09:05 Auckland Mayor Len Brown meeting councillors over auditor's report

Senior councillor George Wood and first time councillor Linda Cooper who are among those attending this morning's meeting with Len Brown. Some Auckland councillors are angry about the findings of an auditor's report sparked by the Mayor's two year extra-marital affair.

09:25 Cleveland Abductions

Allan Hall has written a book Captive about the abduction of three Cleveland Ohio women held captive in the home of Ariel Castro, who later committed suicide in jail. It is an insight into the ten years Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina de Jesus remained undetected in Castro's home. Allan Hall is the author of two previous books, Monster, an investigation into the life and crimes of Josef Fritzl and Girl in the Cellar : The Natascha Kampusch Story. 

Book: Captive: The Story of the Cleveland Abductions: One House, Three Women and Ten Years in Hell, published by Viking, Penguin Group

09:45 Europe correspondent Carsten von Nahmen

10:05 Big Year interview: Jimmy Spithill

Jimmy Spithill, the Australian who skippered Oracle Team USA to a miraculous victory over Team NZ in the 34th America's Cup this year. He helped engineer what has been hailed as one of the greatest comeback wins in sporting history - Oracle's remarkable 9-8 win in the 17-race series after being 8-1 behind.

10:35 Book review with Graham Beattie

Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
Published by Harvill Secker

10:45 The Reading Coming and Going, a short story by Tim Wilson

Sarah finds coming home for Christmas from her high finance corporate world in New York dislocating, difficult and mean spirited. Told by Kate Prior.

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Food - Tips for Christmas fare

Jacob Stanley is the head chef at the Black Estate winery in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. He will be providing tips on how to brine a turkey.
Roast Muscovado Brined Turkey
Prune and Bacon Stuffing
Dressed Ham
Multi-purpose Meat Marinade

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

'Lifeloggers' – people who see it as their mission to record every moment of their lives.