09:05 Quake damage to farms

Brendan Woods, Burnham farmer with quake-damaged property; Kieran Stone, Federated Farmers dairy section chair for North Canterbury; and David Carter, Agriculture Minister.

Federated Farmers - freephone 0800 327 646


09:20 Gliding On

Zoe Shepard, a French civil servant who lifted the lid on the wastefulness of the country's state sector in a book describing a "five-hours-a-week'' culture where people competed to take the longest coffee breaks.

In Absolument De-bor-de (Absolutely Snowed Under), subtitled How to Make 35 hours Last a Month, nepotism is rife and taxpayers' money wasted, with one local civil servant even signing off his visit to a prostitute as "travel expenses".

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

10:05 Simon Kernick - crime writer

Simon Kernick, best-selling British crime writer. His ninth thriller, The Last 10 Seconds, has just been released. His books centre on the murky underbelly of London, a world of drug lords, hit men, bent cops, pimps and prostitutes.

10:30 Book Review with Carole Beu

Villa Pacifica by Kapka Kassabova
Published by Penguin NZ

10:45 Reading.

Slings & Arrows by Sarah Boddy

Ana, a pregnant young Kiwi and Isabella her Mexican friend share a down and out existence in New York and on the 11th of September 2001 she finds herself in the World Trade Center. (Part 5 of 5, RNZ)

11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna

Artist: Robert Plant
Album: Band of Joy
Songs: Central Two-O-Nine
You Can't Buy My Love
Video: The making of the album

Artist: Street Chant
Album: Means
Song: Scream Walk
Video: Scream Walk

Artist: Various
Album: Sound of the World: Anywhere On This Road
Song: Saban Bajramovic & Goran Bregovic - Hop Hop Hop

11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos

The Warriors in the National Rugby League play-offs; the banning of NZ cyclist Adam Stewart; and the US Tennis Open.

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Michele A'Court