09:05 Cyclone Evan begins lashing parts of Fiji after leaving a trail of destruction in Samoa

Mary Rose Wye is the manager of the Beachcomber Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands; and Sharon Wild, the Naveria Heights Lodge Owner at Savusavu on Vanua Levu.

09:20 Education Ministry is overhauling truancy services

Stephan Dyer, Taranaki truancy officer who lost his job.

09:35 The CEO of the NZ Drug Detection Agency on the trends of 2012

Chris Hilson is the CEO of the NZ Drug Detection Agency, which projects it will do 75,000 tests this year, a jump of more than 40 percent on 2011. It says 10 percent of its tests are now for synthetic cannabis and psychoactive drugs known as "bath salts" are expected to be the next designer drug here.

09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler

10:05 Big Year Interview - Marie Shroff

Marie Shroff has been Privacy Commissioner since 2003 and says this year has been marked by major public sector data breaches. They include the ACC spreadsheet breach, which saw the details of 6,500 plus ACC clients accidentially emailed to claimant Bronwyn Puller, in March and the WINZ kiosk breach in October.

10:35 Book Review with Ralph McAllister

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Published by Little, Brown

10:45 Reading: You'll Have Mail by David Hill

Seasonal harmonies from the direct marketing fraternity.

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

The big issues in politics of 2012 .

11:30 Guest chef Nici Wickes and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Nici Wickes is a food writer, cook, TV personality and cookbook author.

A decadent feast made easy for Christmas day lunch or dinner:
Crayfish Tails with Crispy Capers, Butter and Fresh Lemon

Slow Cooked Duck with Wild Thyme

Roulade with Fresh Strawberries and Mascarpone

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Tuhoe, a hikoi to Wharekauri/Chatham Island to mark 12/12/12, and Cape gannets on Malgas Island.

Gallery: Cape gannets on Malgas Island

Music played in this show


Time Played: 09:30
Title: You And Me
Artist: Sarah Watkins
Comp: Watkins
Album: Sun Midnight Sun
Label: Nonesuch

Time Played: 11:32
Title: Out Of Our League
Artist: Goodshirt
Comp: Fisher, Thomas, Fisher, Beehre
Album: N/A
Label: Kiwi Hit Disc, Nz On Air