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Wednesday 29 July

Good Morning is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week! Tune in for some great celebrations of Maori language and culture right throughout the week!

Kaiako Matai Smith is keeping up the community spirit with a rendition of Blame It On The Boogie. He's joined by some talented students from Naenae Primary School.

Former All Black and Dancing With The Stars winner Norm Hewitt has turned his talents to teaching New Zealand kids the importance of animal empathy. Norm, and Shelley Ryan from the SPCA  are in to tell us more.

Marama Mete-Smith impressed us so much as a finalist in our Find a Star competition that we thought we'd invite her back to share some waiata for Te Wiki o to Reo Maori - Maori Language Week! She'll perform a version of the Charlie Chaplin classic Smile, as well as Mr Speaker which she wrote to acknowledge the first anniversary of the Ruatoki raids.

Ever since a level crossing accident took the life of his sister Louise in 1993, cricket legend Chris Cairns has campaigned for increased rail safety. He joins us on the show, along with one of the unseen victims of rail accidents, train driver Ray Loper who has had to witness five fatalities on the tracks.

Fair Go's Kevin Milne is a consumer crusader with an insiders view on tonight's episode of the show.

Sara Scott from Arena Fitness in Porirua is here to shake the fat!

Astar has some great recipes to tie in with Maori Language Week. She's making mussel and zucchini fritters; mussel and potato salad; and wild rice and mussel salad!

We meet June Jackson - outspoken urban Maori advocate and the mother of the one and only Willie Jackson - to see if it's true that behind every strong man is an even stauncher mum.

Canadian author Linwood Barclay personifies the adage that it takes 20 years of hard work to become an overnight success. The successful novelist has shot to stardom in the last year on the back of his thriller No Time For Goodbye, becoming the UK's most read novelist. This month marks the release of his new book Fear The Worst, and Linwood is here to tell us more!