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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 3 November 2010

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple as chosen by David Huxley from Sydney.

1:15 Link 3 - music game

2:10 Feature stories

As if the crumbling ceilings, broken sewage pipes and torn up roads weren't enough for the people of North Christchurch to deal with, now there's a new problem that may be caused by the September earthquake: mosquitos.

Peter Alexander is top dog when it comes to designer sleepware. The venture that started out on his mother's dining room table has grown to employ hundreds of staff around the world with more than 30 stores in Australia and New Zealand.

2:30 Reading

Episode three of Butler's Ringlet by Laurence Fearnley, read by Matthew Chamberlain.

2:45 He Rourou

A 25-year development strategy- for the three tribes of Horowhenua and Kapiti was recognised at this year's Maori Language week awards. Ana Tapiata talks with Whatarangi Winiata, one of the architects of the project Generation Two Thousand.

2:50 Feature Album

Sir Elton John calls has called it quits. He says he's too old to write pop songs and can't compete with today's contemporary writers. At 63 he says he'd rather devote his time to side projects like The Scissor Sisters. He is also working on a song with Lady Gaga at the moment, but don't expect a new Elton album anytime soon. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was an album that Elton was contractually obligated to supply to DJM records and it is today's feature album.

3:12 Virtual World

Jules Older on what is happening in the Virtual World.

3:33 Auckland story

There's a plea for more information from an Auckland couple investigating the murder of a relative 70-years ago at a hotel situated where Radio New Zealand House in Auckland now stands.

Mrs Kathleen Rolfe was found fatally wounded at the Cecil Private Hotel in 1941, while close by her second husband lay dead with a bullet wound and a pistol near by. Now Kathleen's relatives want to know more.

See images of Kathleen and news media at the time of the murder.

John Bass is contactable on

4:06 The Panel with Graham Bell and John Barnett