7:10 Columbia Story

Juan Gabriel Vásquez was born in Bogotá, studied Latin American literature at the Sorbonne University and now lives in Barcelona; his latest book is The Secret History of Costaguana, an adventurous family saga set in 19th and early 20th century Colombia.

7:30 Spectrum

People, places and events in New Zealand.

8:00 News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Arts: Jazz

Jivester, editor and publisher Fergus Barrowman goes giddy at a snazzy bebop beat... Graham Collier, Andy Sheppard, Gianluigi Trovesi + Gianni Coscia and Richard Galliano.

9:00 News & Weather

9:06 The Wednesday Drama: City of Hands, by Stephen Bain and Deborah Tucker

A winner-takes-all car-yard competition offers a tempting reward  - all the competitors have to do is keep a hand on a particular vehicle in the yard and stay awake.  But the contest takes on the air of a life or death struggle as each member of a dwindling of strangers strives to be the last one standing.

10:00 News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11:00 News & Weather

11:06 Jazz Live

Live performances from a diverse range of European jazz artists and groups.