09:05 The Government's go-to education expert sets the record straight

John Hattie, the director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, talks about the recent backdown on increasing teacher-student ratios, the merits of league tables and performance pay for teachers. Professor Hattie was a member of the independent advisory group reporting to the NZ Government on national standards.

09:30 Exploratory drilling consent granted for Stewart Island.

Jon Spraggon, chair of the Stewart Island Community Board, Southland District mayor Frana Cardno, and Stewart Island resident Britt Moore.

09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode

The Asean forum in Phnom Penh and the state of Cambodia.

10:05 Feature guest - wildlife photographer David Lloyd

Self-taught New Zealand photographer whose photo 'In the Flick of a Tail' made the final cut in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – one of 108 images chosen from more than 40,000 entries - and was also selected as the cover image for this year's Wildlife book.

The competition is part of the Auckland Museum's CAMERA Season of Photography which also features the NZ-LIFE exhibition – three years of award-winning photography from New Zealand Geographic.

The museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on until August 26 and entry is free.

Gallery: wildlife photographs by David Lloyd

Elephant by David Lloyd
Photograph by David Lloyd. © David Lloyd

10:35 Children's Book Reviews with John McIntyre

Colour The Stars by Dawn MacMillan
Published by Scholastic
ISBN: 978-1-86943-974-3

Slinky Malinki, Early Bird by Lynley Dodd
Published by Puffin
ISBN: 9-978-143-50546-4

Eruption- Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes by Maria Gill
Published by New Holland
ISBN: 978-1-86966-362-9

10:45 Reading: Hard Up (NZ) Limited, by Susy Pointon (Part 5 of 5)

Pinky was absent when his Business Enterprise Scheme group executed their plan to rob a bank - but he is back with them as they face up to the scheme coordinator in today's final episode iof our story 'Hard Up'.

11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna

Artist: Ane Brun
Album: It All Starts With One
Song: Do You Remember

Artist: Of Monsters and Men
Album: My Head is an Animal
Song: Mountain Sound

Artist: Various
Album: TV Sound and Image: British Television, Film and Library Composers 1955-78
Songs: Richard Denton And Martin Cook - Tomorrow’s World
Brian Bennett - Canvas

Artist: Various
Album: Rock Your Baby – 24 Red Hot Rompers for Children of All Ages
Songs: The Mummy - Bob McFadden & Dor
Shirley Ellis - The Name Game

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock

11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Urzila Carson