09:05 Hurricanes became the first NZ Super Rugby franchise to confirm private ownership

Rugby Players' Association executive director Rob Nichol; Rob Morrison, chair of the Welnix consortium which has the licence to manage the Hurricanes and took control of the Wellington Phoenix soccer team last year; and Richard Boock, sports journalist.

09:30 The once-in-a-decade leadership change in China

Anne-Marie Brady is an Associate Professor in Political Science at Canterbury University who specialises in researching Chinese politics. She is in Beijing where the 18th Chinese Communist Party's Congress is taking place.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 Mick Wall - rock biographer

Mick Wall was the founding editor of Classic Rock magazine and he's the author of numerous rock titles – he's written books on Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, and the critically acclaimed biography of Led Zeppelin, When Giants walked the Earth.

Mick's latest book is on AC/DC, Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be, published by Orion.

10:35 Book Review with Jolisa Gracewood

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French
Published by Michael Joseph

10:45 The Reading: Wulf by Hamish Clayton

The award-winning story of Te Rauparaha's surprise raid in 1831 when he chartered an English trader's ship to take his war party from Kapiti to Banks Peninsula for an attack on his Kai Tahu enemy. (Part 7 of 10)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The announcement that New Zealand will not be part of the Kyoto climate change protocol in the future and the sluggish economy.

11:30 NZ Sculpture OnShore

Rob Garrett has curated NZ Sculpture Onshore, a biennial outdoor exhibition, for the third time. It features the work of more than 100 artists and is displayed at Fort Takapuna in Auckland until 18 November.

Gallery: NZ Sculpture OnShore

In Search of Barebottomed Land by Christian Nicholson.
In Search of Barebottomed Land by Christian Nicholson at NZ Sculpture OnShore. Image courtesy of NZ Sculpture Onshore.

11:45 TV review with Lara Strongman

The sad death of the actor who played Coronation Street's Jack Duckworth, the strange fascination of Border Patrol and the wholesome branding of The Free Range Cook.

Music played in this show


Alison Krauss: 'Miles To Go'
from her 2011 album "Paper Airplane"

AC/DC: "A Long Way To The Top'
from the 1975 album "High Voltage"

AC/DC: "Highway to Hell"
from the 1979 album "Highway to Hell'

B B King: 'You Upset Me Baby'