09:05 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard ousted as party leader by her predecessor Kevin Rudd

Karen Middleton, SBS political editor; and Nicholas Stuart, Author of three books on Australian politics including Kevin Rudd: an unauthorised political biography.

09:30 What economic impact could the implementation of Horizons Regional Council's One Plan have on rural communities?

The Horizons Regional Council – which covers the Manawatu and Whanganui districts – has this week signed off its One Plan, which places limits on the amount of nutrients that can run off farms into waterways.

Allan Benbow, Dannevirke businessman who's crunched numbers for Tararua region says the area would lose $60 million and 300 jobs under the One Plan in its present form.

09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris

10:05 Diplomatic Ladies - Joanna Woods

Joanna Woods is the author of Diplomatic Ladies, which tells the inside story of New Zealand's diplomatic wives and daughters over a hundred years of diplomacy. During her husband's diplomatic career, she has lived in Bahrain, France, Greece, Iran, Italy,the United States and Russia.

Diplomatic Ladies: New Zealand's Unsung Envoys by Joanna Woods
Published by Otago University Press
ISBN: 9781877578304

10:35 Book review by Ralph McAllister

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 Reading: Wulfsyarn by Phillip Mann

The epic tale of the fate of the The Nightingale, the largest and most sophisticated spaceship ever devised by human or alien intelligence.

11:05 New technology with Lance Wiggs

The Government's ICT strategy and action plan and Edward Snowden.

11:20 Children's poetry with Paula Green

Paula Green is a poet, reviewer, children's author, NZ Book Award judge and anthologist. Two recent books include 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry (co-written with Harry Ricketts and short-listed for the 2011 NZ Post Book Awards) and Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems (both Random House).

She has published two collections for children: Flamingo Bendalingo (AUP) and Macaroni Moon (Random House). She now runs NZ Poetry Box, a poetry blog for children.

11:45 Media commentator Nick Grant

Season 2 of Black Mirror, NZ Detectives and Rectify, a new 6 part US series.

Music played in this show

Stevie Wonder: 'Superstition'
from his 1972 album Talking Book

Tiny Ruins: 'North of Greytown'
from their 2013 EP Haunts

Cher: 'For What It's Worth'
(a version of Buffalo Springfield's 1967 anti-war anthem)
from her 1969 album 3614 Jackson Highway

The Deep Dark Woods: 'Big City Lights'
from their 2013 album Travel Light