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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 August 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Don't Stop Believing by Journey as chosen by Sosefo Hala of Auckland.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Wellington-based, classically trained, trio with 50 years experience, Jennifer Little, Karyn Andreassend and Jess Segal.

2:10 Feature stories

The red carpet is out and the stars of Predicament, a crime comedy shot in South Taranaki, will be in Hawera for the New Zealand Premiere. Predicament is based on a book written by acclaimed author and, Hawera local, Ronald Hugh Morrieson.

For more than 15 years, the MV Stella sailed New Zealand's rugged coastline bringing supplies, and mail and a much welcome distraction to families manning the Lighthouses dotted around the country. The steamer was built by the government in 1973 specifically to service lighthouses. During the 1980s the last of the lighthouses were automated and lighthouse keepers and their families moved on. The Stella eventually lost her job too and ended up in disrepair in a shipping yard. About 4 years ago, Grant Clothier bought the Stella, and has spent the last few years restoring her to new glory.

See images of the MV Stella .

2:30 Reading

Our final Hartley Manners story of the week - Sail Away by Matthew O'Sullivan read by Grant Tilley

2:55 He Rourou

Coming up in He Rourou next, the final programme in the series from the national secondary school kapa haka competitions.

In He Rourou today Ana Tapiata talks with the tutor of Mangere total immersion high school, Ranea Takiare about the outcomes of the competition for his students.

2:50 Feature Album

Dookie, the third studio album by American punk rock band Green Day.

3:08 One Stop Shop

Cooking with Julie Biuso: Queen of Puddings

Wine with Yvonne Lorkin

Cheap and Cheerful
Hardy's Nottage Hill Chardonnay 2008 $10

Mid-Price Magic
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2008 $16

Best buy: Cuisine Magazine 2010
5 STARS: Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The BIG Red Wine Book 2010
4.5 STARS & 90/100: Sam Kim, 91/100: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010

2010 Quaff Wine of the Year
Treat Yourself
Millton Vineyards Te Arai Gisborne Chenin Blanc 2008 $29

Movies with Noelle McCarthy: Salt

3:33 Feature Story

In the heart of the Stratford District in Taranaki lies the small town of Whangamomona. When revised district boundaries tried to take Whangamomona out of Taranaki and put it instead in the Manawatu-Whanganui region, the locals said declared themselves an independent republic in protest, elected a series of presidents, (only some of whom have been human), and got on with doing things their way. Which is not too hard to do when you're a wee way off the beaten track. Justin Gregory takes the road less traveled.

3:47 Pre Panel

4:06 The Panel

Michelle Boag and Brian Edwards.