09:05 Preparations for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Mac Maharaj is South African President - Jacob Zuma's spokesman. Mr Maharaj is mourning the passing of his long-time friend and confidante,  Nelson Mandela. He was in jail on Robben Island with  Nelson Mandela and smuggled out part of the manuscript which formed Mr Mandela's memoir - Long Walk to Freedom.

09:15 Preparations for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Deborah Patta, correspondent in South Africa.

09:30 The inaugural Child Poverty Monitor

Dr Liz Craig is a Senior Clinical Epidemiologist at the University of Otago.

09:40 All Blacks coach on the team's perfect record this year

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on achieving the first 100 per cent record by any team in the professional era.

10:05 Big Year interview: Theo Spierings

Theo Spierings, the CEO of Fonterra, New Zealand's largest company. The world's largest dairy exporter was caught up in a botulism false alarm this year that made headlines around the world and damaged its reputation, particularly in China.

10:35 Book review with Rae McGregor

Dust by Patricia Cornwell
Published by Little, Brown

10:45 The Reading: Wulfsyarn - A Mosaic by Phillip Mann

Wilberfoss begins to reveal the nature of the conflict between himself and the Nightingale and tells of the arrival of the giant alien creature, Chi Da. (Part 6 of 10)

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Food - Michael Cooper discuses Fudge

Michael Cooper from Fudge Fresh and Natural has been making fudge and chocolates for over 30 years ago. He uses old family recipes. Each week he sells his sweet treats at the Christchurch Farmers Market - and some retail outlets also stock his products.

Chocolate Based Fudge
Chocolate and Muesli Florentines
Truffles for Christmas

kokako11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Lost and found.

Right: North Island kokako (blue wattles) and South Island kokako (orange wattles).

Keulemans, John Gerrard, 1842-1912. Keulemans, John Gerrard 1842-1912 :Blue-wattled crow, Glaucopis wilsoni. Orange-wattled crow, Glaucopis cinerea. (Two-thirds natural size). / J. G. Keulemans delt. & lith. [Plate I. 1888].. Buller, Walter Lawry (Sir) 1838-1906 :A history of the birds of New Zealand. 2d ed. London, John van Voorst, 1888.. Ref: PUBL-0012-01. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22889745

Music played in this show


Otis Taylor: 'Deep Blue Sea'
from the 2008 album Recapturing the Banjo


Jessie Ware: 'Wildest Moments'
from  2012 album Devotion