09:05 Auckland's housing shortage forecast to be smaller than officials think

NZ Institute of Economic Research principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub.

09:20 Workplace health and safety - why are so many workers dying or getting sick on the job?

Bill Glass is Professor of Occupational Medicine at Massey University's Centre for Public Health Research. He's also the convenor of the Department of Labour National Abestos Medical Panel and the Disease Register and Exposure Register - now in their 21st year.

09:45 Australian correspondent Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton, Chief Political Correspondent for SBS, discusses Australia's diplomatic crisis with Indonesia which has arisen because of revelations that Australia bugged the mobile phone of the Indonesian President & First Lady & his inner circle, back in 2009.

10:05 Brett Wigdortz - Teach First

Brett Wigdortz, OBE, has led Teach First UK as its CEO since its launch in July 2002. Teach First recruits many of Britain's top graduates to teach in schools facing challenging circumstances. Wigdortz is in the country to be the keynote speaker at Teach First NZ's second intake, Class of 2014.

10:35 Book review with Graham Beattie

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
Published by Golden Books.

10:45 The Reading Why Smoking is Bad For You, written and read by Sandor Lau

Sandor Lau takes us into the world of young travellers at a non-smoking backpackers. It's an environment where a young buck with bravado wouldn't dream of showing his feelings.

11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Taylor Swift

She was only 16 when she released her debut album in 2006, but Taylor Swift seems to have a lot more going on for her than most of her teen contemporaries such as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. The Pennsylvania native has released 4 albums full of her own songs since 2006 and sold over 26 million records. Having just won the American Music Awards’ Artist Of The Year award, the 23-year-old pop star will perform three shows at Auckland’s Vector Arena this week.


1. Tim McGraw – Taylor Swift taken from 2006 album, “Taylor Swift” (Big Machine)
2. Fifteen – Taylor Swift taken from 2008 album, “Fearless” (Big Machine)
3. Mean – Taylor Swift taken from 2010 album, “Speak Now” (Big Machine)
4. We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift taken from 2012 album, “Red” (Big Machine)

11:30 Employment law commentator Andrew Scott Howman

Most of the cases we discuss in employment law involve claims by employees against their employers. It is, in fact, unusual to hear about a case involving a claim by a boss against a worker - but here is one.

11:45 Arts commentator Megan Dunn

A new Yvonne Todd moving image work called Denim Seagull; NZ artists growing colourful ideas and farming freedom; and art with a social conscience – begging vs. censorship.

Yvonne Todd at the Ivan Anthony Gallery  (until December 21st)
Freedom Farmers @ Auckland City Art Gallery (until February 23rd)
Judy Darragh at Two Rooms Gallery (until December 7th)

Music played in this show


Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: 'Roadrunner'
from the 2000 album The Beserkley Story


Tama Waipara: 'The Hunter'
from Kiwi Hit Disc 161


Nancy Ames: Eso Beso
from the 2012 compilation Summer Breeze