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Friday 2 October


Wi Wharekura is the last surviving member of the Howard Morrison Quartet. He resides in Australia and came back to New Zealand especially for Sir Howard's tangi. He joins us to reflect on his friendship with the legendary entertainer and he'll sing for us.


They're three of New Zealand's best composers and they're joining forces for three nights only! Rob Winch , Andrew London and Wayne Mason are with us for a chat, and to perform for us!

Three Songwriters concert dates:
Wellington - Old St Pauls, Friday 2nd October, 5.30pm (with Hot Club Sandwich) $20 at the door. Reservations: sbieda@historic.org.nz
Taupo -  Tauhara Sunrise, Saturday 3rd October 7.30pm $30. Reservations: rob@tauharasunrise.com
Napier - The Cabana, Sunday 4th October, 3.00pm Tickets $25.00 from The Music Machine, or $30 at the door. Reservations: music.machine@xtra.co.nz


The Wizard of Oz team have performed in over 2000 international shows and they continue on their yellow brick road tour here in New Zealand these school holidays. We talk to Brian Laul aka Shakey the Scarecrow, and the troupe will perform a medley for us.


Did you know you'll change your baby's nappies around 4000 times before their second birthday? Sue Chetwin from Consumer magazine is here to discuss cloth nappies.


The World March for Peace and Non-Violence is designed to raise awareness about nuclear disarmament, war, and aims to end all forms of violence. The march kicks off today in Wellington, and here to tell us more are Juanita McKenzie and Maui Solomon.

The Topp Twins will feature at World Peace March Concert - St Andrews-on-the-Terrace, Wellington, today (Friday 2 October) at 12 noon. Entry free (or koha).

People can support by:
- joining World Peace March events activities in their area (See New Zealand events on the homepage)
- joining other peace and violence initiatives/events/organizations 
endorsing the march -  
donating to help the marchers get around the world


Barry Soper, Te Rau Kupenga, Paul Sinclair and Adam Newell are on the male panel talking about what men obsess over and why.

Earlier in the year Lyn Webster showed us how to slash our weekly shopping bill by making our own toothpaste, laundry and dishwashing powder. She's back this week with some more products we can make on the cheap! To contact Lyn for recipes go to her website, Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce, or you can see her video in our video lounge.


If you love game, chef Adam Newell has a treat in store for you today. He's making crispy duck with miso soup and radish dressing.


If you missed the Wedding Show in the capital earlier this year, don't worry - you can keep up with what's hot at the Spring Wellington Wedding Show! Wedding planner Paula Bevege is here to tell us more about it.


The sun's getting higher and most trees have regained leaves following the winter months, but there are still some areas that the sun doesn't visit. Gardener Heather Tait joins us to discuss them and what you should be planting in them.

Living Earth Garden Diary
- Keep up the watering on new plants
- Control white butterfly on vegetables and other soft leaves
- Begin to use a specific tomato fertiliser on flowering tomatoes
- Spray for blackspot and powdery mildew

For more tips and tasks go to www.livingearth.co.nz


Douglas Hume is continuing his journey across the world of interiors and today he's stopped off in Asia in order to share some oriental delights with us.


And Steve has searched high and low to find the best DVDs for your weekend viewing pleasure!


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