09:05 Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre, Denis Welch and Richard Becht

09:20 Catch-up interview with inspirational character, Elizabeth Goodyear, the 101-year-old New Yorker

09:30 John Lowe, elderly ballet dancer

John Lowe took up ballet at 79. He is now 89 and plans to dance at Ely Cathedral on his 90th birthday.

09:45 Wally Kupenga, homeless man

When we last spoke to Wally was 37, and he had been homeless for five years.

10:05 Mike Loder, Auckland based comedian

10:30 Manu Taylor's Best of 2008

1. Duffy - "Rockferry" - 2008 Polydor Ltd (UK) 1791284 A&M Records
Track # 1 - Rockferry

2. Flight of The Conchords - "Flight Of The Conchords" - 2008 Sub Pop
Records SPCD715
Track # 2 - Inner City Pressure

3. TV On The Radio - "Dear Science" - 2008 Touch & Go Records/4AD/Inertia
Track # 3 Dancing Choose

4. Fleet Foxes - "Fleet Foxes" - 2008 Sub Pop Records SPCD777
Track # 2 White Winter Hymnal

Also mentioned:

1. The Last Shadow Puppets - "The Age Of The Understatement" - 2008 Domino
Recording Co Ltd/EMI WIGCD208OZ 2121252

2. The De Soto's - "Cross Your Heart" - 2008 Tailgator Music/Ode Records

3. MGMT (pronounced "Management") - "Oracular Spectacular" - 2008
Columbia/Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697195122

4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Dig Lazarus Dig!!!" - 2008 Mute Records

10:45 Reading: Last Christmas, a short story by Elisabeth Easther

11:05 Tommy Honey, David Slack, Radar and Pinky Agnew

11:07: Note Bene Choir

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

11:20 Trevor Barry, backyard amateur astronomer

Astronomer from Broken Hill who hit international headlines this year when he was first to observe storms on Saturn.

11:30 Note Bene Choir

The Southern Cross Looks Down (NZ words to the tune of O Little Town of Bethlehem)

11:32 Christmas for New Zealanders in Afghanistan

Ian Bell, Defence Force medical officer in Afghanistan.

A team of 140 New Zealanders, who form the Defence Force's Provincial Reconstruction Team, is hunkering down in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the mountainous region of Afghanistan.

11:40 Uganda - Kate McCleay

Back in August we talked to Cam and Kate McCleay - the kiwi couple who with their three children have lived in Uganda for 7 years.

They run an adventure tourism business there, but for the last year they've also been involved in building a school on the shores of Lake Victoria.

The school had no books, so while back in New Zealand in August, the Mcleays put out the word to their kiwi friends to see if they could rustle up a few pre-loved books.

An interview on this programme helped things along a bit, and the upshot was 400 boxes of books, which were shipped to Uganda inside a jetboat, which the McLeays were importing for their business.

11:55 Thanks and Christmas Greetings from Kathryn

11:57 Note Bene Choir

Away in a Manger (soloist: Joanne Hodgson)