09:05 What's the future for Wellington's port?

Two weeks on from the 7.8 quake, the Wellington region's port facility is slowly getting some of its services back on track. But with the container port still out of action.. what is it going to take to get the port fully back in business? The Port - which contributes $2 point 5 billion to GDP and supports 21,000 jobs in the central region. Kathryn Ryan talks to the chairman of Centreport, Lachie Johnstone

South Port Pavement

Photo: Supplied / CentrePort

09:20 What's going on in the Arctic?

For the first time ever observed in modern history the sea ice around the Arctic circle shrank during the polar winter. It’s a phenomenon which has alarmed climate scientists like Dr James Renwick from Victoria University  as temperatures within the Arctic circle reached 10-15 degrees above what’s normal for that time of year.

Graph of sea ice extent

Graph of sea ice extent Photo: James Renwick

A group of kids in Hi-Viz vests with bikes

09:30 Free bikes!

Teau Aiturau is the head of the Triple Teez - a South Auckland based charity that's given away more than 200 bikes in South Auckland. He was inspired to get it started after a friend gave him a free mountain bike at a time when he was trying to lose some weight. He says that gift was life changing and wanted to do the same for other people in his community.

09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta

10:05 Lyn McKinnon and Bill Beaven on Only Two for Everest

Ed Hillary's legendary conquering of Mt Everest in 1953 is forever remembered as a great triumph, but a new book explores the dream team of climbers that paved the way for that to happen. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Lyn McKinnon about her new book Only Two for Everest on the other just-as-capable mountaineers who were forever outshone by Sir Ed's achievement, along with Bill Beaven who was among the climbing pioneers in the 1940s.

10:35 Book review - "Susan Holmes: Fabric Artist" and "City House Country House"

"Susan Holmes: Fabric Artist" by Cerys Dallawy-Davidson, published by Bateman.

"City House Country House" by John Walsh & Patrick Reynolds, published by Penguin Random House (NZ).

Reviewed by Lynne Browning

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

Mike and Matthew discuss the latest polls, long term fiscal projections and MPs struggling to understand Uber

11:30 Celebrating the essence of Dunedin

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Photo: Jon Thom

Kathryn Ryan talks with Dunedin champions, foodie Judith Cullen and art gallery owner and photographer Michelle Chalkin Sinclair. They've just published a book called Dunedin Fonebook, which showcases "everything delicious and colourful" about the southern coastal city. They share recipes for Smoked Salmon Potato Stack topped Purslane Yoghurt and Fennel and Apple Slaw and  Strawberry Mousse and Hazelnut Meringue Loaf.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

Tommy and Kathryn discuss the future of housing.

The Future of Neighbourhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live, fastcoexist.com: https://www.fastcoexist.com/3065412/fast-cities/the-future-of-neighborhoods-five-projects-that-show-how-well-live

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate, NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/science/global-warming-coastal-real-estate.html?_r=0