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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 22 April 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

When the Boys are on Parade by Marcus Turner chosen by Ursula Dougherty from Christchurch

1:15 Your Place

Today's place is one of the oldest settlements in North Canterbury and the largest on state highway 70, otherwise known as the Inland Kaikoura route.

This was once a busy railway terminus. From 1919 locomotives hauled goods to and from Christchurch and the line was to have continued on to Kaikoura, with another branch going through to Nelson. But an alternative route was found, it became a branch line station and, like so many branch lines around our fair land, it was closed in the 1970s.

Welcome to Waiau, 30 kilometers east of Hanmer Springs and about 100 north of Christchurch

2:10 Feature stories

Sixteen people in New Zealand will die of a heart attack today. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in our country. In fact, a report released this week indicates heart attack deaths are a bigger problem in New Zealand than many other developed countries. The report by John Hopkins University in the US indicates 50% more New Zealanders die of heart attacks every year than in other OECD countries.

They are no longer just names on a cenotaph in a park where they've all played. The reality of World War I has come to life for year 12 students at Wairarapa College in Masterton through an ANZAC assignment.

The students take names from the Wairarapa Soldiers' Memorial in Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton. The Memorial was dedicated in 1923. The students research the personal history of the fallen soldiers.

2:30 NZ Reading

Sorry, I'm a Stranger Here Myself written and told by Peter Bland.

In Part nine today, he recalls social change and the beginnings of a new theatre in Wellington.

2:50 Feature Album

Paul Simon's son Harper is 37 - his debut album took a while, but it's a little gem.

2:55 He Rourou

The Media will play an important role in the success or failure of the Whanau Ora programme.

Ana Tapiata talks with Ngati Whatua elder Naida Glavich about Whanau Ora, money, media and large corporations..

3:12 Arts Report

Lynn Freeman talks with the head of Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ,) Michael Stedman, on how the Dunedin based documentary makers are expanding throughout the world.

3:33 Christchurch story

The first of a two part series- Home Sweet Home, looking at one of the earliest pioneering settlements in Canterbury.

Three families settled in the Christchurch in the first half of the 19th Century- the Deans, the Mansons and the Gebbies.

This two part series looks at the Deans Family who built and established a homestead, and stock farm in Riccarton.

Two brothers John and William Deans built and lived in the colonial Deans Cottage and look to their Scottish homeland to name the area Riccarton - Riccarton being a village and parish in East Ayreshire, Scotland. They also took inspiration for the river Avon from a river in Lanarkshire.

Today, a tree-lined path leads its way down to the location for Deans Cottage and Riccarton House, which is visited by tourists and locals alike.

Manager Rob Dally kicks off our story, with Austen and his son Paul Deans offering us a greater first-hand insight into the house and its history.

3:47 Environment story

For our science story today, we're back in the operating theatre where Arthur Andrews is undergoing a gastric bypass.

His surgeon is Richard Stubbs, who heads the Wakefield Biomedical Research Unit at the University of Otago in Wellington.

As Ruth Beran finds out, Richard Stubbs is convinced that the cure for Type 2 diabetes lies in a yet-to-be identified hormone released by the gut.

4:06 The Panel

Josie McNaught and Tony Doe.