Christchurch support information:
Trauma and grief support agency Skylight

Red Cross outreach telephone number: 0800 4 OUTREACH

09:05 The first anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people

Bishop Barry Jones, Catholic Bishop of Christchurch who is participating in the civic memorial service at midday; Austin Forbes, Christchurch QC and President of the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand which is presenting its rarely given Gold Medal to the mayor to mark the bravery of hundreds of individuals for their selfless acts in the immediate aftermath of the February 22nd earthquake; and university student Sam Johnson, who rallied together thousands of students to provide assistance after the September 2010 quake and in the days following the February quake.

09:30 Why do so few people - particularly the elderly - realise they are eligible for rates rebates?

Miles Jackson, spokesperson for Grey Power on Local Body issues; and Michael Reid, principal advisor, Local Government New Zealand.

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

10:05 Riki Manuel - Maori carver and moko artist

The Christchurch-based artist is a master carver, moko artist, printmaker and volunteer art teacher. He established the establishing Te toi Mana Maori Art Gallery in 1984 with the help of Chris Doig, the then-director of the Arts Centre. He is now working out of a mobile studio on his property after the Arts Centre was shuttered in the wake of the February quake.

10:35 Book Review with David Hill

The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen
Published by Faber

10:45 Reading: The Broken Book, written and read by Fiona Farrell (Part 6 of 8)

Audio will be available here after broadcast.

11:05 Music with Marty Duda

Artist of the Week - Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters is a Nashville-based songwriter who has written country hits for the likes of Patti Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride. Her new album is Hello Cruel World.

Marty's website will have a recent interview with Gretchen,

1. Independence Day (3:43) - Gretchen Peters taken from 1996 album, The Secret Of Life (Imprint)

2. Sunday Morning (4:10) - Gretchen Peters taken from 2007 album, Burnt Toast & Offerings (Scarlet Letter)

3. Hello Cruel World (4:24) - Gretchen Peters taken from 2012 album, Hello Cruel World (Scarlet Letter/Proper)

4. Natural Disaster (4:49) - Gretchen Peters taken from 2012 album, Hello Cruel World (Scarlet Letter/Proper)

11:30 Legal commentator Ursula Cheer

Practical, legal and ethical issues surrounding disaster reporting in Christchurch in the last two years.

11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston: a roundup of new dealer gallery shows, and fear & abstract art

Dealer galleries have recently awoken from their summer siesta - Courtney looks at three current exhibitions, and a new piece of research suggesting that you’ll appreciate abstract art more easily after having had a bit of a fright.

Gallery: new dealer gallery shows and Starry Night

Karl Fritsch and Gavin Hipkins, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
Selina Foote at Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Richard Bryant, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
David Shrigley ‘Light Switch’

Watch Starry Night, by Petros Vrellis
How Starry Night is made
Fear heightens appreciation of abstract art - Miller McCune