09:05 What will English do differently ?

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The new Prime Minister, Bill English, talks to Kathryn Ryan about his strategy for where the country is going & his plan for fixing inequality. How will he make his mark ?

09:30  Flying the flag for Nine to Noon!

We couldn't agree on a new national flag earlier this year so we asked  a vexillologist to help us create one for Nine to Noon. Ted Kaye,  from the North American Vexillological Association's compiled the flag-design guidebook Good Flag, Bad Flag &  came to New Zealand earlier this year to see our flag process take place. He was also the technical advisor to the national flag committee of Fiji. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about the five cardinal rules of flag design.

Email ninetonoon@radionz.co.nz with the subject line 'flag' to vote for your favourite, or send us your designs if you think you can do better. We'll announce the winner on Friday.

09:45 Germany correspondent Carsten von Nahmen

A look back at this week's EU summit (which dealt with Syria and Ukraine and the EU's sanctions against Russia, but also looked ahead at the next year with Brexit talks expected to officially start in spring), worries in Germany over possible Russian cyber-attacks in the run-up to Germany's next general election in autumn 2017, after similar things happened in the US this year.

10:05 Sophie Pascoe: NZ's most successful paralympian

Sophie Pascoe, the country's most successful Paralympian, talks with Kathryn Ryan about her big year, culminating in the Rio games.

10:35 Book review - "Desire: 100 of Literature's sexiest stories" by Mariella Frostrup

Reviewed by Holly Walker, published by HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand.

10:45 The Reading

The Deer Culler, a short story by Nic Low, read by Matthew Chamberlain.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

Matthew and Stephen discuss Bill English's new look Cabinet.

11:30 How to cook a crayfish, a Kaikoura Christmas

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Jason Timms was working as a chef at the Adelphi Hotel in Kaikoura when the quake struck last month.
He spent the next week or so at the Takahanga Marae catering for thousands of displaced locals and tourists. He will run through how to cook for a crowd and how to prepare and cook a crayfish.

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Kennedy visits Aotea/Great Barrier Island to meet the locals -- feathered and otherwise.