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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 3 October 2013

1:10 Best Song Ever Written  Adrian McDonald of Invercargill nominated Hocus Pocus" is a 1971 instrumental from Focus II.

1:25 Your Place Pukerua Bay today, just north of Wellington, a little cradle for creativity this community. Our tour guides are: Ashley Blair, Diana Beaufort and Pauline Morse.

2:10 Cannock Chase - Delores Ho - In June 1917.  the soldiers of the Otago Regiment of the New Zealand Rifle brigade helped secure a hard fought  victory  at Messines in Belgium. Many of us know about this famous World War One battle. But what few knew, is what the surviving troops did  when they returned  to England, to Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. They recreated the battle field complete with trenches buildings, roads and even windmills on a smaller scale in an area the size of a football field near their training base.
Six years ago, a Weimeraner dog named Parker rediscovered a section of a concrete terrain on the field.
Since then, The Chase Project has been excavating the site. The model built by New Zealand troops is now almost fully exposed.  
Delores Ho is the archivist at the National Army Museum and she's been helping the Chase Project with research and has visited the site herself.

2:20 Free Climbing Record - Mayan Smith-Gobat - A New Zealand woman has set a new speed record for  free climbing  the world famous 2307metre granite Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California.
She and her climbing partner raced up the steep granite monolith is just 5 hours and 39 minutes... shaving nearly 2 hours off her old record. The only rope she uses is there for safety,  to prevent a fall but she doesn't use it to climb at all. Now she has two other records in her sights, including plans  to become the first woman to free-climb the technically difficult  link-up of El Capitan and the Half Dome formation  in under 24 hours. But the US government shutdown may skuttle those plans.

2:30 Reading - Part four of Gerard Hindmarsh's memoir, 'Swamp Fever'

2:45 Feature Album - Innocents - Moby (2013)

3:10 Australia's Asylum Stand-off - BBC Witness - In 2001, Australia refused entry to more than 400 refugees aboard a Norwegian freight ship, the Tampa. The people on board were mainly Afghans fleeing the Taliban, who had set sail in a fishing boat from Indonesia. The refugees became the centre of an international row over who should give them shelter.

3:20  The Scape 7 Public Art Biennial - Katy Gosset in Christchurch where art and international space research are being brought together as part of a public art biennial.

3.30 Machine versus Hand-Harvesting Grapes - Lisa Thompson - The harvesting of grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the winemaking process.  However, the traditional view that hand picking of grapes is needed to produce the best wine is being challenged. Lisa Thompson finds out how machine harvesting is helping to produce higher levels of the aromas characteristic of award-winning New Zealand Sauvignon blanc.

4.06  Sir Bruce Slane and Irene Gardiner are on The Panel today: the debt being take on by our councils as they pay all these employees high salaries. The campaign in New York, speaking of what ratepayers fund, to give women a better self-image.  
Are the new crime stats kosher? Is crime really going down across the board? New Zealanders in Australia and how they're going, as Tony Abbott says he loves us because we've got get up and go... not that he'd want to see us given citizenship there in a hurry. And the shutdown in America and the relationship it has - not immediately apparent I admit - with when you become an adult. Are you more or less a child now until you are 25?