09:05 Was capital's CBD declared safe too quickly after 7.8?

The central city was reopened for business on Tuesday - just one day after what we now know was one of the three biggest earthquakes to hit New Zealand in over a century. The Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed surprise and displeasure at how quickly the decision was made. Kathryn Ryan talks with Wellington's mayor Justin Lester.

From left to right, a stoat, rat, and possum.

09:20 1080 opponents reach agreement with DoC

The Department of Conservation and has told the anti-1080 group 100% Pure Taranaki that if they can keep the number of pests in check using traps then it won't go ahead with a poison drop in 2020. Kathryn Ryan talks to the chair of the group Chris Wilkins, who's hoping similar arrangements can be made in other parts of the country.

09:30 Small dogs and lots of heart: Gisborne's terrier races

Kathryn Ryan meets Derry Stovell, one of the co-founders of Gisborne's Terrier Races, where Jack Russells, Foxies and Aussie Terriers compete on the race track, in a fundraiser for local women diagnosed with breast cancer.

09:45 Asia correspondent Charlotte Glennie

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets US President elect Donald  Trump in NYC  -  why?

10:05 Cartoonist and Graphic Novel Author Dylan Horrocks

Kathryn Ryan speaks to graphic novel author and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks who has just been named an Arts Foundation laureate.


10:35 Unity Books Review - "Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany" by Norman Ohler

Reviewed by Kiran Dass, published by Allen Lane.

10:45 The Reading

Doing Time a short story by Liz Breslin read by Loren Taylor.

11:05  New Music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor revisits a pre-ponderous stadium rock incarnation of Pink Floyd, investigates new releases from Bic Runga and Miles Calder & The Rumours, and the most recent release from recent tourist Robert Forster.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendon Telfer

Brendon Telfer on Cricket-Australia's dizzy fall down the test cricket ratings this year, the excitement building around the All Blacks vs Ireland match, and Australia's netball coach hits out at sexist TV executives

11:45 The Week that was with Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood

Light relief after an intense week: United Airlines "Misery" Class, Post- truth ( it's a thing) and Trevor Mallard's bollard problem.