09:05 News and current affairs

09:30 Calls for major reform of the Education sector

Bali Haque, former school principal and deputy chief executive of NZQA is calling for radical reform of the education sector; how teachers are evaluated and paid and how schools and the bureacracy are structured, but says Governments need to address socio-economic factors behind failure rates.

09:45 Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Big Year Interview: Joan Withers

10:35 Book review: Revival by Stephen King

Reviewed by Lisa Finucane. Published by Hodder, RRP $32.99

10:45 The Reading: 'Touchstones' by James McNeish

A memoir that is at once a self-portrait, a hymn to a vanishing New Zealand and a record of his meetings with people who influence his life and help make him the writer he becomes. All are larger than life. Some of them, like the author's mysterious Maori aunt, are good enough to bottle (6 of 15, RNZ)

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

11:30 Macadamia Nuts from Katikati

Wyn Daniell from Harbourside Macadamias' orchard in Katikati on the variety of uses of macadamia nuts .

Harbourside Macadamias is a family-owned orchard and business, located for over 33 years on the edge of the Tauranga Harbour, near Katikati. producing five varieties of macadamia nuts from 1,000 trees. All the nut varieties are GM free. The family firm produces a wide range of macadamia products, both sweet and spicy, and a liqueur. The 'GlobalGap' Certified orchard also produces kiwifruit, avocadoes and citrus for both international and local markets.

Macadamia Milk
Macadamia and Karengo Crusted Lamb rack  
Macadamia and Strawberry Tartlets
Macadamia Nut Shortbread

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Everybody gets a bargain.

Online Deals for Holiday Shopping: Buyer Beware, NY Times
Camel Camel Camel
The Wirecutter
The Sweethome
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
The 10 Best Shopping Apps to Compare Prices, PC Mag


Music played in this show

Artist: Jose Feliciano
Song: Light My Fire
Composer: Morrison / Manzarek / Kreiger / Densmore
Label: BMG
Time: 09:32

Artist: Calexico
Song: Alone Again
Composer: MacLean
Album: Feast of Wire
Label: Virgin
Time: 11:27

Artist: Billy Preston
Song: Nothing from Nothing
Composer: Fisher / Preston
Album: The Kids and Me (1974)
Label: Silvascreen
Time: 11:46