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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 29 July 2011

Presented by Sandy Hodge

Sandy HodgeSandy has had an extensive association with the media - from behind the microphone to behind the cameras, from online, to offline, to Frontline, she has worked in radio and television for most of her career.

She is no stranger to Afternoons with Jim Mora, having worked as a producer for the programme.  In more recent months she has been a regular guest on The Panel.

The other love of her life are her nine year old twins.

1:10 Best Song Ever Written

We Are The Champions - Queen

Tony Rabbitt - President of the Rugby Southland Supporters Club

1:15 NZ Live

Wellington jazz musician Kevin Clark with Fran Barton.

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

2:10 Apple and Pear tree-burning protests in Australia

Apple and pear growers in Victoria have held a mass rally burning dead trees to symbolise what they say will happen to their industry when the ban on NZ apples is lifted

About 2 thousand people gathered in Greater Shepparton to protest against the relaxation of restrictions against apples imported from New Zealand.

Their concern is that the New Zealand apples will bring the disease, fire blight among them.

One who took part in lighting the giant bonfire was Greater Shepparton Mayor, Councillor Geoff Dobson.

2:20 The proposed Hokitika Rimu Treetop Walk

Westland District Council Mayor, Maureen Pugh, is backing a plan to create a walk through natic West Coast forest. The walk will be 30 meters above the forest-floor. If the development is approved construction could start as early as March 2012.

Estimates are that it'll bring about 7 million dollars into the local economy and around 175,000 visitors to the area.

2:30 NZ Reading

Joe Bennett with episode five of his own book, 'Where Underpants Come From'.

2:45 Feature Album

Innervisions - Stevie Wonder (1973)

3:10 Fresh Fast Food with Julie Biuso

Mini hot-smoked Salmon and Potato Cakes

3:20 Weekend Wine with Yvonne Lorkin

Cheap and cheerful: Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011)

Mid-price magic: Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2010

Splurge: Fromm Marlborough Riesling Spatlese 2009 $30

3:26 Movie Review with Sarah McMullan

Sarah reviews more films from the New Zealand International 2011 Film Festival.

3:35 The Vault

The Vault looks back at the history of the Christchurch Press as it celebrates a hundred and fifty years.

4:06 The Panel with Jonathon Krebs and Simon Pound.