09:05 New bank lending criteria

NZ's biggest banking group is doubling its minimum mortgage deposit from ten to twenty percent on new loan applications.

Between them, ANZ and National Banks service more than a third of the country's home loans, and the change means would-be home buyers now need to come up with tens of thousands more before buying.

Ian Park, Head of Retail Banking for ASB; Bernard Hickey, Managing Editor of interest.co.nz; and David Tripe, Director of Banking Management Centre, Massey University

09:35 Regulating pharmaceutical advertising

Professor George Jelinek, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia is calling for advertising by the pharmaceutical industry to doctors to be regulated.

Dr Pippa McKay, Chair of Researched Medicines Industry Association

09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis

10:05 Igelese Ete - Award winning Pacific Artist

Igelese Ete, Samon composer and conductor, has just received the Senior Pacific Artist Award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2008. He spans Pacific and classical music traditions and has a huge range of credits including TV scores, choral works for Lord of the Rings, the Te Papa opening and America's Cup competition opening. His magnum opus is Malaga (The Journey), which chronicles the Polynesian voyages to Aotearoa.

10:30 Book Review with Anne Buchanan

Ice by Louis Nowra
Published by Allen & Unwin
ISBN 978 174 175 4834

10:45 Book Reading: The Blue by Mary McCallum

Episode 9 of 15

11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson

Today's topic: Land Speed Record attempt!


Someone left his mobile phone at a fast food joint. It held nude pictures of his wife. Oops.

McDonalds patents the sandwich.

Wikipedia on the Land Speed Record.

The website of the 1998 record breaker, ThrustSSC, and of the 2011 hopeful, BloodhoundSSC, and a BBC article about it all.

11:30 Portraiture

The Power of Portraiture. A discussion about the role of portraiture in society, does NZ go for it or is it more the domain of the UK/US.

Erin Griffey, Curator; and Brad Jackson, Fletcher Building Education Trust Professor of Leadership at The University of Auckland Business School, and leadership and business expert.

The Power of Portraiture will be mounted at The University of Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery from 28 November 2008 - 24 January 2009.

The exhibition will open at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11 on Wellington's Customhouse Quay from 26 February 2009- 4 April 2009.

The Power of Portraiture is supported by The Fletcher Building Employee Education Fund, The University of Auckland's Business School and Faculty of Arts, Excelerator: New Zealand Leadership Institute, and the Reserve Bank Museum.

11:45 Television Review with Simon Wilson