guest host while Kim is on leave

Saturday Morning guests, 16 February 2008

8:12 Foreign correspondent: Peter Heller

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure travel writer and poet. His most recent book, The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Animals (HarperCollins ISBN: 978-0-7322-8732-0), tells how he joined the crew of an eco-pirate ship belonging to the radical environmental group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as it sailed to Antarctica to hunt down and disrupt the Japanese whaling fleet. He is currently researching his next book, about surfing from California down the coast of Mexico to Central America.

8:25 Ruud Kleinpaste

Naturalist and broadcaster Ruud Kleinpaste, whose TV series Buggin' with Ruud has been a worldwide hit on the Animal Planet network, is a trustee for BNZ Save the Kiwi. Nearly 1000 kiwi chicks have been returned to the wild as part of the BNZ Operation Nest Egg programme, in which eggs and chicks are harvested from nests to save them from stoats and cats, and released when they are big enough to fight off these predators. The 1000th kiwi chick is expected to hatch any day now.

9:05 Cris de Groot

Dr Cris de Groot is a senior lecturer at Unitec's School of Design. With Dean Prebble, from the institute's Business School, he is leading a team of graduates and students on the Hothouse initiative. This research and development centre brings together a range of design-led businesses to collaborate on innovative new products and services.

9:25 Rich Frank

Rich Frank is the former chairman of Disney Television, president of Disney Studios and Paramount Television Group. He recently invested in, and joined the board of Auckland mobile marketing company Hyperfactory, and is visiting Auckland to speak at a conference on the changing face of content, entertainment and media.

9:45 Jum Nakao

Jum Nakao is the creative director of Brasil Institute of Art and Fashion. His 2004 show at Sao Paolo Fashion Week, A Costura Do Invisivel (Sewing the Invisible), transformed paper into haute couture garments and was described as one of the most important fashion shows of the century. The collection, along with photos and film from the Sao Paolo show, is featured in the "Paper Anniversary" season at The New Dowse in Lower Hutt (16 February - 22 June).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Jemaine Clement

As Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have gone from being "New Zealand's fourth most popular digi-folk paradists" to entertaining millions of fans all over the planet. They have created a BBC radio series, an HBO TV series, and an EP, The Distant Future, which won them a Grammy Award earlier this week. Jemaine starred in the 2007 film Eagle vs Shark, and will appear in the 2009 Hollywood production, Gentlemen Broncos, from the writer/director of Napoleon Dynamite. He and Bret are currently writing the new series of Flight of the Conchords, and their eponymous full-length album will be released in April.

11:05 John Taylor

John Taylor is a founding member and bass player for Duran Duran. The band have sold over 70 million records since launching their punk-funk-fashion fusion in late 1970s Birmingham, and achieved great success with their innovative use of the music video format in the 1980s. Duran Duran's latest album, Red Carpet Massacre (Epic), featured collaborations with current hitmakers Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, and they play one New Zealand show at Vector Arena, Auckland, on Wednesday 26 March.

11:30 Dominic Roskrow

Dominic Roskrow is a former NZ journalist and consultant editor to Whisky Magazine. He was made Keeper of the Quaich in 2007, and is the author of a new book, Whiskies: From Confused to Connoisseur (HarperCollins ISBN 9780007261642). He is visiting Auckland to conduct three masterclass sessions at the Whisky Live festival on 16 February.

11:40 Nathan Rarere

TV and radio broadcaster Nathan Rarere has covered Super 12 and 14 and All Black rugby for seven years.

11:45 David Fane

David Fane is a star of stage and screen (bro'Town, Sione's Wedding, The Tattooist). He brings his talents to two shows at the 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival: as one of the writer/performers in The Story of bro'Town: Live on Stage, and as co-director of the Auckland Theatre Company production, Where We Once Belonged.

Auckland Engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Wellington Engineer: Anna Veale
Christchurch engineer: David McMartin

Music played during Playing Favourites with Jemaine Clement

Art Garfunkel: Bright Eyes
From the 1984 compilation album: The Art Garfunkel Album
Played between 10:00 and 11:00am

Herman Dune: I Wish I Could See You Soon
From the 2006 album: Giant
Played between 10:00 and 11:00am

Supertramp: The Logical Song
From the 1979 album: Breakfast in America
Played between 10:00 and 11:00am

The O'Jays: Love Train
From the 1972 album: Back Stabbers

The Front Lawn: Andy
From the 1989 album: Songs from the Front Lawn
(Front Lawn)

Hard 'n' Phirm: Funkhauser
From the 2005 album: Horses and Grasses
(Hard 'n' Phirm)

Other music played on the programme

The Knaves: The Kiwi Bird
From the compilation album: Don Linden's Junior Requests Volume 1
Played around 8:35am

Daphne Walker - Maori Brown Eyes
From the 2002 compilation album: The Great Bill Sevesi: South Seas Cruise
Played around 8:55am (another of Jemaine's favourites)

Flight of the Conchords: Business Time
From the 2007 EP: The Distant Future
Played around 9:25am

Duran Duran: Skin Divers
From the 2007 album: Red Carpet Massacre
Played around 9:40am

Erykah Badu: Honey
From the forthcoming album: The Kabah
Played around 11:40am

Other favourite selections of Jemaine Clement, not played on air:

Nick Cave: Breathless
From the album: The Lyre of Orpheus

Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
From the compilation album: The Philly Years

The Magnetic Fields: Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
From the 3CD album: 69 Love Songs

Paul Williams: You Give a Little Love
From the soundtrack album: Bugsy Malone

Saturday Morning repeats

The Playing Favourites segment of the Saturday Morning programme is repeated at 4.06am on the Thursday morning following initial broadcast.