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Critter of the Week: Chatham Island tree hebe

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Nicola Toki, DOC's threatened species ambassador is in with our critter of the week! Veronica Barkeri is known by many names: Chatham Island tree hebe, Barker's hebe and Barker's koromiko.  Audio

Friday 17 May 2019

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1:10 First song -  Jenny Mitchell 

Life doesn't stand still for kiwi singer-songwriter Jenny Mitchell - hot off the heels from touring through Sweden, Ireland and Australia - she's about to hit the road here, showcasing her new album Wildfires

The Troubadour Tour, named after track 10 of her Wildfires, will see Jenny traverse the length and breadth of Aotearoa, kicking off in Dunedin on Sunday. 

Jenny Mitchell

Jenny Mitchell Photo: jennymitchell.co.nz

1:15 Will Australia see a change in Government? 

Australians will head to the ballot box tomorrow. The polls currently have Labor in the lead over the Liberal-National coalition and its leader, current Prime Minister Scott Morrison. 

But Aussie politics is far from predictable so to tell us all we need to know is The Australian Financial Review's Political Editor, Phil Coorey.

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten

Photo: AFP

1:25 Kacey Musgraves in New Zealand

Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves in the country.

The singer-songwriter is undoubtedly a country-music star, but her appeal is bigger than that, introducing a new generation of fans to the genre. 

Fresh from nabbing album of the year the Country Music Awards, she's bringing her Oh, What A World tour to Auckland tonight. She tell us about her whirlwind year of success. 

Kacey Musgraves has won four Grammy Awards this year

Kacey Musgraves has won four Grammy Awards this year Photo: Supplied

1:35 Sustainable, subscription underwear

Finding the perfect pair of undies can be a struggle, especially if you're trying to move away from fast fashion and unsustainable brands. 

At least that's the problem new brand WEARS is trying to address. The underwear are made from a renewable wood pulp that is biodegradable, and you order them through a subscription service. 

So is this something we really need in our lives? We ask co-founder Simon Hetherington.

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Photo: Supplied / WEARS

2:10 Film Review

Richard Swainson reviews Long Shot and The Hustle​

2:20 NZ Live: Neil MacLeod

New Zealand musician Neil MacLeod is with us today for NZ Live. He's a singer/guitarist and he's got a couple of mates with him in the Wellington studio this afternoon, Reuben Topzand (on keys) and Hakopa Kuka-Larsen (on drums). 

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Photo: Rob Borrowes

3:10 Food with Julie Biuso

Today food writer Julie Biuso shows us how to make a dish that can be eaten on its on or as a side or as part of a platter. Nicoise beans makes a great picnic dish or light lunch. You can see the full recipe here

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Photo: Julie Biuso

3:20 Nanogirl podcast

It's time to check out Nanogirl's latest science adventures.

Let's drop in on the super scientist and some friends from Casebrook Intermediate. They're meeting Dr Gary Wilson from Antarctica New Zealand to find out what might happen if Antarctica melts.

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Photo: RNZ

3:25 Critter of the Week

Nicola Toki,   DOC's threatened species ambassador is in with our critter of the week! 

Veronica Barkeri is known by many names: Chatham Island tree hebe, Barker's hebe (previously known as hebe barkeri) and Barker's koromiko.

It's supposedly named after Saint Veronica, who gave Jesus her veil to wipe his brow as he carried the cross through Jerusalem. The name Veronica is often believed to derive from the Latin 'vera' - truth - and 'iconica' - image - but it is actually derived from the Macedonian name Berenice, which means 'bearer of victory'.

Veronica Barkeri

Veronica Barkeri Photo: DOC Veronica Barkeri - G.M.CROWCROFT @ DOC - CC BY 4.0

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Dr Ella Henry and Raybon Kan