Navigation for Labour Day

8:15 Rob Matthews & Jimmy Logue

Rob Matthews & Jimmy Logue are walking along the Queen Charlotte track over Labour Day weekend to raise funds for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye condition both men are affected by.

8:25 Mark Derby

Historian, writer and chair of the Labour History Project Mark Derby on the life of Samuel Parnell, the 8 hour day movement and the origins of Labour Day.

8:50 My First Job - John Clarke

9:10 Toni Childs

Grammy-nominated and Emmy-winning American singer-songwriter Toni Childs is currently touring New Zealand. Now based in Hawaii, she discusses her career and some fundamental changes to her life in recent years.

9:40 John Graham-Cumming

John Graham-Cumming is the editor of the Geek Atlas and is responsible for a campaign to build a steam-powered computer based on the 1837 blueprints of 'The Analytical Engine', designed by mathematician and engineer Charles Babbage.

10:10 Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor is an artist and underwater sculptor. His new installation 'The Silent Evolution' in Cancun, Mexico consisting of 400 life-sized sculptures based on real people, under the ocean.

10:35 Uday Jadugar

A magician who left home aged 18 to travel around India, and has performed over 8,000 shows during his career. He will be performing free shows to celebrate Diwali at Capital E in Wellington on Labour Day at 10.30am and 12.30pm, free tickets can be booked here. He will also perform two ticketed shows in Auckland on 31 October in the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre.

Uday performs some magic for a mystified Chris Whitta.

11:05 One Africa

Lamine Sonko (Senegal) and King Marong (the Gambia) perform as One Africa, and are steeped in West African musical and griot culture. They will perform live in the studio.

11:40 My First Job - Bob Parker

Music played during the programme

Artist: Villagers
Title: The Pact (I'll Be Your Fever)
Album: Becoming a Jackal
Played at around 8:10

Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Title: This Land is Your Land
Album: Naturally
Played at around 8:45

Artist: Fred Dagg
Title: We Don't Know How Lucky We Are
Album: Fred Dagg: Greatest Hits
Played at around 8:55

Artist: Dixie Cups
Title: Iko Iko
Album: Saturday Night Fish Fry
Played at around 9:05

Artist: Toni Childs
Title: Because You're Beautiful
Album: Keep the Faith
Played at around 9:40

Artist: Secret of the Sea
Title: Billy Bragg & Wilco
Album: Mermaid Avenue Volume II
Played at around 10:05

Artist: Peter Gabriel
Title: Mirrorball
Album: Scratch My Back
Played at around 10:35

Artist: Lata Mangeshkar
Title: Aali Diwali Aali Diwali
Played at around 10:55

Artist: One Africa
Title: Jamma
Album: A Journey of Hope
Played at around 11:15

Artist: One Africa
Title: Hey Hey Hey
Album: A Journey of Hope
Played at around 11:25

Artist: One Africa
Title: Mariama
Album: A Journey of Hope
Played at around 11:35

Artist: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
Title: Home
Album: Up From Below
Played at around 11:55

Further programming

12:12 pm Matinee Idle

Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris are let loose on the airwaves once again to present an afternoon of musical mayhem and banter as weary punters trek home from the holiday weekend.

6:06 pmA World of Possibilities - Toxic Legacy: Healing from Agent Orange

Thirty-five years ago the war in Vietnam came to an abrupt end, a range of individuals from varied sectors and backgrounds have gathered together in support of a ten-year plan of action to clean up toxic hotspots in Vietnam and expand humanitarian services to people with disabilities as a result of exposure to Agent Orange dioxins. (NPR)

10:12 pm Fault Lines: The Canterbury Earthquake

Recollections and personal experiences of the residents of Canterbury, in the days and weeks which followed their 7.1 magnitude on Saturday 4 September 2010. Produced by Jack Perkins for Radio New Zealand National.