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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 15 July 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

1:15 Your Place

Today on Your place we visit a small alpine village near the top of the South Island.

Until 1921, the township was known as Rotoiti after the lake it sits beside. Then, in order to aviod confusion with Rotoiti near Rotorua, the Department of Lands and Survey suggested it be renamed after a nearby mountain range. It took almost 30 years for locals to accept the change, some are still reluctant to do so. Both names were used until 1951 when,the New Zealand Geographic Board officially changed it to St. Arnaud.

2:10 Feature stories

Graham Brooks is one step closer to getting his tea caddy collection recognized by Guinness World Records. The Brooks menagerie of tea caddies, those jars or canisters used to store tea, is on display for the first time at the Blenheim club to raise money for Alzheimer's Appeal Week.

Sir George Fistonich, the founder of Villa Maria Estate, established the very first winery restaurant 30 years ago this week. Vidal restaurant in Hastings opened its doors in 1979. Back then, the idea of a restaurant at the vineyard did not go down as smoothly as a Hawkes Bay Merlot. Sir George Fistonich persevered and now there are more than 80 restaurants in vineyards up and down the country.

2:30 Reading

The title episode of our travel series, Up The Nile with Burton.

Dinah Priestley and her travel companion Tony Burton under the Arabian sun.

2:50 Feature Album

Boy - U2's debut album from 1980.

2:55 He Rourou

Te Ahukaramu tells Ana Tapiata about Te Karohirohi, a love story of the Maori god of shimmering heat and his sweetheart, the dawn goddess.

3:12 Arts Report

Lynn Freeman and this week's arts story, Monty Python's Life of Brian - but not as we know it.

3:33 Christchurch story

Food and shelter are essentials for human survival. And the organisation that has been dedicated to providing support to those in need in Christchurch is The City Mission.

But it's not only the paid staff that keep the organisation running. Without the generosity of volunteers,the City Mission wouldn't be what it is today.

Sonia Yee meets Margaret Gilbert, who is no stranger to not-for-profit organisations. She's been with the Christchurch City Mission for the past five years and her role involves coordinating the many volunteers that come through the doors to lend a helping hand.

3:47 Pre Panel

What are people talking about on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

4:06 The Panel with Jock Anderson and Don Donovan.

More on the police carrying more guns. Will registering firearms work? Do you think you're liberal when in fact you're conservative? And is it a done deal despite the lack of an announcement - will Peter Jackson be helming the hobbit?