09:05 Interim report finds no need for moratorium on fracking but concern about regulatory environment

Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment; and Liz Remmerswaal, Hawke's Bay Regional Councillor.

Evaluating the environmental impacts of fracking in New Zealand: An interim report (pdf)

09:30 Are we doing enough to prevent rheumatic fever in some of our most at risk populations?

Dr Stan Shulman, world expert on rheumatic fever who is visiting New Zealand to speak at the Heart Foundation; and Dr Clair Mills, Northland Medical Officer of Health.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton,

The Australian Prime Minister is under fire as parliament sits for its final week of the year.

10:05 Sara Parkin - UK environmentalist

Sara Parkin is a founding director of Forum for the Future. She has campaigned for the environment and sustainable development in various roles for over 40 years, including playing leading roles in the UK Green Party and international green politics during the 1970s and 1980s. In 2001 she was awarded an OBE for her services to education and sustainability and has been brought to New Zealand by the Sustainability Society in partnership with Morphum Environmental. She is in New Zealand as part of the Auckland Conversations lecture series and will be speaking tonight at University of Auckland.

10:35 Book Review with Gyles Beckford

Civilisation - Twenty Places on the Edge of the World by Steve Braunias
Published by Awa Press

0:45 Reading: One Flat Coyote on the Centre Line by Karen Goa. Told by Amelia Nurse (Part 1 of 10)

Travel writer Karen Goa and her husband travel across their native Canada after 20 years enjoying the New Zealand good life.

11:05 Music review with Marty Duda

Artist of the Week - Graham Parker & the Rumour

1. White Honey (3:33) - Graham Parker taken from 1976 album "Howlin' Wind" (Mercury)

2. Local Girls (3:44) - Graham Parker & The Rumour taken from 1979 album "Squeezing Out Sparks" (Arista)

3. Get Started, Start A Fire (5:08) - Graham Parker taken from 1988 album "The Mona Lisa's Sister" (RCA)

4. Watch The Moon Come Down (NA) - Graham Parker & The Rumour taken from 2012 soundtrack album "This Is 40" (EMI)

11:30 Legal commentator Catrionna MacLennan

The importance of Courts.

11:45 Arts commentator Mark Amery

The work of American Martha Rosler and White Fungus project The Consumers of the Future, both the subject of two small exhibitions at the Adam Art Gallery on until end of January.

The New York Times: Martha Rosler's Garage Sale
YouTube: Martha Rosler's Semiotics of the Kitchen - 1975

Martha Rosler
Installation view of Martha Rosler's The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems (1974-75) at the Adam Art Gallery. Series of 45 gelatin silver prints of text and images on 24 backing boards, each backing board 300 × 600 mm. Photo: Robert Cross.