09:05 Are school donations becoming a waste of time for lower decile schools, with so few parents able to pay them?

Trevor Diamond, principal of Henderson South School which is planning to scrap the school donation; and Phil Harding, head of the Principals' Federation.

09:30 Is enough being done to ensure resource consent holders are complying with promises to offset environmental damage?

Marie Brown, PhD candidate at the University of Waikato. She's researching the negotiation and implementation of ecological compensation, including biodiversity offsets, under the Resource Management Act.

09:45 South America correspondent Joel Richards

10:05 Nisha Pahuja

Indian-born filmmaker Nisha Pahuja on her documentary that looks at the contradictions in modern India for women, as told through the eyes of candidates in the running for Miss India, and through rare access to a Hindu fundamentalist training camp for women. 

The World Before Her is playing this week as part of the NZ Film Festival Autumn Events

10:30 Book Review with Don Rood

Men of Valour: New Zealand and the Battle of Crete by Ron Palenski
Published by Hodder Moa

10:45 Reading: Polly's Day, a short story by Jane Seaford

After the armistice of 1918, they looked back and called it 'The Great War' . . .'The War to End All Wars'. But what good does human sacrifice really do? That's a question that Polly faces 20 years later as the Second World War calls for more sacrifice.

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

The latest TV political polls and the Labour/Green electricity policy.

11:30 Guest chef Hester Guy and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Rack of Lamb served on a salad of green peas, broad beans, feta, chilli and mint with Tzatziki dressing
Feijoa Shortcake

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

The future at Smart Watches.

There’s something about smartwatches, NY Times
Dick Tracy, Your Watch Is Ready, Almost, NY Times (review of five smartwatches)

Music played in this show


Song: Dead Sea
Artist The Lumineers
Comp: Schultz/Fraites
Album: The Lumineers
Label Dualtone
Time Played: 09:10am

Song: The Captain
Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Comp: Buda / Scott
Album: Fandango
Label Universal
Time Played: 09:45am

Song: Two
Artist: Ryan Adams
Comp: Adams / Pemberton
Album: Easy Tiger
Label: Lost Highway
Time Played: 10:35am

Song: A Ghosts Broken Heart
Artist: French For Rabbits
Comp: Singer
Album: Claimed By The Sea
Label: Home Alone
Time Played: 11:32am