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Can a late harvest help the hungry?

12:15 PM.Every year in New Zealand more than $800 million worth of good food goes to waste while families in need go without. At a time when lines for food banks seem to be growing longer, what can be done to help?

Circus Kumarani

12:10 PM.For the last 13 years, Whangarei residents of all ages have learnt juggling, acrobatics, rope work and even fire play with Circus Kumarani.

Safe Passage

12:09 PM.Locomotive engineers talk to Katy Gosset about fatalities, close calls and how KiwiRail's trauma response programme is helping.

Global artists spread message of marine conservation

12:15 PM.Earlier this year, high profile local and international artists converged on Napier to paint inner city walls with a message about the importance of marine conservation issues.

The Stromboli Connection

12:12 PM.A special reunion when descendants of Italians from the island of Stromboli gathered in their childhood home, Wellington's Island Bay, to celebrate their culture and history.

Singing for Natasha

12:10 PM.Any week on a Tuesday night  at an Auckland marae you'll hear members of the kapa haka group Ahakoa te Aha singing for their dead sister Natasha Allen Hohepa.

Aboard the Bobbie C

12:15 PM.Spectrum producer Justin Gregory spends one week aboard a tall ship, sailing from Auckland to the Bay of Islands in the company of 22 American college students.

A business with heart

12:15 PM.Southland Disability Enterprises is a place where people with disabilities find work and friendship - but it depends, in part, on a scheme that pays its workers less than minimum wage. 

Inside iD Fashion Week

12:10 PM.Frankenstein's lover, pan-sexuality, torture devices and animal rights provide unexpected inspiration and stories behind the work of emerging designers at Dunedin iD Fashion Week 2016.

Going under kava

12:15 PM.The popular narcotic drink, kava, doesn't always mix with modern-day activities like driving - and its increased consumption by followers of teetotal religions is cause for conflict.

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