Thursday 3 May
This year The Warratahs celebrate their 25th
anniversary, with a new 5 track EP featuring the new single 'Kupe's
Tears' and a newly remastered 19-track Warratahs 'best of'
collection. Good Morning is helping them to celebrate and launch
their nationwide birthday tour, with some performances and good
chat about what else has been going on in their lives.
Ireland's answer to the Conchords are in the studio with their
comedy rock and roll act. 'Dead Cat Bounce' are a
fine bunch of musicians, with a combination of stadium rock excess
and mundane subject matter, from kayaking to golf. They don't
parody rock, but embrace it to get their jokes across. They'll be
singing about something close to our hearts - rugby.
In 1976, journalist Gordon McLauchlan wrote a best-selling social commentary, "The Passionless People", where he probed the murky depths of the New Zealand psyche. He found us to be smug, complacent, "smiling zombies". In 2012 he revisits his theme, to report on how we've changed over the past forty years. It's challenging and not very flattering this time round either. Today, he's on the Good Morning couch to explain why he thinks we've still go so far to go.
She's one of the most delightfully potty-mouthed women in
British acting, but always said in the nicest possible way.
Miriam Margolyes has won a BAFTA, played a
penguin, a sheep dog and a glow worm. She's been in Blackadder,
played Professor Sprout in two Harry Potter movies, and now she's
in New Zealand, touring her one-woman show "Dickens Women", where
she inhabits twenty three different characters! We're chatting with
her on Good Morning about her vast career, her play and why she
loves to shock people.
Meet a man who knows what people like in bed! Peter
Alexander has been Australia's 'King of Sleepwear' for the
past 25 years, and his jammies have been worn by everyone from
Kylie Minogue to Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton. He's with us to tell
the story of how he grew from a tiny mail order business run by him
and his Mum on the dining room table, to an internationally
recognised online and retail brand.
Antiques man Josh Williams is with us again
today and this time he has some beautiful examples of handbags from
the past to show us. Back then it seems we didn't need Prada or a
Louis to tell us what was good for us!
Our technology guru, Peter Brislen, is back
with us and this week he's talking about how to save you from all
those holiday arguments about holding the map the right way up and
stopping to ask somebody. Handheld, downloadable GPS systems are
the topic this week - it could save your marriage!
Sean Armstrong is our baker today and he's got
an absolutely classic Kiwi institution - the humble pie. Only
there's nothing humble about his fillings, delicious beef and
oyster, spicy chicken and fruity feijoas.
Doilies, those extra bits of decoration that you aren't quite sure what to do with, but can't quite throw away because they were Aunty June's. Astar's to the rescue with ideas that will bring them right up to date with your modern interiors.
Too many women suffer the symptoms of Menopause in silence,
confused about how their body is behaving, worried by the bad news
they hear about synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Today, we
have invited Dr Rosi Horrocks, a physician who
specialises in Menopause, to share her knowledge of safe and
natural ways to relieve your symptoms. She has detailed information
about hormone treatments and will be responding to the experiences
and questions you have sent in by email. She'll be joined on the
couch by Julia Hartley Moore and our own
Astar, two women who are only too familiar with
the effects of Menopause.
Dr Rosi Horrocks, (Msc Hons1) BHB D.ComH, MAAM, NZCAM
Menopause and Andropause Physician, 68 Beach Road, Parnell, Auckland