guest host while Kim Hill is on leave

Guest details for Saturday Morning 27 June 2009

8:15 Lynn Barber

British journalist Lynn Barber currently writes for the Observer, after a long career that has included working for Penthouse magazine, The Sunday Express, The Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, and The Daily Telegraph. She has two published interview collections, Mostly Men and Demon Barber (both Viking), and her memoir, An Education (Penguin, ISBN: 9780141039558) has been made into a film of the same name which features in the 2009 New Zealand International Film Festival.

8:35 Neil Strauss

American author and journalist Neil Strauss is best known for his best-selling book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (Text Publishing, ISBN: 1-920885-98-6). He has also ghost written books with rock artists Marilyn Manson and Morley Crue. His new book, Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-921520-58-7) is about survival preparedness.

9:05 Peter Macinnis

Australian botanist, science writer and broadcaster Peter Macinnis is the author of The Lawn: A Social History (Murdoch Books, ISBN: 9781741960396). His other book published this year is 100 Discoveries: The Greatest Breakthroughs in History (Pier 9, ISBN: 9781741961423).

9:30 John Allen

At the end of this month, John Allen departs the position of Chief Executive of New Zealand Post Group to take up a new role as Chief Executive and Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. John has had an association with New Zealand Post for 20 years, 14 of them in senior executive roles and the last six as Group Chief Executive.

10.00 Michael Hill

Internationally successful jeweller Michael Hill is the author of the memoir/business book, Toughen Up: What I've Learned About Surviving Tough Times (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86979-046-2). He recently hosted the annual Michael Hill International Violin Competition in Auckland and Queenstown, and returned from representing New Zealand at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards in Monte Carlo.

11:05 Ian Morden

Ian Morden spent the early part of his career working as a commercial lawyer for various international law firms, before moving into the wine business. He is now the estate director at Cloudy Bay. The Marlborough winery's tenth annual pinot noir celebration takes place at Cloudy Bay on Saturday 27 June.

11:40 John Clarke

John Clarke is a New Zealand treasure based in Melbourne, Australia.

Music played on the programme

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara: Keli Keli
From their 2009 album: Tell No Lies
(Real World)
Played at around 9:30

Ruggiero Ricci (violin): PAGANINI Caprice No 13 in Bb, from 24 Caprices Op 1
From the 2003 album: Essential Violin
Played at around 10:05

Maxim Vengerov (violin), Ian Brown (piano): KREISLER Liebesfreud
From the 2004 album: Vengerov
(EMI Classics)
Played at around 10:55

Fever Ray: When I Grow Up
From the 2009 album: Fever Ray
Played at around 11:10

Michael Jackson: Human Nature
From the 1982 album: Thriller
Played at around 11:35

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith