09:05 Industry Training

Jeremy Baker, Industry Training Federation; Paul McElroy, CEO of U-Coll, Palmerston North; he is on the Board of NZITP the umbrella group representing 14 of the 20 polytechs and institutes of technology around the country.

09:20 Traditional Homework - two school principals explain why they've stopped giving students traditional homework

Diane Leggett, Principal of Karori Normal School, Wellington; and Pete Pointon, Principal of Seatoun School, Wellington.

09:30 Bush safety

Lindy Kelly, author of Lost in the Bush, which gives children the fundamentals of how to avoid getting lost in the bush lost and, if they do, how to survive until they are found.

Lost in the Bush - Keeping yourself safe in New Zealand's great outdoors by Lindy Kelly
Illustrated by Pauline Whimp

09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler

10:05 Chris Prowse

Chris Prowse's show Trouble on the Waterfront: Is being performed as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival this week.

Ruby Lounge, 14 Bond St Wellington
17 Feb 2010 - 18 Feb 2010

10:30 Book Review with Paul Diamond

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Published by Text Publishing

10:45 Reading: The Year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi Hong (Part 6 of 10, RNZ)

In the Chinese city of Dalian Hai Long and his mates drink Coca-Cola , eat American fast food and go to English language lessons. But this year Hai Long leaves school to learn the unlikely trade of his uncle - a successful, learned man.

11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooten

11:30 Guest Chef Connie Clarkson discusses Chinese New Year traditions, superstitions and recipes for Dumplings and Fragrant Steamed Fish

With wine matches with John Hawkesby

Read more about Chinese New Year.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Livability, urban design, haste, the World Cup and waterfronts...

Economic Intelligence Unit's liveability report
Wellington's reaction
Wellington World Cup party venue
Auckland's latest waterfront plans
Auckland 2040