09:05 Auckland's Unitary Plan to be approved for notification amid predictions of further house price rises

Penny Hulse, Auckland's deputy mayor who has led the Unitary Plan process.

09:25 Lessons from Portugal's decriminalisation of all drugs

Nuno Capaz.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Lady Fiona Carnarvon - Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is the stately home which serves as the backdrop for the Downton Abbey television series. The Castle is set in a 1,000 acre estate in Hampshire and is the home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Fiona Carnarvon has just written a book about the 6th Countess of Carnarvon.

Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey by Lady Fiona Carnarvon
Published by Hachette NZ

10:35 Book Review with James Elliott

Gaddafi's Harem: The shocking true story of Gaddafi's secret sex slaves by Annick Cojean
Published by HarperCollins Australia

10:45 Reading: Civilisation, written and read by Steve Braunias

Steve meets a few members of Auckland's Islamic community. (Part 2 of 10)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The economic and business agenda of the new Australian government, Rakon's poor results, forecasts and torrid AGM and the America's Cup.

11:30 Poetry - Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt has been writing and performing his poetry throughout New Zealand for more than 40 years. Last year, he was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement; made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2010 and awarded a QSM in 1986. He's published and sold more poetry books than any other New Zealander.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Coverage of the Australian election, the changing face of TV news and is the media still serving the public?

Gavin Ellis is also one of the organisers of the NZ Herald 150th Reunion Cocktail Function to be held Friday 15 November, 6-8pm at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland. For details email: heraldreunion@gmail.com