09:10   News and current affairs

09:30 On the Radar

Columnists, bloggers and editors from around the country talk about what’s on their radar.

09:40 Heartbreak songs

The best songs for heartbreak, as suggested by listeners.

Winner: Jenni Martin-Brown suggested I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline.

Also winning prizes: Collen suggested Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley

James suggested At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters

Iris suggested It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To

Anonymous texter suggested Why Don't You Try by Leonard Cohen

Phil Corfield suggested Van Morrison's Inarticulate Speech of the Heart

Another anonymous texter with Everybody Hurts, by REM:

"A boy I was in love with at 14 played it to me on the guitar just before my family and I moved to the North Island - I wouldn't speak to my parents till Picton! "

09:45 Aspiring Olympians

We travel the world to chat to the New Zealand Olympians-in-waiting, and in training.

09:55 Are We There Yet? - Pātea Maori Club

Our road trip around New Zealand with Roadside Stories from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage.

The 1982 closure of the Pātea freezing works could have spelled the death of the town. But salvation came from the lively song Poi e, which became a 1984 hit single for the local Pātea Māori Club.

10:05 In conversation with young environmental leaders

Jamie Clark, Emily Aitken and Katya Curran have all been identified by the Peter Blake Trust as potential leaders, adventurers and environmental stewards.

10:30 Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke: Pie Cart Rock 'n' Roll (Part 2)

The story of the arrival of rock 'n' roll in New Zealand.

NZ Rock 'n' Roll

10:55 Are We There Yet? - Kings of Hawera

Author Ronald Hugh Morrieson was never popular in his home town of Hāwera, which was recognisably skewered in his novels. Hāwera is also home to Kevin Wasley, a dedicated Elvis Presley fan who runs a museum celebrating 'The King'.

11:05 Summer Reading

We invite you to share with the country your most loved and thumbed book. Contact us on kiwisummer@radionz.co.nz

11:10 Spin Cycle - MisteR

MisteR in Christchurch is a menswear label headed by Christchurch Polytechnic Fashion Design graduates - Mickey Lin and Ra Thomson. Together they’ve created an artful vision that merges classic British tailoring with  a hint of quirky Asian fashion flair.


11:30 Try Something New - New technology

SeniorNet runs courses around the country offering advice to older people who aren't afraid to try something new. Lynn joins some over-60s who are determined to get a grip on new technology.

11:55 Are We There Yet? - Surf highway 45

Dubbed Surf Highway 45, the coastal road between Hāwera and New Plymouth is famed for its surf breaks.