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Coming up on Sunday: March 23

Published: 12:05PM Thursday March 20, 2014

The Luminary

Eleanor Catton, catapulted to fame with her Man Booker prize-winning novel "The Luminaries", sits down to discuss her book, her life and criticism against her. Why don't middle aged men take her seriously? Why did she leave school early? What makes her cry? She has just sold 100,000 copies of the book in New Zealand. What's next?

Reporter: Janet McIntyre

Producer: Kate Evans

Cameras: Dave Pierce, Ken Dorman, Peter Day

Editor: Nick Reid

Rock Star

Climbing up a sheer rock face for 6 hours is just a day in the office for Kiwi rock star Mayan Smith-Gobat. She's a global ambassador for one of the world's largest sporting brands, and at the top of her game. How did this young, nomadic Canterbury adventurer break through into the big time?

Reporter: John Hudson

Producer: Jane Skinner

Camera: Dave Pierce

Editor: Belinda Trott