09:05 How will controversial education reforms raise student achievement?

The $360 million policy, dubbed Investing in Educational Success, will see the creation of communities of schools, with new roles of executive principal, and expert and lead teachers, who will be paid more. But it has caused rifts between primary and secondary teachers and principals.

With Graham Stoop Deputy Secretary for Education

09:30 Third-birthday report card for the Environmental Protection Authority

The chair of the Environmental Protection Agency, Kerry Prendergast, on how it plans to manage offshore exploration and emissions trading over the next five years. As the EPA marks the third anniversary of its creation, it's setting its sights on four new areas of focus.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Australian carpenter turned obstetrician, Barry Kirby

Australian Barry Kirby was a working as a carpenter in Papua New Guinea in 1990 when he came across a gravely ill pregnant woman collapsed the side of a remote rural road. The experience prompted Barry to radically change his life.
He trained as a doctor, then specialised as an obstetrician, and has worked for years in Papua New Guinnea, trying to reduce the maternal mortality rate. His charity is Send Hope Not Flowers.

10:35 Book review: The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

Reviewed by Phil Vine, published by Transworld Ireland

10:45 The Reading: How to Hear Classical Music, written and told by Davinia Caddy

Musicologist, historian and writer Davinia Caddy offers a guide to assist a listener to understand, interpret and appreciate classical music and an overview of the history and social mores of the genre. (Part 1 of 10)

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

Conservative leader Colin Craig standing for East Cost Bays; Labour's Donghua Liu troubles; the delay in releasing their party list; and what bad polling does to a political party this close to an election.

11:30 Recipes using honey cordial from Jo Donnelly

Jo Donnelly is the co-owner, with her husband Ian Stewart, of artisan honey cordial company Bees Blessing based out of Kau Whero farm in the Mangaroa Valley. She brings recipes for Spiced Syrup Marinade, Mulled Apple Crumble, and lemon, thyme and honey hot toddy.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Ride-sharing, amenitised buses and private public transport.