09:05 Farmers bank plea: be fair about passing on costs

Farmers are urging banks to absorb the additional costs of tough new Reserve Bank capital requirements rather than target the rural sector. Federated farmers' Andrew Hoggard and Independent economist Cameron Bagrie join Kathryn Ryan to discuss whether small businesses and farmers could find it harder to get loans.

09:20 China cybercurrency threat to global financial order?

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China is poised to mint its own cryptocurrency, so what are the implications ? The move is spooking some US economists who say a wide uptake of the new currency could undermine things like economic sanctions, the tool of choice to respond to major geo-political challenges. Meanwhile there are privacy concerns about it in China because of its ability to track citizens spending. Tax specialist Campbell Pentney, is a cryptocurrency expert and a senior associate with law firm Bell Gully.

09:45 Middle East correspondent, Sebastian Usher

Sebastian talks to Kathryn about the deadly anti-government protests in Iraq, unrest in Lebanon and he discusses what is behind the wave of Middle East protests.

Iraqi mourners carry a coffin, draped in a national flag, of a tuktuk driver who ferried injured protesters and who was later killed in Baghdad.

Iraqi mourners carry a coffin, draped in a national flag, of a tuktuk driver who ferried injured protesters and who was later killed in Baghdad. Photo: AFP

Sebastian Usher is a BBC Middle East analyst, editor and reporter.

10:05  No sh*t, compostable nappies

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Photo: Semisi Hutchison

Disposable nappies account for up to 45 percent of our household waste.  But a couple with three children under five have set up an enterprise so families and caregivers can be in control of the amount of baby waste they generate. Tahlia and Semisi Hutchison started making New Zealand's first fully sustainable nappy, establishing their business Little & Brave Eco Nappies in August last year, going as far as opening their own commercial composting plant in Central Auckland. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Semisi Hutchison.

10:35 Book review - Paris, 7 a.m. by Liza Wieland

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Anne Else reviews Paris, 7 a.m. by Liza Wieland, which is published by Simon & Schuster.

10:45 The Reading

Chute Thru by Janice Marriott read by Michael Whalley - part 6 of 10.

11:05 Franz Josef Civil Defence response: Conan Young

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Photo: RNZ / Conan Young

A Civil Defence briefing has taken place at Franz Josef as the West Coast grapples with the effects of torrential rain and flooding over the weekend. Meanwhile the Timaru district remains in a state of emergency. The second biggest flood there in 40 years has blocked the two bridges over the Rangitata River, and an alternative route to SH1 via Arundel is expected to be open by noon. Over on the West Coast SH 6 through the Haast Pass is expected to reopen about noon. Following a massive slip blocking SH 6 further north almost 1,000 tourists are trapped at Franz Josef, from where Conan Young updates Kathryn Ryan.

11.15 Political commentators Mills & Morten

A mix of the political stories making recent headlines, including the marijuana referendum, a ban on overseas donations and Kris Faafoi's apologises over an immigration case.

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Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments and Brigitte Morton is a senior consultant with public and commercial law firm Franks & Ogilvie and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government.

11:30 Quick Christmas recipes: Sarah Tuck

Queen of sneaky quick deserts Sarah Tuck is the editor of Dish magazine. Her popular New Zealand based food and recipe blog Stuck in the Kitchen, and her latest book Coming Unstuck offer recipes if you need to get back on track: Sarah's all about making life easy for people with dishes that taste and look amazing. Sarah joins Kathryn Ryan with a recipe for Christmas Mince Brownie Bites, a Christmas pudding icecream plus some Sashimi with Tamari and Wasabi Dipping Sauce and Citrus Ceviche with Avocado as refreshing alternatives to the big ticket turkey-type items.

11:45 Indigenous values in the built environment

Dr Fleur Palmer from the Auckland University of Technology's faculty of design and creative technologies talks to Kathryn about promoting indigenous values in the built environment, and what that looks like.


Music played in this show

Artist: St Vincent
Track: Regret
Time played:  10.40