09:05 New initiative to keep people with acute mental distress out of police cells

In Auckland a new memorandum of understanding between the police and health authorities means mental health patients having acute episodes are being taken to hospital rather than being held in police cells until they can be medically assessed.

It is estimated that police deal with an average of 100 mental-health related calls each day. Senior Sergeant Ross Endicott-Davies is managing the project.

09:20 Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton on inequality, and consumption great and small

Professor Angus Deaton is this year's Nobel Prize winner prize in economic sciences for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.   He was awarded the honour because his work has helped to provide answers for three big questions in economics: How do consumers distribute their spending among different goods? How much of society's income is spent and how much is saved? How do we best measure and analyze welfare and poverty?

In his most recent book, 'The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality, he argued that while most people in the world have gained in terms of health and well-being from GDP growth over the last few decades, there are many groups that have missed out, particularly if you look beyond the measures that are most commonly examined.

The Scottish born economist earned his PhD in economics at Cambridge University before moving to America; he is now at Princeton University.

09:30 Science solutions to agricultural emissions

With the completion of the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris the government is suggesting a scientific solution to agricultural emissions will be a major part of New Zealand's contribution to keeping global warming at bay.

Overall agriculture is estimated to be responsible for up to a third of global emissions and roughly half of New Zealand's emissions. New Zealand is part of a Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre based in Palmerston North. Dr Andy Reisinger is the centre's deputy director.

09:45 UK correspondent, Kate Adie

Kate Adie reports on the British astronaut, Tim Peake who's blasted off from Kazakhstan to join the International Space Station.

Tupua Urlich

Tupua Urlich Photo: supplied

10:05 Former state ward, Tupua Urlich on changes needed for children in care

Throughout his childhood in state care, young Aucklander Tupua Urlich felt he had no voice. From the age of five to fifteen he was bumped around a fractured social welfare system, living in more than 10 foster homes. He has just turned 20 and works in Auckland as a youth advocate with the child support group, the Dingwall Trust. A review of Child, Youth and Family led by Government troubleshooter, Paula Rebstock is underway, proposing to involve children in all decisions that affect them and having an independent advocacy service supporting them. Tupua Urlich is involved in the review and he has strong opinions on how where the system is failing young people

10:30 Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

Reviewed by Quentin Johnson, published by Penguin Random House (NZ)

10:45 The Reading: Chappy by Patricia Grace told by Jim Moriarty and Simon Leary (Part 12 of 12, RNZ)

11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt

Sarah gives her  Top 10 in tech for 2015.

11:25 Joseph Driessen:  Parenting based on your child's temperament.

Children’s temperamental traits are present from birth, and have a significant impact on parenting strategies
Joseph Driessen says the main types are as follows:
A    Easy going ( Any parent can parent these !) ( about 40 %)
B    Average to good ( Most parent can manage these) ( About 35 %)
C    Moderately difficult ( these children need good parenting skills) ( About 15 %)
D    Extremely difficult ( These children can challenge and defeat even very experienced and skilled parents) (About 10 %)

11:45 Viewing: Lara Strongman

Lara discusses the last ever episode of 3D. Also, Blunt Talk on SoHo, about sitcom about a TV cable news show starring Patrick Stewart and Wayward Pines on Prime - a US sci-fi mystery starring Matt Dillon.