09:05 Civil Defence says quake damage appears greater than first thought

Wairarapa Civil Defence controller Kevin Tunnell.

09:10 Greyhound race commentator goes global after broadcasting during quake

Mark Rosanowski is a greyhound race commentator for the racing channel Trackside. He was calling a greyhound race in Palmerston North yesterday afternoon when the Eketahuna quake struck.

09:20 The risks for the so-called NZ "rock star" economy this year

Council of Trade Unions economist Bill Rosenberg and ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley.

09:25 Flipped schools

Greg Green is the principal of Clintondale High School in Michigan, which has turned the traditional school model on its head. Now, teachers record their lessons online for students to watch outside of school, and class time is used to work through problems and do homework. It's one of a growing number of so-called "Flipped Schools". Greg Green explains how it works and describes the results.

09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage

10:05 Peter Wells - award-winning taxidermist

Marlborough-based Peter Wells is an award winning taxidermist who has a passion for preserving rare wildlife. He does a lot of work for the Department of Conservation, and some of the birds he mounts are the closest many of us will ever get to seeing the real thing.

10:35 Best Books of 2013 as selected by Harry Ricketts

Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen (Viking Penguin) - rock memoir
On Warne by Gideon Haigh (Penguin) - cricket
Who is Ozymandias?: And Other Puzzles in Poetry by John Fuller (Chatto & Windus) - poetry

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 2 of 12)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

What the next few years hold for the economy and business confidence being at a 20-year high.

11:30 In praise of better praise

Utrecht University psychology doctoral candidate Eddie Brummelman and his colleagues have run the first empirical studies of inflated praise, with some sobering results. They found inflated praise could backfire with those kids with poor self-image.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

The articles that caught his attention over the holidays and has shares some predictions about what we might see happening on the media landscape this year.