09:05 Sponsoring a poor child - in New Zealand

Lorraine Taylor is the CEO of Variety which plans to roll out its Kiwi Kid sponsorship scheme nationwide. The scheme allows people to sponsor a Kiwi child for $35 a month; and Russell Burt, the principal of Point England Primary School in Glen Innes, Auckland, where the scheme has been piloted.

09:25 Queensland floods

Donna Field is a journalist with the ABC in Brisbane.

09:35 How Children Succeed

Paul Tough is the bestselling US author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, published by Random House.

09:45 US commentator Luiza Savage

10:05 Dr Justin Hodgkiss - Solar technology

Justin is a senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington, and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow. He's working on commercially viable printable energy-generating solar cells – revolutionary nanotechnology which it's hoped will allow householders to harness enough energy from the sun's rays to power their homes. The technology would also have a big impact in developing countries.

10:35 Book Review with David Hill

David Hill's recommended summer read:
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw
Published by Vintage

10:45 The Reading: With Lots of Love from Georgia by Brigid Lowry

(Part 7 of 10)

Last time Georgia, Hunter and Eva all got jobs at New World. Hunter and Eva seem to be an item; however Eva is on the evening shift, while Hunter is on the day shift with Georgia.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

DCD and the dairy industry and the market impact of traces being found in Kiwi milk powder.

11:20 Kalimpong Kids

Jane McCabe is a Dunedin PhD candidate who has uncovered a little-known part of New Zeakand's history, when 130 mixed race children were brought here from India in the early 1900s by Dr John Graham, a Scottish Presbyterian missionary. Jane's grandmother was one of the young people who was brought to Dunedin as part of the scheme – she never talked to her family about it.

Gallery: Kalimpong Kids

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Sunday programme's interview with Sir Paul Holmes.