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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 2 July 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground by Beth Rowley and Duke Special from the Beth Rowley album Little Dreamer chosen by Chris Brown of Lyttelton.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Today we feature perennial favorites Hot Club Sandwich who are about to embark on a 26 date nationwide arts tour.

2:10 Feature stories

The Ashburton District council has turned down the latest proposal to save the historic Ashburton Railway Station from demolition. But it's not the end of the line yet for the 91-year-old Landmark. Today members of the Heritage Trust are launching a public campaign to raise money to buy the wooden building that has seen soldiers home from war and children from boarding school. It was built in 1917, and was sold in the late 1980s to private owners. They says they'll have to demolish it if they can't sell it. Several proposals have come before council to buy the building, but the latest one was rejected this week.

The Heritage Trust is hoping to step into the breach if they can get enough locals to help - email:

2:30 NZ Reading

Michael Wilson evokes the peace and quiet of the countryside as he reads another story from our Anthony Steemson series Animals and Other Crackers.

2:55 He Rourou

To see out the week on a happy note, Ana Tapiata has put together a medley of the performances at the recent Matariki festival for senior Maori performing artists. Known as Kaumatua Kapa Haka, the performances at Te Papa last month, were about flair, fun and family.

2:50 Feature Album

Our Feature Album is Franz Ferdinand - the debut album by the Scottish indie rock band of the same name, released in 2004.

The name of the band was inspired by a racehorse called Archduke Ferdinand, which they watched win the Northumberland Plate in 2001

3:08 One Stop Shop

A newcomer to Fresh Fast Food today, but a chef making a big impact after returning from overseas, and setting up in North Otago about 4 years ago.

Bevan Smith owns the Riverstone Kitchen restaurant on State Highway 1 in North Otago, just south of the Waitaki Bridge, about 15 minutes from Oamaru. They've just received another Cuisine Mag nomination, so Bevan's certainly making food waves in the south

Wine with Karl Du Fresne.

Under $10: Obikwa Shiraz 2009 - widely available for as little as $5.99

Over $10: Seifried Estate Nelson Chardonnay 2008 - recommended retail price $20, but can be found for much less.

Special occasion: Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2009 ($32.95)

Noelle McCarthy reviews the new film from the Twilight series, Eclipse.

World Cup Fever blogger, Keith Lynch from The Press in Christchurch.

The tournament resumes tonight with the first batch of mouth watering quarterfinals - but first a couple of reflections from the past week.

With your weekend weather, The Metservice's weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt

3:47 NZ Society

"The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers." So said Marshall McLuhan. Today the fourth and final of Amelia Nurse's series on names, Full Name Please.

4:06 The Panel

Simon Pound and Josie McNaught