09:05 The future of the quake-battered Christ Church cathedral hangs in the balance

The Christchurch Anglican diocese is planning a newspaper announcement on the state of the city's iconic building. The 130-year-old cathedral has already been deconsecrated to make the building safe and to retrieve valuable artefacts.

Bishop Victoria Matthews, the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch; and Canon David Morrell, former city missioner, who says the cathedral could be restored to how it used to look by using timber framing.

09:25 Is youth policy in New Zealand working?

Professor Alan France, the head of Auckland University's Sociology department, which has organised the Supporting Positive Youth Transitions to Adulthood (pdf) at The Fale Pasifika, Wynyard Street, University of Auckland, Thursday 16 February 9:45 am to 4:30pm.

The afternoon will involve panel discussions around key themes including youth policy in New Zealand; inequality, and unemployment.

09:45 Australia correspondent Ray Moynihan

On job losses and more instability for Julia Gillard.

10:05 Ragnar Axelsson - Icelandic photographer and author of the book Last Days of the Arctic

Ragnar Axelsson has been travelling to Greenland for the past 30 years, documenting the impact of climate change on the remote Inuit communities of the Arctic.

Gallery: Photographs from Last Days of the Arctic

Elderly couple in Brattahlid Greenland
Elderly couple in Brattahlid, Greenland. Photograph by Ragnar Axelsson.

10:35 Book Review with Kate Blackhurst

Little Shadows by Marina Endicott
Published by Allen and Unwin

10:45 Reading. The Broken Book, written and read by Fiona Farrell (Part 1 of 8, RNZ)

The Christchurch writer and enthusiastic walker reads an 8-part adaptation of her acclaimed book that began as a loving collection of travel experiences and thoughts - and was brutally interrupted by the violent forces of nature that devastated the city inciting chaos and evocative poems.

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Whitney Houston


1. Ain’t No Way – Aretha Franklin taken from 1968 album, Lady Soul (Atlantic)

2. Memories – Material taken from 1982 album, One Down (Elektra)

3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston taken from 1987 album, Whitney (Arista)

4. Heartbreak Hotel – Whitney Houston taken from 1998 album, My Love Is Your Love (Arista)

11:30 Legal commentator John Edwards

Briefings to incoming ministers.

11:45 Science commentator Simon Pollard

Spiders and homeopathy.