09:05 Jump in caesarean section births

Waitemata District Health Board has started an audit into the circumstances surrounding caesarean section births. The board says the number of C-sections are continuing to rise and made up 27 percent of its total births in 2009.
Sue Belgrave, Clinical director of obstetrics at the Waitemata District Health Board; Brenda Hinton, a childbirth educator with Mama Maternity Services in Auckland; Dr Martin Sowter, obstetrician for the Auckland Obstetric Centre and for National Womens Hospital - works in both public and private practice; and Norma Campbell, Advisor for the College of Midwives.

09:20 Forensic science and food provenance

Dr Helen Darling, CEO of Oritain, a Dunedin company using forensic science to stamp out "honey laundering" and other food provenance scams.

09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler

10:05 Jonathan Crayford - pianist

Jonathan Crayford, pianist/composer who has worked around the world, including New York and Paris. He's done film and TV scores, worked closely with Bruno Lawrence and and is known for his expressive improvisation. He's doing a one-off solo show in Auckland on Thursday 21 October.

10:30 Book Review with Paul Diamond

From Those Wonderful Folk Who Gave You Pearl Harbour by Jerry Della Femina
Published by Text Publishing

10:45 Reading: Poor Butterfly, a short story by Steve Danby

Derrick tries to remember which opera they're seeing but his mind keeps drifting off to reality.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Andrew Campbell

Matthew and Andrew discuss the Labour Party conference and whether John Key's immense popularity is a millstone for the National party.

11:30 Guest chef Jeremy Jones and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Cold chicken with Tuna and Blackbean Corn Salsa

"Dry" potatoes with Garlic and Ginger

11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne