09:05 Government plans to sell off many state houses

The Finance Minister, Bill English; and Bill Hiku, Chair of the Cannons Creek Tenants Association.

09:30 Post retirement working

A recent study by researchers at Brunel University West London shows employing people over the age of 60 is a positive move for employers; they are less accident prone, can cope with work pressures and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. It's also good news for the half a million people in the UK who choose to work on later in life, reporting health and social benefits of staying active at work. 

09:45 US correspondent Daniel Ryntjes

Daniel Ryntjes from Feature Story discusses the latest developments in the Ebola and Islamic State situations.

10:05 James Manyika on global economic and technology trends

James Manyika is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm, and one of its three global co-leaders. Based in Silicon Valley, for the past 18 years he has worked with many of the world's leading software, systems, Internet, media, and communications companies. Dr. Manyika has led research on topics related to the global economy including technology and its impact on business and the economy, growth and productivity, and innovation and competitiveness. He was appointed by US President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Global Development Council and has been appointed to a number of other US national and international bodies. Before McKinsey, Dr. Manyika was on the engineering faculty at Oxford University, a fellow at MIT, and a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He's visiting New Zealand in October to speak at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka and Queenstown, about the impact of technology on our lives. Dr. Manyika was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe and now lives in San Francisco.

10:30 Book Review: 'Us' by David Nicholls

Reviewed by David Hill. Published by Hodder RRP$37.99

10:45 The Reading: 'My Brother's War' by David Hill

One brother has enlisted, the other is a conscientious objector. Both end up on the bloody battlefields of France (7 of 10, RNZ). Told by Simon Leary and Andrew Patterson.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

11:20 Children's book author and illustrator, Gavin Bishop - autobiography of a Teddy-Bear

Children’s book author and illustrator Gavin Bishop spent his childhood in the remote railway settlement of Kingston on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. He graduated from the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts with an honours degree in painting. Gavin Bishop taught art at Linwood High School and at Christ's College in Christchurch. He has won many awards for his books, and in 2013 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Gavin Bishop’s latest book is Teddy One-Eye. It is the autobiography of a Teddy-Bear through the eyes of a New Zealand child, which is in fact a memoir of Gavin Bishop’s life.

11:45 Media commentator

Gavin Ellis discusses the police raid on Nicky Hager's home.