09:05 Falls Prevention

A programme that has been proven to cut the number of falls in the elderly by a third has been scrapped by ACC as it struggles to reign in its massive budget blowout.

Professor John Campbell - Dean of Medicine at Otago University who devised the Otago Exercise Programme, which was taken up by ACC - and has now been scrapped; Dr Liz Spellacy, Tauranga Hospital Geritrician and board member with Osteoporisis NZ.

09:20 Falls prevention programme scrapped by ACC

Katie Sadleir, ACC's General Manager of Injury Prevention.

09:30 Drugs in professional cycling

David Walsh, chief sportswriter for the Sunday Times of London. David Walsh has also co-authored three investigative books on doping in professional cycling.

09:45 US correspondent Jack Hitt

10:05 Lord Chris Patten, veteran UK diplomat and former Conservative politician

Lord Chris Patten is the last British governor of Hong Kong, former member of European Commission and head of Conservative party in UK.

Lord Patten is presenting the annual Europa Lecture this Thursday, 6pm in the Great Hall at the Christchurch Arts Centre.

10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway

The Einstein Girl by Phillip Sington
Published by Harvill Secker

10:45 Reading: October - a short story by Peter Butler

"No longer a virgin! Strange how it happened, crazy night." October was the month it all happened for Willy.

11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton

11:30 Guest chef Nici Wickes, presenter of World Kitchen TV series

And wine commentator Keith Stewart.

Todays' recipes: Orange and Balsamic Chicken and Caramelised Rhubarb Tarts.

11:45 Media commentator Denis Welch