09:05 Christchurch City Council votes to ask for pause in Cathedral demolition

Yani Johansen, Christchurch City Councillor; and Mark Belton, spokesperson, Restore Christchurch Cathedral Campaign.

09:25 Calls to drop the "investor-state" provisions in the proposed Pacific free-trade deal

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Ted Thomas is one of more than 60 New Zealand jurists to sign an open letter (pdf) to the negotiators of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks calling for them to drop "investor-state" provisions which allow companies to sue governments directly over alleged breaches.

09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode

The stand-off intensifies in the South China Sea; and this week's summit meetings between the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea highlight the awkward realities still stalking East Asia.

10:05 Academy Award winning actress, Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis' stellar career includes roles in films such as Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias. Her new film Cloudburst, in which she plays a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking lesbian who elopes to Canada with her partner (played by Brenda Fricker), is showing in New Zealand as part of the Out Takes festival.

10:35 Children's books review with Doris Mousdale

10:45 Reading: Lunching At the Hampshire, a short story by Shirley Eng

Read by Sarah Peirse

Lee is a hairdresser at a salon that services a well-heeled clientele.

11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna

Billy Bragg & Wilco, Richard Hawley and Amadou & Mariam.

Artist: Billy Bragg & Wilco
Album: Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Songs: This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key (Billy Bragg with Natalie Merchant)
One By One (Jeff Tweedy)
Woody Guthrie

Artist: Richard Hawley
Album: Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Song: Leave Your Body Behind You

Artist: Amadou & Mariam
Album: Folila
Song: C’est Pas Facile Pour Les Aigles (feat Ebony Bones)

11:30 Sports commentator with Richard Boock

Blues coach Pat Lam, rugby rule changes, security fears, Super 15, and cricket.

11:45 The Week That Was with James Elliot and Pinky Agnew