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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 28 January 2011

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull as chosen by Geoff Cox of Christchurch.

1:15 NZ Music - Live

The band with the intriguing title of Her Make Believe Band. They've been based in the UK for that last five years but have returned to longer white clouds and milder winters.

Audio of NZ Music Live can be found on our music web page.

2:10 Feature stories

It's been an uphill battle, but a Manapouri historian has finally convinced the New Zealand Geographic Board to name two mountains after famous New Zealand astronomers. Aaron Nicholson has been campaigning for two years to have mountains in the Kepler Range named after Sir William Pickering and Dr. Beatrice Tinsley.

What do you do when you're 83 years old, you've been married to your childhood sweetheart for 64 years, and you want to shake things up a bit? For Hazel Copeland of Waitara, the answer is "get a tattoo".

2:30 Reading

The Duel on the Creek by Henry Lapham, read by Roy Ward.

2:45 Feature Album

Discovery by French house duo Daft Punk from 2001.

3:08 One Stop Shop

Fresh Fast Food, Weekend Wine, Weekend Weather, Movie Review and This Way of Life

Noelle McCarthy on the hottest movie release of the week, The King's Speech, Yvonne Lorkin with the wine, and the recently honoured, Dame Alison Holst will talk about food.

Weekend Wine
Cheap and cheerful: Jackman Ridge Shiraz
Mid price marvellousness: Wither Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Treat Yourself: Akarua Bannockburn Reserve Pinot Noir 2009

Recipe: Pieburgers

3:33 NZ Society

It's been disparaged as the "Holiday Highway", and it's been lauded as the "umbilical chord" for Northland. Either way, it'll actually be an 800-million dollar plus road stretching Auckland's motorway network another 18-kilometres northward. David Steemson looks at the pros and cons.

4:06 The Panel

Journalists Richard Langston and Simon Pound.