09:05 Three NZ soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Hew Strachan, Professor of the History of War at Oxford who was in Afghanistan two months ago.

09:25 Three NZ soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Phil Goff, Labour's foreign affairs spokesman, and former Defence Minister.

09:40 Where are the jobs and what are employers wanting from jobseekers

Peter Conway secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions; David Lowe, the Employment Services Manager at the Employers and Manufacturers Association; and Jason Walker, the New Zealand managing director of Hays global recruitment company.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

10:05 Feature Guest - P D James

Legendary British crime writer, whose latest book is called Death Comes to Pemberley, published by Allen and Unwin.

10:35 Book Review with Harry Broad

Graham Henry: Final Word by Bob Howitt
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

10:45 Reading: Rangatira by Paula Morris

Paratene and the remaining members of the party of Rangatira have been well treated in Bristol and Bath but it's cold and dark and many are becoming ill.  Kirihini is too sick to leave Bath when the group moves on to Birmingham.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Guest chef Sean Armstrong

Balsamic Stuffed Ciabatta
Eye Fillet Slider with Red Pepper Relish

11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Remnants and refuges.

Welcome Back Cuckoo

Chalcites lucidus
Stunned shining cuckoo after striking a window. Photograph Graeme Torrance.

alps web
Southern Alps under a threatening sky, from Kakapotahi Beach, south of Ross. Photograph by Kennedy Warne.

Music played in this show


Junior Wells: 'Checking on my Baby'

The Black Seeds: 'Love Me Now'
from the 2012 album 'Dust & Dirt'

Angus Stone: 'Wooden Chair'
from his 2012 album 'Broken Brights'