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Friday 18 September

Australian Idol co-host Andrew G joins us live from Sydney with an update on tonight's show!

Careers in the pro-golf and property-development worlds have been put on hold for Mauri Oho Stokes and Ido Drent. The talented pair is currently getting physical with some feisty fight scenes on our favourite soap, and they join us to talk about their new lives as actors on Shortland Street .

We've brought back Buck to chat to us about the Mastercard All Black Roadshow, Blue September and life at large! Wayne "Buck" Shelford is live in the studio. He'll join the male panel on the couch!

Rugby legend Ian Kirkpatrick has been busy on his farm in Ngatapa just outside of Gisborne, as well as fundraising for charities. Today he's in town supporting the hospices of Wellington, but first he's in the studio to shoot the breeze with us. See Hospice NZ and Mary Potter Hospice.

There will be a Hospice auction at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington this evening. For more information call (04) 499 9500

The APRA Silver Scroll is Aotearoa's most prestigious and influential music award. The award ceremony was held last night in Christchurch, and we chat to the winner.

Paradise Cafe is a new series for tweens filmed in beautiful Rarotonga and the series kicks off tomorrow at 4pm on TV2. Here to talk about the show is Miranda Harcourt and Lara Custance who play mother and daughter on screen.

Roots, reggae, funk and soul are the ingredients that go into Tahuna Breaks ' magic cauldron! They're on a nationwide tour and have a new album to boast. We chat to band members Marty Greentree and Johnny McLean, and they perform for us! Watch to win their new album, plus a double pass to one of their shows.

TuramaFest 2009 is a two-hour extravaganza showcasing the best of Cook Island youth in dance and music. We talk to show organiser George Upu and Mereana Taruia and they'll perform for us. Stay tuned to win a double pass to the show tomorrow at the St James in Wellington!

The season for salads is well on its way, so gardener Lynda Hallinan is here to enlighten us on what you should grow now. She's also showing us how to get nature on our side by sharing her top 10 plants for attracting beneficial insects.

Is your guy a handyman or does he detest DIY? The Male Panel are here to discuss! Barry Soper, Paul Sinclair, Te Rau Kupenga and Buck Shelford are on the couch.

If your home is in need of a style update, our interior designer Douglas Hume is in with some Scandinavian items to inspire you.

Chef Adam Newell is making a delicious vegetarian-friendly dish for us today. He's making baked ricotta and portobello mushrooms with cherry tomato compote.