09:05 Elective surgery & waiting times

Phil Bagshaw, Christchurch orthopaedic surgeon and co-founder of the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust; David Showler, Board member and co-founder of the Taranaki Community Health Trust; and Jarrod Angove, who had a hernia operation at the Auckland Region Charity Hospital earlier this year.,




09:30 Wahine survivor reflects on her bond with fellow passenger Lesley Morgan who died on Sunday

Joanne Finlayson was just 15 months old when she was handed to Lesley Morgan after the Wahine foundered in Wellington harbour. Mrs Morgan held on to her in a liferaft until they reached Seatoun beach but the two didn't meet again for another 25 years.

09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis

10:05 What sport can tell us about the culture and society we live in

Why hosting an event like the Rugby World Cup is not all it's cracked up to be. Otago Sports professor Steve Jackson, who specialises in the socio-cultural analysis of sport, discusses his findings on why he thinks global sporting bodies are ripping host nations off.

10:35 Book Review with Paul Diamond

Washday at the Pa
Images by Ans Westra, text by Mark Amery
Suite Publishing

10:45 Reading. The Years Before My Death written and read by David McPhail (Part 9 of 10) 

The television hit series, McPhail and Gadsby, has reached its peak and an idea for a new comedy is in the air.

11:05 New technology with Donald Clark

Donald discusses hacker vigilantes, quantum cryptography for submarines and tractor beams.

11:20 Brigid Gallagher on heritage

The effect of oil on Bay of Plenty heritage sites, and risks generally to coastal heritage sites; the new bill in parliament about preservation;  and new findings from Brigid's work on Victoria Park tunnel archaeology.

11:45 Film review with Dan Slevin

Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Anonymous, the film that claims Shakespeare did not write all those plays after all.