09:05 Waitangi Tribunal begins hearing a bid to block asset sales

Maori Council co-chair Maanu Paul on the two claims brought by Maori Council president Sir Graham Latimer, the council itself and 11 others. The Council will argue that water rights grievances need to be settled before up to 49 percent of state owned enterprises – starting with Mighty River Power – are sold.

09:15 Otago University's new alcohol implementation group

Professor Jennie Connor is the chair of the university's alcohol implementation group, which has been set up to try to reduce drinking among students.

09:30 The director of the Peter Jackson documentary West of Memphis

Amy Berg directed Sir Peter Jackson's documentary West of Memphis that tells the story of three US teenagers released last year after being convicted of the murder of 8 year old boys. The film was produced by Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh , who also financed the defence of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley.

The film will screen at this year's NZ International Film Festival which starts in Wellington this month.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Iain Banks - Scottish writer

Iain Banks gained attention and notoriety when his his debut novel, The Wasp Factory, came out in 1984. Since then he has written almost 30 books ranging from fiction, and science-fiction under the monica Iain M Banks, to a book about his love of whisky. His latest novel is called Stonemouth.

Stonemouth by Iain Banks, published by Little Brown.

10:35 Book Review with Tina Shaw

Convicts:New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past by Matthew Wright
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143567646

10:45 Reading: Hard Up (NZ) Limited, by Susy Pointon

Read by Aaron Alexander.

Told with wit and insight, Hard Up (NZ) Ltd, paints a portrait of life on the benefit in a small New Zealand town.

11:05 Political commentators Stephen Franks and Mike Williams

11:30 Guest chef Alex Mackay with Everyday cooking, and wine commentator John Hawkesby

Alex Mackay started off his cooking career in Wellington and has worked as a chef at Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Italy and the UK. Having run Raymond Blanc's cookery school and founded the internationally acclaimed Baou d'Infer cookery school in Provence, he now teaches alongside Delia Smith in England.

Cookbook for Everybody, Everyday,  published by Bloomsbury.

Sweet Potato, Bacon and Tapenade Tart

Rib-Eye Steak with Tapenade, Red Pepper and Broad Beans


11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

The latest offering in the NZ Cycle Trails network – the Motu Trails, in the Bay of Plenty, which opened a couple of months ago. There are three interconnecting trails that take a rider between Opotiki on the coast and Matawai in the Raukumara Range.

Gallery: Motu Cycle Trails

suspension bridge
Newly opened Pakowhai suspension bridge over the Otara River, Opotiki.

Music played in this show


Giulia y los Tellarini: 'La Ley Del Retiro'
from the 2008 album 'Eusibo', and appears on the soundtrack to Woody Allen's 2008 movie 'Vicky Christina Barcelona'

Daniel Martin Moore" 'Set Things Aright'
from his 2011 album 'In The Cool of the Day'