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Wednesday March 7

On Animal Corner this week, expert bird and reptile breeder Jody Burgess talks about owning exotic birds. Meet his young Amazon parrot, see a 14-week old Macaw flap its wings, and meet the more dignified African Grey Parrot. Jody discusses things to consider when buying a feathered pet and has some stories of talking birds whose remarks have left people at Jody's Parrot Ranch in Levin red-faced!

On Three Easy Steps, Susan Hutchinson Daniel wraps up a three part series on sustainability with a final look at waste reduction and a look at how to be water wise.

Local authorities which accept plastics with identification numbers 1- 7:
Auckland City Council
Manakau City Council
Papakura City
Rodney District Council Council
Thames Coromandel District
Tasman District Council
All others: 1 & 2 plastics only. 

Astar's pickling up a storm in the Good morning Kitchen (recipe here)

Acclaimed singer song writer Patrice Pike performs some of her songs a capella. The 35-year-old is in the country fresh from her appearance on the American reality TV show, Rockstar Supernova. She tells us about her experience, why she decided to come to New Zealand, and what lies ahead.

Belinda Woodman from the Ministry of Education is along for our parenting segment to talk about the benefits of enrolling your child at an Early Childhood Education centre (click here for article)

New Zealand's top shot putter, Valerie Vili talks about winning the 2006 Sportswoman of the year award announced last month. The 22-year-old looks ahead to a big year of international competitions in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She discusses combining teaching and training, her family life and how she is driven to succeed in memory of her mother who died in 2000.

Mark Amery and Michelle Khan join Good Morning from Auckland to talk about the third Pasifika Playwright's Development Forum being held in the city this weekend as part of the Pasifka festival. The forum aims to raise the profile of playwrights of Maori Pacific decent, and offer opportunities for current and aspiring writers to develop networks and support groups.

The mother of the nation, Judy Bailey is once again getting behind the 40-Hour Famine and is fresh from a trip to India where she has been checking out how places that have been supported by World Vision are getting on.
Judy is currently on a tour of schools to promote the fund raising event, and armed with photos and stories from her India visit, Judy's keen to help World Vision spread the word about how Kiwi students can help make poverty history by doing the 40-Hour famine.

Music reviewer Stacey Morrison is in with the top ten singles charts, and fills us in on the goss from the music industry.

She Profiles PNC, a rising Hip Hop star from Palmerston North whose album Rookie Card is making waves in the urban music scene. Stacey tells us about UK band Mikas album, Life in Cartoon Motion. Chart:

Choreographer Jason Te Patu struts his funky stuff to the Bodyjam exercise programme. He and Good Morning host Sarah Bradley show you the moves that are sure to burn off that breakfast!

Fairgos Kevin Milne checks in from the Auckland studio with whats on tonight. Programme three of the shows thirtieth season features a cry for help to save a family home; Kevin finds a mother and her son tangled up in a lot of red tape; Sandra's down by the sea confronting one of our biggest companies.

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