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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 3 September 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd chosen by Dave Nichol of Lyttelton

1:15 NZ Music - Live

Phil Austen and the Bayonets.

2:10 Feature stories

Petula Clark was a child star during the second world war, appeared in close to 30 movies over the next dozen years following the war, enjoyed a monster hit record run in the 1960s to spark a majorly successful music career worldwide, went on to star in more films, plus shows on Broadway and the West End - and is still going at the age of seventy-something.

2:30 NZ Reading

The Shag Incident by Stephanie Johnson read by Madeline McNamara

Jasper's mother Lena is in shock after Jasper's collapse in prison.

2:55 He Rourou

The Northland chiefs who signed the Treaty of Waitangi knew exactly what they were doing, according to the late Ngapuhi elder Sir James Henare.

In He Rourou today we hear the last of the programmes with Sir James, where he talks about the fight to get the Treaty of Waitangi recognised.

2:50 Feature Album

3:08 One Stop Shop

Cooking with Alison Holst:
Alison Holst's Easy "No Knead" Pizza

Wine with wine writer, Yvonne Lorkin:
Cheap and Cheerful - Angel Cove Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Mid Price Magic - Te Hana Sparkling Reserve Cuvée NV
Who Cares What it Costs? - Kidnapper Cliffs Hawke's Bay Syrah 2009

Noelle McCarthy reviews The Runaways, about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name.

3:33 Feature Story

Once again we visit the Republic of Whangamomona, deep in the heart of Taranaki.

If you think this charming town of just forty people on the Forgotten World Highway is a bit out of the way, then think again.

Just a few kilometres away, down what has to be one of the worst roads in the country is the abandoned settlement of Aotuhia. Founded at the very start of the twentieth century, the last settler left the area just forty years later, driven out by the weather, a series of devastating economic crises and the awful loneliness of life in this nearly inaccessible eastern Taranaki valley.

Justin Gregory goes exploring for this lost civilisation. But he's not alone; his traveling companion is one of the most distinguished personages in all of Whangamomona.

3:47 Pre Panel

4:06 The Panel

Finlay MacDonald and Simon Pound