09:05 Auckland mayor Len Brown

Len Brown tries to make a fresh start after his "annus horribilis".

09:20 Solar power installations sky-rocket in NZ

Andrew Booth is the chief executive of SolarCity, NZ's leading solar power company and the last remaining manufacturer of solar hot water systems in NZ. All of the company's installations carry the CarboNZero quality mark; Guy Waipara, Meridian's External Relations General Manager; and Gareth Williams, Vector Manager of Strategic Solutions.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Ursula Martinez - writer and performer

Ursula Martinez is a London-based writer and performer who's bringing her controvertial cabaret show My Stories, Your Emails to the New Zealand Festival next month. Identity, relationships, obsession, the internet, fame and sex are some of the subjects Martinez covers in her work.

10:35 Best Books of 2013 Book Review as selected by Carole Beu

Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
May We Be Forgiven - A M Homes
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Last Days of the National Costume - Anne Kennedy
The Hired Man - Aminatta Forna
The Embassy of Cambodia - Zadie Smith

10:45 The Reading: The Night Book by Charlotte Grimshaw

A satirical take on contemporary New Zealand society and politics. About love and relationships, power and the past, it’s loaded too with spin; political, social, and literary. Read by Michael Hurst. (Part 1 of 12)

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

Kim Dotcom's cancelled political party launch and the delights awaiting us in election year.

11:30 Food with Cathy Duffield - salads and dressings

Cathy Duffield is passionate about fresh produce and vegetarian fare. She lives in Waipu in Northland and writes a magazine cooking column for Vegetarian Living NZ.


11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

What will 2014 bring? Smart TVs, Wearables and driverless cars

How to Make Smart Televisions a Little Less Dumb – The New York Times
Wearables: the third wave of computing - Wired
Why wearable tech is unwearable - Wired
Neptune Pine
Honda introduces micro-sized dual-seater EV, MC-Beta