09:05 NZ's sluggish economic recovery

Tony Morrison, owner of Canary Furniture in central Christchurch - his business has been down 60% since the quake, and his insurance company will only cover him for the days he was closed.

Gross domestic product for the June quarter was lower than expected, with manufacturing a big drag on sluggish economic growth of just 0.2 percent. Recent surveys show the services sector has slowed to a snail's pace and the high Kiwi dollar and struggling US and European economies are hurting many exporters.

Luke Dallow, Auckland restauranteur and entrepreneur; and Cameron Bagrie, ANZ Bank chief economist

09:25 Health issues facing Christchurch's Asian community

Wayne Reid, Partnership Health Canterbury ethnic liaison manager; Simon Tam, chair of Christchurch Asian Health Committee; and John Wong, Asian Family Services director for Problem Gambling Foundation.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

Rumours about growing unrest in Fiji; the way in which NZ's appalling weather is benefiting Fiji surfing; internet penetration in the Pacific; and getting Christmas presents to Christmas Island.

10:05 Tappy Wright - veteran roadie

James "Tappy" Wright, who has worked with music legends like Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, and The Animals.

10:30 Book Review with Ralph McAllister

Truth by Peter Temple
Published by Text Publishing

10:45 Reading

Gods and Little Fishes by Bruce Ansley

The memoir of a New Brighton boy, enjoying life in a thriving seaside township. Part 5 of 5, RNZ.

11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Album: Songs From The Road CD/DVD
Song: Famous Blue Raincoat
Videos: Trailer
Bird on a Wire

Artist: Eels
Album: Tomorrow Morning
Song: Baby Loves Me
Video: Baby Loves Me

Artist: Various Ninjas
Album: Ninja Tune XX
Song: Wonder When - Bonobo & Andreya Triana
Video: Ninja Tune XX Takes Over Shoreditch
Free download of Coldcut's Journeys By DJ - but be quick!

11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos

The Commonwealth Games debacle; why the Games have meant so much to New Zealanders over the years; plus Southland's heroic defence of the Ranfurly Shield against Auckland.

11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Pinky Agnew