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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 11 October 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Love me like the world is ending by Ben Lee as chosen by Jan Simmons of Wainuiomata.

1:15 8 Months To Mars - what would well-known people do on an trip to Mars?

Our passenger today is a Living Work of Art who was awarded the Queen's Service Medal last year. He's well known to residents of the city and has led a rather fascinating life. The Wizard of New Zealand.

2:10 Feature stories

100 years ago, a group of farmers and gold miners got together to play music on their only day off, Sunday afternoon. The Kokatahi Accordion Bush Band was born and the band is celebrating its centenary with concerts around the West Coast.

Eighty metres west of Great Barrier Island in the outer Hauraki Gulf lies a remote island surrounded by steep rugged cliffs. Motu Kaikoura seems like the perfect place for native flaura and fauna to flourish. But years of ravaging by deer, pigs, cats and rabbits is proving difficult to overcome. A restoration programme in 2007 removed all the animals, but a new survey by the Motu Kaikoura Trust shows birdlife has not returned to the island in the numbers they would have liked.

You Me Now2:30 You Me ... Now!

Following the trials and tribulations of a group of friends as they find love in the city.

2:45 He Rourou

Ana Tapiata catches up with the top female speaker at this years national secondary school Maori speech competitions. The winner was Puhiaurangi Black, a senior student at Turakina Maori Girls College in Marton.

2:50 Feature Album

Double Fantasy by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1980.

3:12 Author Slot

Ever since he was a teenager Ian Robinson wanted to go to Kabul and follow in the footsteps of the Silk Road - and in 2008 he did, writing a book in the process which is published this month. Tea With The Taliban is his take on the proud nation.

3:47 Our Changing World

Working with flames reaching 2200 degrees Celcius, scientific glassblowers have a scorcher of a job. But with only ten or so scientific glassblowers in New Zealand, and no new ones being trained up, the profession is somewhat of a dying art.

Ruth Beran visits Mike Wadsworth in the basement of the Chemistry building at the University of Auckland, who shows her some glassblowing in action.

4:06 The Panel

Gordon McLauchlan and Simon Pound.