Thursday 5 July
The Commodores were one of the biggest names in the music industry and we are very proud to have their bass player, Ron La Pread, in the studio today. He talks about his days with the group that helped define "funk" and what brought him here to New Zealand.
one of the most celebrated string quartets in the world with us
this Thursday, playing music from Borodin and Haydn. It's a rare
privilege to have The Takacs Quartet playing live
for us at the start of their New Zealand tour.
Cormack is back in New Zealand to help drive support
for a cause close to her heart, and in turn, focus New Zealanders'
attention to helping get 'spoonfuls of goodness' into hundreds of
malnourished children in Vietnam. Joined by Sally
Hartwell of Child Fund, she talks to us about her trip and
why she decided to help.
Auckland-based viewers who donate to the cause today can go into a draw to share a warm bowl of Pho (pronounced Fo a tasty, traditional soup dish) and other yummy Vietnamese treats with Danielle, at Aucklands favourite Saigonz Restaurant!
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.
James Hogan is with us today
talking about figurines, those "lovely" or "ghastly" collectables,
deopending on your taste. Love 'em or hate 'em, there is still a
good market for porcelain figurines and James will explain why you
need to think carefully before you throw them in the
Dr Anil Sharma is here to explain
why Ovarian Cysts are so common and not necessarily a cause
dram will warm up your winter nights, but how much do you know
about what you're drinking when you pour yourself a good single
malt. Is it always better than a blend or a double malt and where
does it come from in the first place? What does "peaty" mean when
it's in your glass? Sam Snead, whisky expert will
be here to reveal all about that most Scottish of past-times,
love Golden Syrup, so Sean Armstrong is in the
kitchen to show what you can do with it over the school holidays.
And it's not just eating!
Astar made the start of a beautiful school ball gown last week and now she's finishing it off with a top fit for a princess.
We capture the glory years of New Zealand rugby through the eyes of one of its players - a man who managed the switch between rugby codes and went on to coach the Kiwis to enormous success. Yet, he was flawed and his fall from grace was spectacular. Tony "Tank" Gordon's daughter, Rashelle Gordon, is here to talk about what it was like growing up with a man of such great contradictions. She is joined by Sir Peter Leitch, one of the many who always supported him.