09:05 Former road policing manager slams Government for not lowering the drink-drive limit

Just-retired Superintendent John Kelly, who set up nationwide highway patrols, has hit out at the Government for ignoring calls for the drink-drive limit to be cut and says he believes it has potentially contributed to more than 60 deaths.

09:20 Is democracy being eroded in Christchurch?

Garry Moore, former Christchurch mayor; and Sacha McMeeking, whose consultancy, Catalytic, provides expertise and services in strategy, government and stakeholder engagement, public policy, corporate social responsibility, social impact and iwi and Māori development and governance.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

The royal row over pictures of a topless Duchess of Cambridge spreads and the far-right dealt a blow in Dutch elections as pro-Europe parties prosper.

10:05 William Sitwell - The History of Food

British foodie and author of a new book - The History of Food in 100 Recipes. He tracks food from the earliest recipe for bread (from Egypt), to the Middle Ages, and into the present day with trends such as molecular gastronomy.

William Sitwell is the editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine. Sitwell makes frequent appearances on Masterchef - The Professionals (BBC2) and Britain's Best Dish (ITV1) and is co-presenter of the BBC2 series A Question of Taste. He has also made a number of documentaries including Michelin Stars - The Madness of Perfection (BBC2). He has been named Editor of the Year in awards from both the British Society of Magazine Editors and the Association of Publishing Agencies (APA).

A History of Food in 100 Recipes published by Harper Collins
ISBN 9780007411993

10:30 Book Review with Siobhan Harvey

A Wife on Gorge River by Catherine Stewart
Published by Random House NZ, $39.99

10:45 Reading: Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones

The tale of a destitute mother's courage, told in fragments by those who encounter her as she crosses Europe in search of her stolen child. (Part 6 of 12)

11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Guest chef Elizabeth Lind, co-owner of La Cigale in Auckland; and wine commentator John Hawkesby

La Cigale is a French supplies store, and bistro and has a weekend market.

La Cigale: Recipes and Stories from the Family Who Brought a Slice of France to New Zealand by Elizabeth Lind, published by Random House NZ.

On the menu:
Croque Monsieur

Provencal Roast Lamb

Prune and Armagnac Clafoutis

11:45 Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne

Thoughts from France and Rachel Carson.

Gallery: Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne - France

Violinist on Pont des Arts, over the River Seine, Paris, September 16 2012

Music played in this show


Sola Rosa: 'Never Enough'

Sara Tavares: 'Bue'
from her 2009 album Xinti

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: 'New Shoes'
from the 2011 album 'Soul Time!'