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Tuesday 16 June


Dame Fiona Kidman is one of our most successful and beloved authors. The second volume of her memoirs has just been released so she's here to tell us about the evocatively titled Beside The Dark Pool.

At just 21, up-and-coming songstress Lydia Cole is one to watch. She's here with two songs from her debut EP Love Will Find A Way and she'll tell us about recording at Neil Finn's Roundhead studio.

Shirley Valentine has had a place in our hearts since the frustrated housewife hit our screens in the 1980s. Veteran actress Nancy Schroder is bringing the classic character to a stage near you and she joins us for a chat!

Genevieve and Kerrin Revell spent a year riding their horses the length and breadth of New Zealand. They raised thousands of dollars for Canteen and even got married on horseback.

We all know exercise is good for you but can it actually enhance your child's brain development? Early childhood expert Joanne Looney is here to talk about the Smart Start programme, which she says can transform your baby's life.

Simon Holst is back in the kitchen with three easy dessert recipes you'll want to try: chocolate self-saucing pudding, raspberry and peach cheesecake tart, and spicy apple pie.

Our main man in the Mainland Gary McCormick beams in from the Garden City. But he's been dedicating his thoughts to New Zealand's small-town heartland.

This week is International Men's Health Awareness Week. Army doctor Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Dunn deals with men's health issues every day and he'll tell us why our blokes need to take better care of themselves.

Book reviewer Kate De Goldi has some hot picks. She is reviewing:
Awesome Aotearoa by Margaret Mahy
While They Slept by Kathryn Harrison
The Double Rainbow by John Newton

Fitness Instructor Julz Darroch has a great low impact workout you can try at home.

Clinical psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson is continuing his series on demystifying mental illness. Today we're looking at the extreme end of the scale: psychosis.

Our esteemed On The Couch panellists have their thinking caps on to find solutions to problems sent in by our viewers. We'll get advice from Ginette McDonald, Grant Walker, Fiona Kidman and Duncan Thomson.


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