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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 3 December 2015

1:10 First Song

'Stealin' - Uriah Heep. 

1:17 The 'Magenta Adventure' - Barbara Cuthbert

It's bright pink, it's up for the World Architecture Awards, and the 'magenta adventure' has now opened. The official opening of the first phase of the Nelson Street Cycleway, took place at about nine o'clock this morning. Locals, politicians and bike enthusiasts flocked to catch a glimpse of the nearly two kilmoetre cycleway. One enthusiast who was there, is the Chair of Bike Auckland, Barbara Cuthbert.

1:25 GOdrone - Paul Short

He's only 14-years-old and he's already chasing a life-long passion. Inglewood teenager, Paul Short, has started up his own drone business. And he's recently showcased his new business at the A&P Show in Stratford.

1:30 Baked Bean Ducks - Shelley Brown

Saving animals from traumatic situations has become a science but one recent rescue relied on the humble baked bean can. In October, eight ducklings were rescued from a drain in Taupo, they were raised by a swan and now they've just been released back into the wild. Shelley Brown is a volunteer from the Taupo Bird Rescue Trust. She was at the most unusual rescue and recovery.

1:40 Giant Slices of Kiwifruit - Mark Boyle

Last month we caught up with Geoff Maber from Morrinsville, who has plans to introduce a colossal cow, to represent 'The Cream of the Country'. This week, it looks like visitors to Te Puke could be welcomed by giant slices of kiwifruit. It comes after more than 2,500 residents signed a petition, to keep the brand of 'Kiwifruit Capital of the World'. Te Puke Economic Development Group chief executive Mark Boyle is here to explain.

1:40 Favourite Album

Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves.  Chosen by John Ormond of Whakamaru. 

2:10 Money with Mary Holm

Mary explains some common scams and what to look out for in order to keep yourself safe.

2:20 Food Guest - Robin Greer

Robin Greer's savoury yoghurt is proving to be quite a culinary hit.  

3:10 Masterpieces - Fiona McCabe

Fiona McCabe is a concert pianist.  She describes her favourite piece.  

3:25 The Expats - Keith Roberts

Keith Roberts is the head of corporate development and strategy for Virgin group and commercial director of Virgin Enterprises, responsible for licencing the Virgin Brand.

3:30 Our Changing World

Alison Ballance catches up on some hot-off-the-press New Zealand ecology news. There's alarming reports of large declines in native birds and moths, and an intriguing discovery that kiore - or Pacific rats - once ate moa. Talk about a little rat eating a big bird!

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Paul Brennan, Jim Mora and Julie Moffett.