09:05 Safety of Wellington commuter trains

Re-elected Wellington Regional Councillor Fran Wilde, who chaired the last regional council.

09:25 How to use Gen-Y volunteers after disasters

Waikato University student Sarah Lockwood hopes her research into how young people helped clean up Bay of Plenty beaches after the Rena oil spill, will help local authorities to better use Gen-Y volunteers after future disasters.

09:35 The Sunday Assembly

The Sunday Assembly is a 'godless church' claiming a 3,000% growth rate. Kate Murray organises the Melbourne branch - the first one to be set up outside the UK. Branches in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane are also set to open, bringing the total to over 30 cities worldwide.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Michael Field

10:05 Author Tim Winton

Acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for The Riders and Dirt Music. His book of short stories The Turning has been made into a film which is about to be released in New Zealand cinemas. He talks about writing, his love of western Australia, and his latest novel Eyrie – the story of Tom Keely, who is divorced, unemployed and living in a seedy flat at the top of a Fremantle high-rise block.

Still from movie The Turning

10:35 Book review with Kiran Dass

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Published by Little, Brown

10:45 The Reading: Saint Heliers, by Sarah Penwarden

Told by Kate Harcourt             

Returning to the place where a life changing decision was made, Maura reflects on her choice and the chances it's brought.                 

11:05 New music with Sam Wicks

Artist: David Dallas
Song: Runnin'/Southside
Composer: D.Dallas/A.Iusitini/J.Iusitini
Album: Falling Into Place
Label: Frequency Media Group

Artist: Drake
Song: Started From the Bottom/Hold On, We're Going Home
Composer: A. Graham/N.Shebib
Album: Nothing Was the Same
Label: Universal Republic

Artist: Estere
Song: Culture Clash/Cruel Charlie
Composer: E.Dalton
Label: Private

11:30 Sports commentator

11:45 The Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink

Music played in this show


Noah and the Whale: 'Waiting For My Chance To Come'
from their 2011 album Last Night On Earth


The Pixies: 'Here Comes Your Man'
from their 1989 album Doolittle