09:05 A venture capital fund for women

Lynn Freeman talks to serial entrepreneur and founder of SheEO, Vicki Saunders, and the co-founder of My Food Bag, and former Telecom chief executive Theresa Gattung. SheEO is a venture capital fund for women entrepreneurs, established with money invested by other women. Ms Gattung intends to establish a similar fund here. Ms Saunders is a key note speaker at a conference in Auckland this weekend, called worldwomen17.


09:20 NZ Rugby launches "Headfirst" into mental illness

New Zealand Rugby has launched a new website called called Headfirst, featuring rugby players past and present giving advice on how to deal with mental illness - not just for sufferers, but for their caregivers, coaches and friends.  It's being lead by NZR Education Officer Dr Nathan Price. Nine to Noon also speaks to Chiefs prop and Junior All Black James McGougan who's featured on the website talking about his own experience of depression and suicidal thoughts.

09:45 Asia correspondent Anna Fifield

US secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes his first trip to Asia, concern over radioactive wild boars in Japan, and a showdown between Disney and the Malaysian censors office over Beauty and the Beast.

10:05 The spice of life

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Lynn Freeman meets ballerina-turned-chef Natasha MacAller, whose new book Spice Food Heroes explores the nutrition and health benefits of spices.

10:35 Children's Book review

John McIntyre

10:45 The Reading

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor goes full noise on the latest concept album from US group The Magnetic Fields - a 5LP set with one song for each of songwriter Stephen Merritt's first 50 years"

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Super Rugby is in for a bit of downsizing, with up to 3 of the present 18 teams to get the chop. Plus, the English rugby team equalled the All Blacks world  record  last weekend with their 18th successive win..now plans apparently are underway to bring the two teams together for a match at Twickenham in November.

11:45 The Week That Was with Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther

Comedians Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther weigh in on the world's most expensive taco, a special washing machine for curry stains and the weirdest phobias ever.