9:05 Feature interview

Noelle talks to local newsmakers and international guests each morning.

9:30 Gallery visit

Southland Museum & Art Gallery with Irene Schroeder.

Maori Before A Waterfall in Dusky Bay by William Hodges
Maori Before A Waterfall in Dusky Bay by William Hodges

9:45 USA correspondent

Gary Hermansson10:10 Getting in the mind frame - New Year's Honours, Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson

Sport is arguably part of our national identity. On the world stage our small country boxes above its weight. And when it comes to success, it's not just the physical that gives us the advantage.

Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson had dedicated his life to success in sport, first as an athlete – as part of the Wellington team that beat both South Africa and the British Lions in the 1960s, and as a New Zealand Under 23 cricketer – then as a psychologist.

He's been to every Olympics and Commonwealth Games since 1998, helping athletes reach their peak and he's busy planning for Rio in 2016.

This week he was recognised as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the field of sport psychology.

10:35 Summer jobs

We talk to locals throughout the country who are hard at work in jobs that don’t stop for the holidays.

10:40 Regular experts

Our regular experts are here to advise on the following subjects: home trends; food culture; cooking; television; movies.

11:05 Tales from Hollywood

An insider look at the city of angels from author D.R Haney.

11:10 Songs of our lives

Well known musicians and music critics pick three songs that mean the world to them.

11:45 Book Club

Well known personalities review classic book titles with Noelle.