09:05 Resignation of Ministry of Education Chief Executive

Matt Bateman, principal of Burnside Primary School; Peter O'Connor, University of Auckland Associate Professor of Education; and Ray Newport, general manager, School Trustees Association.

09:20 The Global Food Safety Partnership

Massey University's Hamish Gow is leading the Global Food Safety Partnership, whose backers and partners include the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, governments, and a raft of major food companies.

09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis

10:05 Big Year Interview: Justice Helen Winkelmann, Chief High Court Judge

10:35 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

The Hobbit: The Art of an Unexpected Journey by Weta Workshop
Published by HarperCollins

10:45 Reading: A Lame Excuse by Jane Seaford

A woman fakes an injury to try and avoid the whole family Christmas palaver.

11:05 New Technology commentator Donald Clark

New technology cracks passwords in six hours; Google Zeitgest 2012; and websites to waste your time on these holidays.

High brow:

Not so high brow:

11:20 Parenting - teaching children and young people about money and saving

Dr Pushpa Wood is the director of the New Zealand Centre for Personal Financial Education at Massey University.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Significant events in the media world in 2012.

Music played in this show

Playlist

10:43am
Big Bill Broonzy: 'Glory of Love'
from 1955

11:25am
Pointer Sisters: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'