09:05 Report from NZ and Australian Productivity Commissions on strengthening trans-Tasman economic relations

Murray Shewin is chair of the Productivity Commission, which along with its Australian counterpart, has delivered a final report to Ministers containing findings and recommendations for strengthening trans-Tasman economic relations.

09:25 The need to understand cities before messing with them

Paul Cheshire is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He will be delivering an address at the office of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie

10:05 Big Year series: Lt General Rhys Jones, Chief of the NZ Defence Force

10:35 Book Review with Siobhan Harvey

Country Girl - a memoir by Edna O'Brien
Published by Faber & Faber

10:45 Reading: Silks by Fiona Kidman (Part 2 of 3)

When her husband becomes seriously ill in Hanoi, his wife keeps vigil and thinks back to the beginning of their relationship, those memories prompting the affirmation and renewal of her love.

11:05 New Technology commentator Donald Clark

Don't go bush using Apple Maps; tech giants join forces on patent buyout; the battle for control of the Internet last week; NikeFuel Missions; and a computer display – on your contact lens.

11:20 Archaeology/heritage commentator Brigid Gallagher

Vice President of the NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials Association talks about Nerd Nite; the removal of science from conservation of cultural material education; archaeology, heritage and conservation in the news 2012; and summer Must-Do's.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Gavin gives us his take on the hoax call and coverage of the aftermath, and discusses Paul Holmes and his contribution to TV journalism.

Music played in this show


Sergio Mendes: 'The Christmas Song', written in 1944

Ravi Shanker: ' Discovery of India'

Louis Baker: Even in the Darkness