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Tuesday 17 February

Brian Manthenga was new to acting until last year but his natural talents have landed him roles some of our veteran actors would be proud of.

He'll tell us what it was like growing up in Zimbabwe and about whats coming up on Shortland Street.

Actor Tim Spite is a familiar face on our TV screens, most recently for his role in Until Proven Innocent.

He's also a writer and director and has won 13 coveted Chapman Tripp theatre awards. He's in the studio to talk about Turbine, which looks at the controversial topic of energy generation.

Chef Dean Wong's getting familiar with our fancy new kitchen and he's whipping up Seared Chicken with Parmentier Potatoes and a Chicken and Pasta Salad the whole family will enjoy. 

Not many Australian paramedics end up making films about children in war-torn Middle Eastern society. Benjamin Gilmour spent a year living with people branded as terrorists to research his film Son of a Lion and hes here to share his experiences with us.

If you're planning a baby turn up the telly because Dr Susanna Kent will be talking about how to prepare your body if you're thinking of having one or if youre already pregnant.

New York Tenor Daniel Rodriguez is known to many as the Singing Policeman and he was only two blocks from the twin towers when they collapsed on 9/11. He's here to sing for us and he'll tell us about his up and coming tour, Legendary Lanza.

Legendary Lanza tour  

March 14, Hawkes Bay Opera House, Hastings, at 8pm. Book at Ticket Direct (06-873-6399)

March 19, Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin at 8pm, Book at the Regent Theatre (03-477-8597)

March 21, Theatre Royal, Timaru at 8pm, Book at Ticketek (03-688-4160)

March 22,  Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Ashburton at 4pm, Book at Ticket Direct (03-307-2010). 

Jason Muir is an Avant Garde stylist who is going to be turning more than a few heads at this weekends Cuba St Carnival . He's going to transform a model before our very eyes& 

If a hat's more your thing our craft expert Fifi Colston has the answers, she has a fruity hat you can make and wear to get into the carnival spirit.  

Book reviewer Laura Kroetsch has recommendations for the perfect book to take to the beach. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larrson, The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam and Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco

Good Morning pocket-rocket fitness guru Julz Darroch has a low impact workout for us.

Why is someone an obvious people person? Clinical psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson will be in the studio with his first instalment in his series on social intelligence. Then he'll join the team on the Couch answering your dilemmas. 

He's got rugby on the brain, much like many of the men in this country at present! Gary McCormick is reminiscing about rugby players he has known.

On the Couch to advise us today are actor Ginette McDonald, Clinical Psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson, Lottos Kyllee King-Turner and special guest actor Brian Manthenga.

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