Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 3 April 2013
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Heath McKenzie nominated 'A Forest' by The Cure.
1:15 Link 3
CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION - TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS
PASS THE DUTCHIE - MUSICAL YOUTH
SPACE ODDITY - BOWIE
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON - PETER, PAUL & MARY
GOLDEN BROWN - THE STRANGLERS
SEE EMILY PLAY - PINK FLOYD
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA - OASIS
MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER - ROLLING STONES
The Answer: All three songs, it was claimed, were about drugs.
2:10 Forrest Fenn's Treasure Chest - Forrest Fenn
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
That is the last part of a poem by a man described as a modern day Indiana Jones who has sparked a massive treasure hunt in the mountains near his home in Santa Fe New Mexico.
Forrest Fenn, an antiquities dealer and adventurer, claims to have buried a bronze chest full of rare gold coins, nuggets and artifacts somewhere in the hills. The poem, from his autobiography, The Thrill of the Chase" contains clues to the treasure.
Now, hundreds of people modern day treasure hunters are travelling to New Mexico in search of gold.
2:20 The Watchmaker - Ian Tennent
The time has come for a 121 year old jewellery dynasty in Greymouth to come to an end. The West Coast's last watchmaker, 70 year old Ian Tennent is going to retire. His family has been in the jewellery and watchmaking and repairing business since 1892, when his Grandfather starting working in the business. John Tennent opened the store in 1902. It's been ticking along for more than 100 years, but it is time to call it a day.
2:30 Reading - A short story from Huia's Seventh collection of contemporary Maori fiction. Written by Kelly Joseph, it's "THE CLAW", read by Renae Maihi.
2:45 Feature Album - Hopes and Fears - Keane (2004)
3:10 Virtual World - Hamish MacEwan
3:30 St Stephens - Lisa Thompson
There's a push to re-open the doors to the Anglican Maori boarding school of St Stephens.
A feasibility study into the possible reopening of St Stephens and its sister school Queen Victoria is currently underway, commissioned by the schools' trust board. St Stephen's School, which opened in 1844 at Bombay, had a long history of producing national leaders including King Tuheitea, but it was closed in 2000 for financial and performance reasons.
4:06 David Farrar and Liz Bowen-Clewley are on The Panel today. The crime stats look very rosy in NZ, it's time we all agreed crime is coming down announces the NZ Herald. But coming down at the expense of what? When does a crime investigation become a witch hunt? Where J.R.R. Tolkien got the idea for the ring from. Paying by weight on Samoan Air. Are Maori and Pacific people really worse drivers or have media not unpacked the data properly?