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Friday 14 August

Best known for her roles in the Billy T James comedy series, Hercules, Xena, and Street Legal, talented actress Marise Wipani has returned to Shortland Street as wayward character Rebecca Scott. She joins us to talk about life on and off our favourite soap.

Reggae band Box Juice 's debut album One Heart, Many Lives encourages us to chase our dreams and make a difference in Aotearoa and the world. We talk to vocalist Ray Bishop, and the band performs for us.

The Migrating Kitchen exhibition celebrates the culture of six different ethnic groups who have made New Zealand their home. Anna Cottrell, Fahima Haidari and Sanoubar Ali join us to talk about how they're involved. Fahima and Sanoubar will also make a traditional Afghan dish, mantu. The exhibition runs at Pataka Museum in Porirua until 13 September.

What should you look for to make sure you're getting the best out of your kitchen appliances, and how much can they save you in the long run? Libby Manley from Consumer Magazine is here to enlighten us.

To most of us a bat is something we hit a ball with, but to Vicky Garden from Configure Express women's gym, BAT means only three things: bum, abs and thighs! Vicky shows us how to work them!

In a man's world there are such things as unwritten rules. Here to tell us what they are and why we have them is the Male Panel: Barry Soper, Paul Sinclair, Te Rau Kupenga and director, producer and actor funnyman Danny Mulheron.

People are flocking to garden centres at the moment to start preparing for the warmer weather. Here to tell us what the fuss is all about is our gardener Heather Tait.
- Anigozanthus 'Bush' series available at Kings Plant Barns in Auckland  and selected garden centres throughout NZ.
- Other selections from California Garden Centres

Living Earth Garden Diary
- Pinch out lavenders and hebes to promote better bush shape
- Feed citrus with controlled release fertiliser
- Copper and Oil on roses and other deciduous plants
- Resist planting tomatoes and other tender crops unless you have a glasshouse!

For more tips and tasks go to Living Earth.

Chef Paul Rowan is getting cultural in the kitchen today! He's making chicken liver pate and a cheese kofta and makhani sauce!

Do you want to seduce your partner with a delicious meal but don't know where to start? Sexologist Dr Michelle Mars and Blair Bishop are here to tell us there are plenty of foods to get you in the mood.Read more of Dr Michelle's seductive food tips. 

Dale Coker is a man determined to change the way New Zealanders eat seafood! He's not one to fish for recognition but Dale, who has spent over 30 years catching Tuna, is set to star in this week's episode of Country Calendar . Julian O'Brien joins us with the scoop.

If your footwear is in need of a revamp you're in luck! Craft expert Sue Tyler is here to show us how to transform your same-old shoes into super-heels!

And Steve has some DVD picks to see you through the weekend! He's reviewing; The Tales Of Despereaux, Snow Buddies, Princess Protection Program Bolt, The Women and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.