Radio New Zealand's 2009-10 summer programme schedule will see a four-week long break from normal programming, which resumes on Monday 25 January 2009.

Below is our selection of the best interviews of 2009. One of these items will also appear on Nine To Noon's regular podcast feed every weekday over the break.

09:05 National Standards

Dellis Hunt, founder of lobby group "Parents Against Labelling"; and Anne Tolley, Minister of Education

09:35 Inspiring Seniors - Lyndsay Nichols

Lyndsay is 90 years old and has practised yoga since she found a book about it as a 20 year old (during the war). She currently teaches 2 classes a week.

09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris

10:45 Reading.

"The Builder's Notebook" written and read by Sarah Boddy (Part 4 of 5)

Alison has two pre school children, nine cents in the bank, and she's building her own home.

11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson

Google in China: anatomy of a hack. US Government's reaction.

The secret ACTA treaty that will curtail your rights - coming to a capital city near you. Calls for transparency from the European Parliament and from New Zealand.

Apple earnings are up 50%

The 'true story' of how Dr. King kept Uhura on Star Trek

11:30 Parenting with Nigel Latta

Psychologist and parenting expert Nigel discusses the stereotype of the only child - are they all precocious, spoilt brats?

11:45 Television review with Simon Wilson