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

11:45 The Week that Was with Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood