09:05 Reforms to NZ's main legislation covering how the environment should be managed

Environmental Defence Society chairman Gary Taylor; director of Equinox Capital and former property lawyer Kerry Knight; and Environment Minister Amy Adams.

Discussion document: Improving our resource management system

09:30 Advice for farmers on coping with stress and depression during the drought

David Hunt, Federated Farmers Hawkes Bay Dairy chairperson.

09:45 Africa correspondent Nkapile Mabuse

Police brutality in South Africa and the Kenyan elections.

10:05 Newspaper publisher Sir Julian Smith 9:40 Historian Keith Scott discusses his research into the industrial schools of the 19th and early 20th century

Sir Julian Smith is the chairman and managing director of Otago Daily Times publisher Allied Press. He received the NZ Order of Merit, for services to business in this year's New Years Honours.

10:30 Book Review with Quentin Johnson

Fever by Mary Beth Keane
Published by Simon & Schuster

10:45 The Reading: The Kindness of Your Nature by Linda Olsson

Read by Denise O'Connell

An expatriate Swedish woman reflects on a past that brought her to live in New Zealand's Far North – half a world away from the land of her childhood. (Part 1 of 10 )

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

RMA, drought, solid energy, and Mighty River Power.

11:30 Guest chef Brenton Low and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Award-winning chef Brenton Low, co-owner of the art deco restaurant à Deco in Whangarei. He was Cuisine Magazine 2012 Chef of the Year award winner and lifetime 'Platinum' Beef and Lamb Ambassador.

Rare Beef Salad with Soy-caramel Dressing & Crisp Shallots

Salmon cured with Tangelo and Lemoncello, Chive Yogurt & Sourdough Crumble

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Godwits are on the wing, in praise of tramping huts (Remote Huts Westland) and how bees get their "buzz".

Flock of bar-tailed godwits flying north over Avondale. Photograph by Kennedy Warne.