7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Tracy Farr in Mildura

Australian-born, Wellington-based writer Tracy Farr just spent a month at a writing residency in the Australian town of Mildura for their writers festival.

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7:30 The Sampler

A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.

8:10 Windows on the World

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

8:40 Military history

Historian and author of New Zealand and the First World War 1914-1919, Damien Fenton discusses the Italian Front during the First World War.

9:06 The Reeves Lecture: The Promise and Challenge of 2015

The promise and challenge of 2015 is the focus of this lecture by the Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. With an eye to the current and future commitments for sustainable development – economic, environmental, and social – Miss Clark surveys many areas of international concern.

She also speaks about the grounding which her political life in New Zealand gave her for her current global work, and pulls from her local experience some signs of hope for the future.

10:00 Late Edition

A review of the 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.

11:06 The Shed

Award winning former British broadcaster Mark Coles presents his pick of the best new music releases and demos from around the planet. A glorious mix of brand new sounds from all over the world, real conversations with music makers and tales of everyday life as seen from an English garden shed (10 of 13, MCM).