09:05 The Ministry of Education responds to claims that quake strengthening work in schools will not bring buildings up to an acceptable standard

Jerome Sheppard, policy manager, School Property Infrastructure Group at the Ministry of Education.

09:30 The Manawatu Gorge will remain closed for at least another two months - many local businesses that rely on the through traffic are struggling to stay afloat

Becky Algie, owner of the Bridge Cafe in Woodville; and John Gooding, owner of the Fishspot in Woodville.

09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris discusses the Conservative party conference

10:05 Dale Beatty and John Gallina

Wounded Iraq war veterans and co-founders of Purple Heart Homes.

10:35 Book review with Tina Shaw

Artists' Impression of New Zealand by Denis Robinson
Published by New Holland

10:45 Reading: Cholesterol by Elizabeth Smither

Anna’s cholesterol level almost destroys a long standing friendship.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt

The editor of Computerworld magazine discusses the iPhone 4S announcement, Steven Joyce's legacy as Communications and Information Technology Minister and Chinese investment in technology.

11:20 Feature guest Brigid Gallagher

Archaeological conservator and presenter of the hit British TV show Time Team.

11:45 TV review with Simon Wilson

The X Factor, The Borgias and Soho.