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Wednesday 13 July

Ex-Shortland Street actress Faye Smythe chats to Good Morning about "Raising the Titanics", a musical tour de force through the lives of New Zealand's greatest Maori show bands! Click here to find out when the play is coming to a town near you or check out the dates below:

Dates are:

18th July -  18th December


Dargaville, Keri Keri, Whangarei JULY
Christchurch, Taranaki, Hawera AUGUST
Auckland (Go West Festival)

Today we pay tribute to the humble swede, an oft-overlooked but versatile and delicious vegetable! Astar catches up with the Mataura community at their annual Swede Festival, and takes part in some hilarious rutabaga antics.

Then Astar's making three swede-inspired dishes! See our website for her delicious recipes: Spiced Swede Patties, Curried Spicy Swede & Root Vegetables, and Swede & Cardamom Soup.

Brendon takes a look at the World & Australasian Road Rescue Challenge happening in Upper Hutt this week. Tune in to see what a great job our rescuers do when Brendon is pulled from the wreckage of a damaged car! 

Carolyn Press-McKenzie from the HUHA Charitable Trust is in to talk about the plight of animals in Christchurch, as people who are finding it hard to cope reluctantly choose to put their beloved pets down. 

We talk to the presenters of the Duffy Books show about the Books in Homes programme, set up 15 years ago by controversial author Alan Duff to get kids excited about reading.

Thinking of investing in the property market? We chat to EnableMe's financial guru Hannah McQueen about whether you should be spending up big or holding onto your pennies. 

Gossip guru Nelson Aspen is in with what's happening in Hollywood! 

Pam Corkery and Wallace Chapman give their no-holds-barred opinions on this week's news stories

We speak with youth worker Darryl Gardiner about how to assist teenagers through grief and loss.

And Jo Gibson and Georgie Tutaki from Phantom Kickboxing in Te Awamutu present a beginner's kickboxing series! For more information see their website .