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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 5 April 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Tim Paling of Auckland nominated  'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' by the Smiths.

1:20  New Zealand Live with Zaine Griff. Zaine was 16 when he began playing with the band Human Instinct; then he went and became part of the English new wave scene, and he's played with The Kinks, David Bowie, Kate Bush and Gary Numan. Zaine's new album is out.

2:10 The Young Wrestlers - Geoff Anderson - Every Friday night, a group of 15 year olds gets ready to rumble in Blenheim. They are the Young Lions from a club that teaches students how to be professional wrestlers. They spend two hours training every week at the Mayfield School Hall.  But before they can learn the dramatic moves that made Hulk Hogan and Dwayne the rock johnson household names,  they're taught  the basics of wrestling holds and the art of falling with with as little pain as possible. The Club was started by former  Wellington-based wrestler Geoff Anderson.

2:20 NZ Society - Lisa Thompson
Walking. It's something nearly all of us can do. And for most of us it's a way of getting from A to B and on occasion a leisure pursuit. But for others it is a highly competitive sport. In the second part of this New Zealand society series on our nation's love affair with walking, we meet Mike Parker, one Kiwi whose life has been defined by walking to win.

2:30 Reading - Mick Rose with a short story by Paul Maunder:'Tornado'
A tornado hits the local video store and brings love to two lonely  West Coasters.
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Dead Blondes don't Talk by Dick Walter, tk 7 KPM 369CD

2:45 Feature album - The Stranger - Billy Joel (1977)

3:08 One Stop Shop

Food -  Jacob Brown of the Larder - 'Grissini with Cured Pork Belly'

Wine - Michael Cooper
Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($19)  
Chateau Saint-Paul Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2010 ($29.95)
Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2010 ($50)

Movies - Sarah McMullan - The Host, Trance & Identity Thief.

3:40 Balloons Over Waikato - Michele Connell -  Farmers love it. Hot air Balloonists, not so much.  It's day three of the annual  Balloons Over Waikato festival. Rain grounded the balloons on thursday and wind kept them on the ground  this morning.  There are more than 30 pilots with brightly colored hot air balloons taking part in this year's event.

4:06 On THE PANEL today are Michelle Boag and Brian Edwards. Gareth Morgan will join us for a chat about house prices, tipped to rise 12% in Auckland next year. Can this last? What the Mighty River directors are asking for in salaries and are they worth it? Is daylight saving worth the hassle? Why do we have it again? Was it worth our being in Afghanistan? The smell of Rotorua, and the naming of our islands.