09:05 Expert panel calls for ban on alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport

The Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has released its long awaited report, which makes 14 recommendations including a complete ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport and advertising or sponsorship around all broadcast sporting events.

The authors say the link between alcohol and sport are leading young people to drink earlier, and drink heavily.

Graham Lowe is the chair of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising & Sponsorship. He is a former Rugby League coach and administrator; and Dr Farah Palmer is a member of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship. She is the former captain of the Black Ferns rugby team, a director on the NZRU Maori Rugby Board and a senior lecturer at Massey University's School of Management.

09:20 UN agency still housing and feeding thousands in Gaza

One of the major international events of 2014 was the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed, the majority of them civilians, and more than 100,000 homes destroyed. Months later, little progress has been made in rebuilding efforts, and the United Nations agency feeding and sheltering refugees says the situation is still dire. UNRWA's Gaza Field Office's Deputy Director of Operations, Scott Anderson, looks back at the 2014 conflict and ahead to what is needed for the enclave in 2015.

09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie

The big UK stories of the year.

10:05 Big Year interview: Sean Simpson, founder of Lanzatech

The founder of Lanzatech, Sean Simpson on the company's huge gains in creating a low carbon aviation fuel using waste from the steel industry. This year the company has It has moved its headquarters from Auckland to Chicago and has signed a major deal with Virgin Atlantic and banking giant HSBC, to test its low carbon aviation fuel, made using waste from the steel industry. It is set to do the first demonstration flight next year which will be a major step towards commercialising its low carbon fuel.

10:35 Book review: Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefield and Memorials by Ian McGibbon

Reviewed by Harry Broad, Published by Penguin, RRP$25.00

10:45 The Reading: 'When Christmas Comes Early' by Sue Emms

Louise doesn’t dare hope her dying brother will survive till Christmas. When she meets a woman with horrific injuries she finds a reason to celebrate life. (RNZ)

11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt

The most disruptive technology of 2014.

11:25 Parenting over the holidays - Why free play is vital 

The importance of free play for children and why letting them roam free over the holidays is good for their development. Scott Duncan of AUT's Human Potential research Centre. He is an associate director at the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research.

11:45 TV reviewer Lara Strongman

Lara's recommendations of the best TV series to watch on DVD over the holidays.

Music played in this show

Artist: Ryan Adams
Song: Two
Composer: Adams / Pemberton
Album: Easy Tiger
Label: Lost Highway
Time: 09:30am

Artist: George Ezra  
Song: Barcelona
Composer: Barnett/Pott
Album: Wanted on Voyage
Label: Columbia
Time: 09:45am

Artist: Holly Smith
Song: O Holy Night
Composer: Traditional
Label: Sony
Time: 10:44am

Artist: Robert Bradley
Song: Please Come Home for Christmas
Composer: Traditional
Label: Vanguard
Time: 11:22am

Artist: The Cure
Song: Boys Don’t Cry
Composer: Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, Lol Tolhurst
Album: Boys Don’t Cry
Label: Fiction
Time: 11:45am