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Thursday 12 July

Witi Ihimaera, the writer of Whale Rider is one of New Zealand's most prolific and respected writers. He has just released a new collection of short stories, The Thrill of Falling and he's here to talk about the inspiration behind this latest work and the responsibility of being the most powerful voice in Maori literature.

Indian Ink has become one of New Zealand's most successful touring theatre companies, performing in every major New Zealand theatre and city. The company has broken box office records and is on the way to a total audience of more than 175,000 people. The company has toured internationally to great success, winning two Fringe First Awards from its two trips to Edinburgh. And today they are with us, with a one man performance from their latest show The Guru of Chai.

We cant have a chai wallah on the show without making some chai - chef Jasbir and the Guru of Chai are going to show us how to master the six yard pour, with a bit of good luck and even better aim!

Lydia Cole's song Hibernate has been nominated for the Silver Scroll Awards 2012, and she's with us in the studio to sing it just for us, ahead of her nationwide tour.

For more than a hundred years, the humble teddy bear has been the best friend of countless children worldwide. Antiques man Josh Williams is in today to tell us a little bit about their history and show some precious, well-loved examples from the past.

New Zealander David Lloyd is renowned as one the world's top wildlife photographers. He's here in the studio to talk about his part in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition and share some of his stunning images, including one that made the cover of the exhibition's annual publication.

It's time to hit the ski slopes and Luke Bettesworth is in to tell us how to get the right look, both in and out of the snow. Special thanks to the lovely models of KHM Management and to Icebreaker Newmarket.

Jasbir Kaur is with us, baking up some traditional sweet treats from South India, together with a healthy Chocolate and Tofu Cake.

Astar's ball frock seems to go on forever! But it's worth the wait. This week, she's making a tulle petticoat and accessorising it all with enough bling for an Oscars after-party.

Paying for your coffee with your phone? Sending money to your friends by pointing at them? We're either doing a science fiction story or the cashless society has arrived. Technology expert Paul Brislen is in this Thursday to de-mystify some of latest trends in  money management and tell us how to do all of this, but keep our dosh secure.

And Nelson is with us again, live from New York stand by for the latest on the Tom-Kat divorce!