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Marking 25 years after the Cavaliers tour of South Africa, HYUNDAI CODE will broadcast a special edition in honour of the 1986 tour. The show will feature archive footage and an interview with former Cavalier Buck Shelford.

Joining the boys on the HYUNDAI CODE couch LIVE in the studio tomorrow night will be fellow Cavalier Steve McDowell and journalist Kip Brook, who covered the tour.

HYUNDAI CODE producer Fiona Apanui-Kupenga says dedicating a whole show to the Cavaliers tour was going to be great as it was such a memorable tour for many reasons.

“They were one of our iconic rugby teams. It’s great to be able to have Buck Shelford and Steve McDowell feature on our show,” she says.

This week’s HYUNDAI CODE will also see the start of the Mana Shield 2011 with the first challenge being a “Code Style” confidence course. Find out who wins on the show tomorrow and who has to bare the consequence of being poked with a cow prodder while singing “Mary had a little lamb”

Entertaining this week is one for the young ones, with one of New Zealand’s top MC’s Young Sid spitting some lyrics on the HYUNDAI CODE stage tonight.

Looking back on the Cavaliers Tour of 1986 on HYUNDAI CODE, Thursday 28 April at 8.30pm

Newly announced Silver Ferns squad member Catherine Latu and Vodafone Warriors utility Elijah Taylor will be catching up with the crew on the HYUNDAI CODE couch tonight.

With the Silver Ferns 2011 squad only announced this week, HYUNDAI CODE producer Fiona Apanui-Kupenga said it was timely to have the Mystic player on the show who would no doubt be talking about the upcoming international season.

The third guest for the night is Muay Thai and boxing former world champion Shane “Chopper” Chapman who will chat to the boys and Jenny-May about his Thai boxing career. Also in the studio, having just released his new album Maori Songbook, is veteran singer Dennis Marsh who will performing during the show’s live set.

Fiona Apanui-Kupenga says Marsh topped the New Zealand album charts last week, beating pop favourites such as Britney Spears to the punch and would add an interesting mix to this week’s show.

Also tonight, Oz will be tracking down Temuera Morrison to have a chat about his new movie Tracker – coming soon to cinemas.

Away from the studio, Wairangi Koopu heads down to Whakatane to compete in the annual Ngati Awa sports challenge and roving East Coast reporter Rua Tipoki heads to Uawa, Tolaga Bay, for the Kiorahi secondary school national championship.

Fiona Apanui-Kupenga adds that things are also getting well underway for the Mana Shield 2011 between the Brofressionals (Oz and KT) and the Fressionals (Ruben and Awen) with the first challenge to air next week.

The search continues for the biggest code fan where the HYUNDAI CODE crew are looking for someone displaying a Mean Maori Mean attitude. All you have to do is display the words “Mean Maori Mean” in the most creative way and send it into us either in a photo or video and you entries will be put on the show each week. The prize includes a trip to the show including return flights and accommodation.

Thursday 28 April 2011, 8.30 pm on Maori Television

Fun-loving sport entertainment show with a star presenter line-up of Jenny-May Coffin, Awen Guttenbeil, Glen Osborne and Ruben Wiki, and an array of illustrious sporting guests

Thursday 7 April 2011 8.30 pm on Maori Television

Fun-loving sport entertainment show with a star presenter line-up of Jenny-May Coffin, Awen Guttenbeil, Glen Osborne and Ruben Wiki, and an array of illustrious sporting guests

Thursday 14 April 2011 8.30 pm on Maori Television

Fun-loving sport entertainment show with a star presenter line-up of Jenny-May Coffin, Awen Guttenbeil, Glen Osborne and Ruben Wiki, and an array of illustrious sporting guests

Thursday 21 April 2011, 8.30 pm on Maori Television

Fun-loving sport entertainment show with a star presenter line-up of Jenny-May Coffin, Awen Guttenbeil, Glen Osborne and Ruben Wiki, and an array of illustrious sporting guests. (LIVE)

Hot on the heels of an amazing semi-final win, the HYUNDAI CODE crew are pleased to announce NZ Breakers guard CJ Bruton will be on the couch tonight.

The NZ Breakers are set to play in their first ever Australian NBL grand final after last night’s magnificent 99-83 victory over the Perth Wildcats in Auckland.

Just 24 hours after the win, the NZ Breakers guard is on the HYUNDAI CODE couch to explain how he and the team are feeling about making their first final and what they need to do to win the title.

American born and Australian raised Bruton joined the NZ Breakers three years ago with a goal of winning the ABL after successful stints with six ABL clubs including title winning team the Brisbane Bullets, plus an outstanding international career with the Australian Boomers.

HYUNDAI CODE executive producer Te Kauhoe Wano says one of the benefit of having a live sports chat show is being able to keep up to the minute on sports news.

“We can pick up on the big sporting events as they break and there is no bigger sporting event this week than the New Zealand Breakers win over the Perth Wildcats,” he says.

The NZ Breakers are now just one three-game series away from becoming the first New Zealand team to win a title in an Australian league. They will meet the winner of Sunday’s Townsville-Cairns series decider with game one scheduled for next Wednesday at the North Shore Event Centre (6.30pm tipoff).

Bruton will be joined on tonight’s show by fellow HYUNDAI CODE guests, former All Black Peter Alatini, Blues player Luke Braid and Kiwi Olympic swimmer Hayley Palmer.

Former All Black Pita Alatini will hit the HYUNDAI CODE couch tomorrow night to talk about life in Japan post tsunami after he, wife Megan, and their children were caught up in last month’s tragedy.

HYUNDAI CODE producer Fiona Apanui-Kupenga says Pita will talk about the aftermath of the tragedy, how it affected his family and friends and helping with the clean up and plans to return to Japan when the rugby season resumes.

Tomorrow night’s HYUNDAI CODE will be a family affair for Pita, with his sister-in-law musician Meryl Cassie on set singing up a storm during the show.

With four guests instead of the usual three, Fiona says there will be a strong line up this week. The former All Black will be joined on the HYUNDAI CODE couch by Blues player Luke Braid and top Olympic swimmers – kiwi Hayley Palmer and former Australian world record holder Marieke Guerher – who are preparing for this weekend’s ANZAC swim to raise money for the Christchurch earthquake relief fund.

You can also catch Awen Guttenbiel and Wai Koopu as they attempt to enter the Red Bull Grand Prix trolley race. “Apparently Wai has been working on a ‘special’ cart for six months now,” says Fiona.

This week on the show 2degrees will be presenting Red Cross with a cheque for the funds raised from Code Red for Christchurch and you could win a 2degrees smart phone.

The hunt for the Biggest Code Fan continues with the call to fans to show just how far they are prepared to go to win the title of Code’s biggest fan.

Fiona says the call is out for people to send in video footage or photos displaying the slogan “Mean Maori Mean” in the most creative way, with entries shown on the show each week. The prize pack includes a trip to the show including return flights and accommodation. The winner also gets to pick the challenge for the first round of the Mana Shield, which is starting soon.

Thursday 3 March 2011, 8.30 pm on Maori Television

Fun-loving sport entertainment show with a star presenter line up of Jenny-May Coffin, Awen Guttenbeil, Glen Osborne and Ruben Wiki, and an array of illustrious guests from the world of sport.

Thursday 10 March 2011, 8.30 pm on Maori Television

Fun-loving sport entertainment show with a star presenter line up of Jenny-May Coffin, Awen Guttenbeil, Glen Osborne and Ruben Wiki, and an array of illustrious guests from the world of sport.