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Friday 26 June


We talk to actor Robbie Magasiva about his exciting new Shortland Street role as Dr Maxwell Avia, and get all the behind-the-scenes goss from the Street! He'll also join our male panellists.

Would you keep one hand on a car for as long as possible to win it? Actor Craig Hall's ( The Strip, Shortland Street) character in this week's Sunday Theatre film Show of Hands does just that, and the man himself is here to tell us more about the film and about working with LA-based Kiwi actor Melanie Lynskey.

Drag queens Buffy and Bimbo are hosting the Queen of the Whole Universe pageant tomorrow night, where over 40 contestants will battle it out for the crown! The show also features other entertainers, and it's for a good cause - they're raising money for HIV and aids charities. Buffy and Bimbo are in for a chat, to cook and to perform just for us!

Queen of the Whole Universe show information
Saturday 27th June 2009 at 8pm, St James Theatre, Wellington
For tickets: Phone 0800 TICKETEK or visit  www.ticketek.co.nz
Price: Premium: $79, A Reserve: $69, B Reserve $59, C Reserve $40

Most ladies can probably think of a million things their partner does to annoy them, but what annoys the male species? Male Panel Barry Soper, Paul Sinclair, Te Rau Kupenga and Robbie Magasiva are in to discuss what their partners do to really get their blood boiling!

Conceiving a baby can be easy for some but difficult for others and here to discuss sperm and egg donating is Dr Richard Fisher from Fertility Associates.

Chef Adam Newell's in the kitchen with a combination of mouth-watering meats and tantalising textures - he's making chunky pork belly and chicken dumpling stew with mixed beans and sage.

Is your child's room a picture of doom and gloom? Well don't worry, because our interior decorator Michael Nalder 's here with some fresh ideas.

During winter your rose bushes stop producing flowers, shed leaves, and can generally look a bit straggly! Gardener Heather Tait joins us to discuss when and how to prune them. If you have a gardening question she'll be taking your calls later in the show.

Living Earth Garden Diary
- Plenty of scented flowering shrubs in Garden Centres
- Plant asparagus and rhubarb
- Weed out unwanted new growth in the garden, then mulch
- Beds of ornamental grass such mondo or NZ carex can be lifted and cleaned of unwanted lawn weeds now
- Don't cut frost damaged leaves off plants - they are protecting the new growth beneath.

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

Product List:
- Fiskars secateurs, loppers and pruning saw available at all good Garden Centres and Hardware Stores
- All roses from California Garden Centre

Bare foot and bit-free is the best way to describe Kate Hewlett's approach to horse care! The Kerikeri based equine aficionado will be profiled on Country Calendar tomorrow night, and Julian O'Brien gives us a sneak peek!

A perfect way to brighten up your child's room or decorate for a party is with fabric pennants, and our craft expert Sue Tyler shows us how easy they are to make.


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