09:05 Government doesn't have political support to overrule regulator on copper broadband services

CEO of Internet NZ Jordan Carter.

09:20 A multi-agency approach to child protection

Nigel Richardson is the director of Children's Services for Leeds City Council in the UK. He is responsible for leading a multi-agency approach to improving the lives of the city's 180,000 children and young people. His visit to comes amid the NZ Government's 10 year Children's Action Plan, which aims to fundamentally change the approach to children and the way the most vulnerable are protected. The Vulnerable Children Bill underpins the plan. It is currently before select committee and introduces a range of measures.

09:30 Synthetic cannabis

Stephen Bright, a leading researcher into the effects of synthetic cannabis, talks about the health impacts Australia is seeing. He is a registered psychologist and PhD student at Curtin University, where he teaches addiction studies. He is speaking on the subject of synthetic cannabis this afternoon, at the New Zealand Drug Foundation's symposium.

09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini

Reports on the Chinese "air defence identification zone" that overlaps with Japan's and covers disputed islands in the East China Sea. This prompted the US to fly B52 bombers through the area on Tuesday without informing the Chinese.

10:05 Author Paddy Woodworth

The state-of-the-art restoration ecology projects around the world trying to stem habitat loss and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century by Paddy Woodworth
University of Chicago Press

10:35 Children's book review with John McIntyre

Maia and What Matters by Tine Mortier
Illustrated by Kaatje Vermiere  
Published by Book Island
ISBN  978-0-9876696-6-7

The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussycat by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Charlotte Voake   
Published by  Puffin Books  
ISBN  978-0-141-33288-8

10:45 The Reading: A Boat in a Glass Case by Brian Phillips

It is painful for Jim to lay out, in a garage sale, the collected memorabilia  of his son's childhood.

11:05 New music with Sam Wicks

Anika Moa, Songs for Bubbas; The Drab Doo-Riffs, Home Surgery; The Shocking and Stunning, We Will Fight You

11:30 Sports commentator Duncan Greive

The All Blacks first unbeaten season in the professional era, a feat which may never be equalled.

11:45 The week that was with Radar and Pinky Agnew

Music played in this show

SONG: I Want You
ARTIST: Christine Perfect
COMP: Tony Joe White
ALBUM: Christine Perfect
LABEL: Blue Horizon

11:05 New music with Sam Wicks

Artist: Anika Moa
Song: Animals in my Room
Song: Little Bird
Composer: A.Moa
Album: Songs for Bubbas
Label: Diamond & Kowhai Ltd

Artist: The Drab Doo-Riffs
Song: Plan 9
Song: Lunatic Fringe
Composer: The Drab Doo-Riffs
Album: Home Surgery
Label: Liberation

Artist: The Shocking and Stunning
Song: Breakdance, Motherf**ker
Song: The Worms Drink Blood
Composer: S.Lovrich-FitzPatrick/J.Hooker
Album: We Will Fight You
Label: Private