09:05 Samoan tsunami aftermath

The government has ordered a review after essential agencies - including state broadcaster Radio New Zealand and Wellington International Airport - received confused messages or no information at all from the Ministry of Civil Defence.

Mike Field, Fairfax correspondent

09:10 Pacific Tsunami

Gordon McKenzie, New Zealander working in Pago Pago who also survived the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami when he was living in the Maldives.

09:15 Chris Nel, surfer who escaped tsunami

09:20 Civil Defence response

John Hamilton, Director of the Ministry of Civil Defence

09:25 Civil Defence response

John Carter, Civil Defence minister

09:45 Swearing research

British researchers from Keele University have discovered that swearing may have physiological benefits at times of stress - and that it also played a part in our ancestors' survival.

The research leader, Professor Richard Stephens, says the idea about swearing occurred to him, while watching his wife in labour.

10:05 Feature guest

10:25 Book Review with Alison Laurie

Looking for Answers: A Life of Elsie Locke by Maureen Birchfield
Published by Canterbury University Press

10:45 Reading: Juggling with Mandarins by V M Jones

(Part 5 of 10, RNZ)

Pip feels he is being called on to fulfill sporting ambitions his father can no longer achieve. He is also struggling with his changing feelings for the girl next door. As well as learning to juggle mandarins, he learns how to juggle new feelings and relationships, and to succeed in indoor rock climbing.

11:05 New music with Sean McKenna

Album: The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-1952
Track: Stick McGhee
Video: 'Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee'

Artist: Mew
Album: No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away
Track: Silas the Magic Car
Video: Introducing Palace Players

Artist: Lisa Mitchell
Album: Wonder
Track: Neapolitan Dreams
Video: Neapolitan Dreams

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock

11:45 The Week that Was with Radar and Jaquie Brown