09:05 Should the Government turn a blind eye to illegal immigrant workers to hasten the Christchurch rebuild and meet housing demand?

Don Hitchens, Auckland-based plastering contractor; Warwick Quinn, chief executive of the Registered Master Builders Federation; and Mark Graham, publisher of The Building Guide and industry magazine BoB - The Business of Building.

09:25 Australia's unprecedented heatwave and climate change

Professor Tim Flannery is chief commissioner of Australia's Climate Commission. The author of The Weather Makers, which looks at how man's activities are affecting the climate's cycles, says this summer's unprecedented heat has seen many Australians rethink their attitude to climate change.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

US President Barack Obama urging Americans to reject political "absolutism" and partisan rancor, as he kicks off his second term.

10:05 Dr Matthew Reid - NZ doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières

Dr Matthew Reid hails from Christchurch, New Zealand but currently works in South Africa. He has worked with MSF for almost a decade and currently runs a HIV treatment programme in South Africa, with his wife and children. Matthew met his wife, who also worked with MSF in Afghanistan, where he worked treating patients in the midst of armed conflict. He's previously worked in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Northern Sudan, and Russia.

10:35 Book Review with Harry Ricketts

Best Books of 2012
New Ways to Kill Your Mother by Colm Toibin (Picador)
Magnificent Moon by Ashleigh Young, (Victoria University Press)
Settling the Score by Peter Gibbs (Methuen)

10:45 The Reading: With Lots of Love from Georgia by Brigid Lowry (Part 2 of 10)

Georgia thought getting a job over the summer was a great idea but felt her Aunt's tone still managed to insinuate she was a lazy slob who should've got a job some time ago.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Chinese investment in New Zealand's dairy industry; share market floats, particularly of one SOE, perhaps two; and house prices and investment.

11:20 History of the moa

Quinn Berentson, author of Moa: The Life and Death of New Zealand's Legendary Bird.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

The NZ Law Commission's final report on media regulation; the prospect of a deal between APN and Fairfax; and the new Seven Sharp TV current affairs show.

Music played in this show


Time Played: 09:30
Title: Lazy Days
Artist: Josh Rouse
Comp: Rouse
Album: Josh Rouse And The Vacations
Label: Bedroom

Time Played: 10:10
Title: Ain't It A Shame
Artist: Pixie Williams
Comp: Kawaitiama
Label: Blue Smoke 258823

Time Played: 11:25
Title: The Only Place
Artist: Best Coast
Comp: Cosentino
Album: The Only Place
Label: Pop Frenzy 370313