09:05 The Earthquake Recovery Minister accuses parts of the Christchurch council of slowing the recovery

Glenn Livingstone, Christchurch City Councillor; Austin Forbes, the Convener of the Law Society's rule of law committee, who has spoken out in the past about the Constitutional implications of the Canterbury quake legislation; and Ngaire Button, Christchurch deputy mayor.

09:30 Pre-Christmas surge in demand for food parcels

Diane Robertson, Auckland City Missioner; and Michael Gorman, Christchurch City Missioner

Auckland City Mission

Christchurch City Mission

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton, chief political correspondent for SBS Television

The standoff on offshore processing of asylum applications, a breakthrough in the long-running Qantas industrial dispute and Prime Minister Julia Gillard's reshuffle.

10:05 Big Year Interview - Holly Pickett

American photojournalist who's been covering the 'Arab Spring'. She lives in Cairo, and has been in all the hotspots, including right where Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed.

10:35 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Published by Hodder & Stoughton

10:45 Reading: Charlie Grimes' Christmas, a short story by Murray Richards

Christmas is a time for renewal and recommitment. A small town Christmas spectacular has a spectacular result for a separated couple.

11:05 Music with Marty Duda

Artist of the week - British punk pioneers The Damned

The Damned will be in NZ in January. Although The Sex Pistols and The Clash get all the glory, it was The Damned who released the first British punk single (and album).

Guitarist Captain Sensible and singer Dave Vanian are still with the band.You can listen to an interview Marty has done with Captain Sensible at: www.13thfloor.co.nz


1. New Rose (2:41) - The Damned taken from 1976 single (Stiff)

2. Help (1:43) - The Damned taken from 1976 single (Stiff)

3. I Just Can't Be Happy Today (3:42) - The Damned taken from 1979 album "Machine Gun Etiquette" (Chiswick)

4. Wot? (3:27) - Captain Sensible taken from 1985 single (A&M)

5. Eloise (5:07) - The Damned taken from 1986 single (MCA)

11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer

The year in media law

11:45 Science correspondent David Haywood

Can scientists and engineers give haircuts and is Santa Claus dead?