09:05 Meth warning for homeowners

A property lawyer says home buyers should have "meth test" provisions in their purchase agreements, given the drug's widespread use. Kathryn Ryan talks to Auckland property lawyer Linda Fox and Dr Nick Kim who is a senior lecturer in Applied Chemistry with the School of Public Health at Massey University.

09:30 Brain scans to solve crime?

Technology advances mean that brain scans could be used to establish whether a person is telling the truth. Canterbury University is leading a project to get the method legal recognition and used in a number of disputes which reach the courts. Nine to Noon speaks to the University's Robin Palmer

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

A Chinese fishing company is to build a huge base in the northern Cook Islands and the mystery of the gold German coins in Papua New Guinea.

10:05 US Comedian Sarah Cooper

US comedian Sarah Cooper's 'business blog' is like no other, with posts ranging from "How to Look Like a Badass at Your Next Tech Conference" to  " 9 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women". The former Yahoo and Google executive launched her website The Cooper Review following the success of  piece she wrote called "10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings".

10:35 Childrens' Book review

Doris Mousdale from Arcadia bookshop reviews:

Archie Snufflekins,Oliver,Valentine,Tiberius Cat by Katie Harnett, published by Flying Eye

Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature by Maria Ana Peixe Dias, published by Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

10:45 The Reading

Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall read by Katherine McRae  (Part 5 of 10)

11:05 New music reviewer Grant Smithies
Grant investigates reports of paranormal musical activity from Dunedin band The Prophet Hens, then checks out two woofer-wilting reggae reissues from The Morwells and Well Pleased And Satisfied.

The Prophet Hens - Oh Wait It's Me Isn't It
The Prophet Hens - Song: Drunk In A Park
The Morwells - Give Me Power
Well Pleased and Satisfied - Love Sweet Music

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer on interesting time in world cricket, a baptism by fire for New Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby and the Richie McCaw documentary.

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Alice Brine

A lighter look at the week including the mysterious disappearance of five hundred cows from an Ashburton dairy farm.