09:05 Education Minister on how the new roles in schools will work

Education Minister Hekia Parata discusses the Government's education reforms. How will the top teachers and principals be selected and will they be the catalyst for lifting student achievement?

09:25 The disconnect between educational research and policy

US educational psychologist David Berliner is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University. He has authored more than 200 articles, books and chapters in the fields of educational psychology, teacher education and educational policy. He is speaking at a primary teaching conference in Wellington hosted by the NZEI union.

09:45 Asia correspondent Jamil Anderlini

10:05 Richard Aston - Big Buddy CEO

Richard Aston is the CEO of Big Buddy, a volunteer mentoring agency. Since 1997, Big Buddy has been matching boys who don't have a father figure with volunteer male mentors.

10:35 Book Review - Best Children’s Books of 2013 as selected by John McIntyre

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne Doubleday, ISBN  978-0-85-53294-7
William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Verily A New Hope by Ian Doescher, Quirk Books, ISBN 978-159474-6376

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 5 of 12)

11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor

11:30 Sports commentator

Brendan Telfer discusses the potentially divisive international cricket proposal and the New Zealand cricket team plus the Australian Open.

11:45 The week that was with Radar and Michele A'Court