09:05 Reports on David Bain's compensation bid

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, former president of the Law Commission; former Prime Minister, and constitutional law expert.

09:25 Geeks on a Plane

Geeks on a Plane was founded by Dave McClure, of start-up accelerator '500 Startups', in 2009. It takes Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and investors out of the US to immerse them in technology cultures in other countries. The 'Geeks' are in New Zealand from December 10-14 as guests of NZTE.

09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode

North Korea's missile launch, and elections loom in Japan and South Korea.

10:05 Big Year Interview: Tamati Kruger

Ngai Tuhoe chief negotiator Tamati Kruger led the iwi to an historic NZ$170 million settlement with the Crown this year.

10:40 Tariana Turia on her decision to stand down from parliament

Maori Party co-leader discusses her plans to step down at the end of this Parliamentary term. Mrs Turia entered Parliament as a Labour Party MP in 1996, but then left the party in 2004 over the Foreshore and Seabed legislation and formed the Maori Party.

10:45 Reading: Silks by Fiona Kidman (Part 3 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 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre

At the Beach (Explore and Discover the New Zealand Seashore) by Gillian Candler
Illustrated by Ned Baurraud
Published by Craig Potton Publishing
ISBN 978-1877517-73-0

Grimm's Fairy Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 978-1-846-14026-6

The Queen and The Nobody Boy by Barbara Else
Published by Gecko Press
ISBN 978-1-877579-23-9

11:15 Music review with Sean McKenna

Sean McKenna features some of his favourite albums from 2012.

Artist: Django Django
Album: Django Django
Song: WOR

Artist: The Eversons
Album: Summer Feeling
Song: Creepy

Artist: Lawrence Arabia
Album: The Sparrow
Song: The O3

Artist: Tame Impala
Album: Lonerism
Song: Apocalypse Dreams

Artist: Bobby Womack
Album: The Bravest Man in the Universe
Song: Stupid

Artist: Hot Chip
Album: In Our Heads
Song: Don't Deny Your Heart

11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock

The NZ Cricket captaincy debacle and Phoenix owner Gareth Morgan wants a more attacking style of football.

11:45 The Week that Was with Radar and Michele A'Court

Music played in this show

Playlist

Time played: 09:25
Title: Salima
Artist: Jehro
Comp: Baily, Cotta
Album: Jehro
Label: Recall 561409