09:05 How well are local councils performing?

Larry Mitchell, an independent finance and policy consultant who compiles an annual Local Government League Table; Lawrence Yule, Hastings mayor and president of Local Government New Zealand; and David Carter, Minister for Local Government.

09:20 Charity Gaming in need of an overhaul

The Charity Gaming Association is an umbrella organisation for charitable trusts, which distributes money from proceeds of gaming machines. Francis Wevers, former chief of the Charity Gaming Association says the system is corrupt and in need of an overhaul.

09:50 Russia correspondent Carston von Nahmen

10:05 Feature guest - Edric Baker, New Zealand doctor in Bangladesh

New Zealand  missionary doctor who since 1983 has been based in a rural area of Bangladesh where he runs a hospital and clinic.

Kailakuri Health Care Project

Kailakuri Health Centre Tangail District Bangladesh

10:30 Book Review with Phil Smith

The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett
Random House/Doubleday
ISBN: 9780857520104

10:45 Reading: Smoking in Antarctica by Steve Braunias (Part 6 of 10)

A collection of columns by an award-winning chronicler of our life and times . In today's selected columns Steve Braunias gets to grips with email fraud and attends a murder trial.

11:05 Political commentators Stephen Franks and Josie Pagani

Asset sales process, legal wrangling in the Kim Dotcom case and public service targets.

Dean Brettschneider11:30 Guest chef artisan baker Dean Brettschneider

Hearty winter pies, and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Pie: 80+ Pies And Pastry Delights by Dean Brettschneider
Published by Penguin
ISBN: 9780143566960

Hearty Tamarillo Bourguignon Pie

Chunky Chicken and Apricot Spinach Pastry Plaits

Cranberry and Apple Cobbler

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Sharing cars, the new car-pooling and a radical rethink of public transport.

Carpool New Zealand
Let's Carpool
New ride sharing service that turns cars into taxis, New York Times