Tuesday 11 August
Amanda Billing went from being a high school
teacher to star of our favourite local soap almost overnight. She
also manages a side-career as a singer in her time away from
. But how much does she have in common with her
character Dr Sarah Potts? We find out!
British-based trio The Tiger Lillies have been offending and delighting audiences for over 20 years. We get a taste of their Brechtian punk cabaret before they jet off to the Edinburgh Arts Festival.
Sarah Laurie is back with the fourth instalment in her life coaching programme. Today she's talking about the things that will really make you happy.
Writer and journalist Denis Welch has written an unauthorised biography of Helen Clark which covers her career and rise to power against the odds. He's here to talk about the book he started working on two years ago, Helen Clark, A Political Life .
Are you a Healthy Bastard? Or do you just wish your man would look after himself better? GP Doctor Dave Baldwin is on a mission to remedy the shocking health statistics of Kiwi blokes with his new book. Healthy Bastards is a one-stop shop for the average bloke, and Doctor Dave tells us all about it.
Getting your baby into good eating habits can set them up for life. But introducing baby to solid food can be a real challenge. Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole has all you need to know.
Our main man on the mainland Gary McCormick is beaming in from the Garden City with his latest musings.
Simon Holst is has some quick and easy chicken recipes that you'll want to try at home. He's making scrummy paprika Chicken and butter chicken dishes.
Book reviewer Kate De Goldi has something for young adults, a moving grown-up novel, and some spirituality thrown in as well. She's reviewing:
The Billionaire's Curse by Richard Newsome
Tom is Dead by Marie Darrieussecq
The Best American Spiritual Writing
Clinical psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson continues his series on dementia - a condition that affects so many people in this country.
Our panel of problem-solvers is here with their answers to our viewers' letters. Psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson, life coach Sarah Laurie, Gary McCormick and Ginette McDonald have all the answers!
Fifi Colston is here with a great children's craft idea, based on her new book. She's making a badge of glory!
And fitness instructor Julz Darroch demonstrates another great low-impact workout to keep you healthy.