Thursday 31 May
It's a huge week for the Samoan community, with Samoan language week, The Pacific Music Awards and June 1st marking fifty years of Samoan Independence from New Zealand. No matter where they are in the world, Samoans will be celebrating. And we are here to help with performances from Samoan singer / songwriter STKS ...
... and the Samoan choir of the
Pacific Islanders' Presbyterian Church of Newton.
They are all up for Gospel Album of the Year at the Pacific Music
A genuine stylist to
the stars, Snowden Hill left the Hawkes Bay to
forge a career in the high fashion hair industry. Now, he counts
Gwyneth Paltrow, Liam Gallagher, Naomi Campbell and the late
Elizabeth Taylor among his clients and works for the likes of Vogue
Magazine. He's in our studio today with two beautiful models
showing some spectacular "do's".
To mark fifty years of Samoan independence, Samoan photography
is being exhibited as part of the 2012 Auckland Festival of
Photography. We have the official photographer of the Manu Samoa
Rugby Team, Mau Muaiava, here with us to talk
about her work and the new exhibition, "Bounty Bars and Cocount
"Sexy, lavish and decadent" - that's how
we like our fashion. Well, actually it's describing Baz Luhrmann's
new movie version of "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo di
Caprio. But, this week, fashion guy Luke
Bettesworth is taking on the roaring twenties, with
fashion inspired by the movie. Thanks to Andrea
Moore and Pearl for supplying us with
their beautiful garments and KHM for their
Our man in London, Dan
Wootton is with us again this week and this time he's all
about the Queen. Yes, it's Jubliee time, with London set to take
off with a weekend of celebrations to mark sixty years of her
reign. Dan's live from London with a preview of all the pomp and
ceremony spiced up with a bit of goss from behind the scenes.
There's nothing quite as handsome as a man
in uniform but we wondered if the same held true a couple of
hundred years ago? Antiques man Josh Williams is
here with some shiny pieces of attire no self-respecting calvary
man would have been seen without.
Guillaume Nicoli is in
the kitchen today, with some potentially addictive sweets, made
with his special collection of French liquers - and then he's off
to France to get married!
Astar has lots going on today - she's been down in Bluff at the oyster festival and has brought back some nice fresh oysters for a seafood stew. And, with not much fur of his own, Ben the greyhound is feeling the chill. the answer? Astar's making him a warm winter coat - tastefully accessorised, of course.