09:05 Provincial towns say they'll be ruined if quake-strengthening proposals go ahead

Provincial towns and rural communities around the country say they will be financially ruined under proposals to strengthen buildings following the Christchurch earthquakes.

Dale Williams, mayor of Otorohanga; Dave Cull, mayor of Dunedin; and Lawrence Yule, Hastings mayor and president of Local Government NZ.

09:30 Do personality tests given to employees have any real value?

Robert Spillane is a Professor of Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Best-selling Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin talks to Lynn Freeman about his new novel, Standing in Another Man's Grave, which brings back the man who has been described as "one of the most beguiling characters in the history of crime fiction" – Detective Inspector John Rebus. Rankin's books featuring Rebus were also made into a successful television series.

10:35 Book Review with Crystal Beavis

1356 by Bernard Cornwell
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 Reading: Among the Cinders, by Maurice Shadbolt

The story of a 16-year-old who accompanies his larger-than-life grandfather on a nostalgic trip through New Zealand (Part 2 of 10)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

SkyCity and Solid Energy.

11:30 Money Matters

Amanda Morrall is the former personal finance editor for the website interest.co.nz and she firmly believes that you can't get your finances sorted until you know just what you want from your life. In her new book, Money Matters she gives advice on prioritising your financial goals, and delves into the issues that can mess with your money, including dealing with what she calls "financial vampires".

Money Matters: Get your Life and $$$ Sorted (Penguin, 2013)

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Coverage of the Oscar Pistorius case.

Music played in this show


Time played: 10:35am
Title: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Artist: The Animals
Comp: Benjamin/Marcus/Caldwell
Album: The Animals - The Singles

Time played: 09:30am
Title: Another Man's Rain
Artist: Jackie Leven:

Time Played: 11:28am
Title: Come Together
Artist: The Beatles
Comp: Lennon/Mccartney
Album: Abbey Road (1969)