Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 15 February 2008
Today on Afternoons
1:06 Jim's Essay
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Trees by Paul Robeson
According to Mildred Turley
1:15 New Zealand Live - Pearl
Wellington duo, Pearl are back with an update of their exciting musical adventures over the past 2 years.
2:10 Queenstown Property
A handful of developers are "sitting on" thousands of undeveloped residential sections in Queenstown while agencies claim high property prices are caused by a shortage of supply. The government has promised to do what it can to make land available for building, as it strives to address problems of housing affordability - including freeing up crown land in Auckland and exploring the possibility of public-private partnerships with developers.
Meanwhile, Queenstown Lakes District Council figures show there are more than 22 thousand undeveloped residential dwelling sites, most in private ownership, across the District.
Clive Geddes is the Mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District.
Staff at Botany Downs Secondary school in Auckland are considering extreme measures to cope with a shortage of classrooms - even weighing-up the possibility of using tents as teaching spaces.The school's principal is Mike Leach.
2:30 NZ Reading
Today we conclude Miles to Go, a five part adaptation of Pauline O'Regan's book, told by the author herself.
A CD of the reading is available from Replay Radio
2:45 He Rourou
Ana Tapiata talks to Maori language tutor Henare Ngaia about Waitangi Day and the Treaty of Waitangi.
2:50 What's On
2:55 Bob McDavitt with Weekend weather
3:12 Fresh Fast Food - Al Brown
Roasted Monkfish with Citrus Lentils & Mandarin Mayonnaise Oil - and Crispy Skate Wing with Ponzu Dipping Sauce.
3:33 Sports Story
Murray Williams reports from Eden Park where the Black Caps are trying to make it 3 wins in a row against England in the One Day Series. Also talking Super 14 rugby which starts this weekend.
3:47 NZ Society Feature
New Zealand's worst shipwreck, was not the Wahine but something older and much less well remembered. Today in our New Zealand Society feature, Deidre Wogan takes Connor Walsh around the graves of some of the victims, in Wellington's Karori Cemetry.
The disaster is covered in the book "The Wreck of the Penguin" by Bruce Collins.
The Ship sank 12 Feb 1909
A Mass funeral was 16 Feb 1909
4:06 The Panel - Michelle Boag and Paul Smith.
4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather