This Way Up for Saturday 20 December 2008
Doctor Elizabeth Runton from the University of Las Salinas on her controversial research into the Christmas cracker.
The Backyard Bee team checks in with the hive before the Christmas break. I find out what my 50,000 bees will need over the holidays.
Spanish correspondent Neil Stokes on solar graveyards and the strange Catalan Christmas tradition of the Caganer.
Professor C. Michael Hall from Canterbury University on Santa Claus tourism.
Simon Kennett, author of Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides hits some bike trails with Simon Morton.
David Burnett co-writer of 'The Road to Vindaloo: Curry Cooks and Curry Books' discusses the origins of curry.
Rakesh Tailor runs an Indian restaurant in Wellington and reveals the spiciest curries available.
Suzi Penny from the Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University tests a physiological reaction to curry.
Bill Thompson previews what's in store for technology in 2009.