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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 February 2016

1:10 First Song

'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore' - Prince.  

1:15 Auckland Council Housing Density - Dr Sudhvir Singh

The Auckland Council's public meeting on its housing density proposals kicks off at 2pm today. And some are saying it's hard to imagine a happy ending. The council needs to take its plan for housing density to the government appointed Unitary Plan Independent Hearing Panel, but they updated and expanded the plan in December and some home owners in the affected suburbs have complained they should have been consulted. This pressure has led to a special meeting today where councillors will vote on whether to stick to the expanded plan, or revert to the original 2013 plan after all. Dr Sudhvir Singh is a spokeperson for Generation Zero.

1:20 Auckland Council Housing Density - Richard Burton

Auckland 2040 spokesperson, Richard Burton, talks about what he expects from the Auckland Council's public meeting on density proposals.

1:25 Prince - Steve Yanko

Prince is playing his first ever shows in Auckland tonight, and fans have been given strict instructions about the sold-out shows. Promoters advised fans could be sent home, if caught using mobile phones at the concerts. The star is playing two shows at ASB Theatre tonight, at 6.30pm and 10pm. And tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale. Melbourne-based music teacher, songwriter and consultant, Steve Yanko is a huge Prince fan. Steve was at the recent Melbourne concert.

1:35 Sound Archives - Sarah Johnston

A major project currently underway at the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound - or Nga Taonga Sound and Vision -   is digitising and describing nearly 1,000 acetate disc sound recordings of New Zealanders made between 1945 and 1949. The New Zealand Broadcasting Service Mobile Unit collection was last year entered into UNESCO's "Memory of the World" register as being a significant national treasure of documentary heritage, and today Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga is going to play us a couple of tracks from that collection.

1:40 Favourite Album

Waves - Waves

2:10 Pole Vault Champion - Eliza McCartney

It's been a big week for New Zealand's 19 year-old pole vaulting sensation Eliza McCartney. Eliza took out the Next Emerging Talent Award at the Halberg Awards. Then she added four new New Zealand records to the books at the opening of the AUT Millennium pole vault facility last night.  

2:20 Roadmap - Te Kauwhata

The New Zealand Road Map book has fallen open at the Waikato page today and three main geographical features stand out immediately; The Waikato River (our longest),  Lake Waikare (third largest shollow water lake in the country) and Whangamarino, (the largest area of swamp land remaining in New Zealand.)  In fact it's the largest swamp in the southern hemisphere. Slotted neatly between lake and swamp, on a norrow ridge, is a township the Locals call T.K.   It's Maori name translates as empty storehouse, and tells the story of the time the local hapu found itself with insufficient provisions to feed visitors.               

3:10 Geoffonomics - Geoff Simmons

For something a bit different this afternoon, we've invited Geoff Simmons in for a chat about the unusal phenomenon of negative interest rates, being used by some central banks at the moment. Geoff is an economist working for the Morgan Foundation - an independent foundation which aims to stimulate debate on the important issues facing New Zealand.

3:20 Fiji Cyclone - Alex Perrotett

Alex Perrottet from RNZ International provides an update on cyclone damage in Fiji.

3:25 The Wireless

This week in RNZ's online magazine THE WIRELESS we're running five Q&As with five people helping to make post-quake Christchurch a cooler place to live. Lucy Smith, who's on an internship from the Christchurch Broadcasting School, is doing the interviews and she is here to tell us about the series.  

3:35 New Zealand Society

We check in on the Wellington Lochiel Marching Drill Team who recently performed in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to see why they still take part in the dying sport.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

What the world is talking about with Jesse Mulligan, Jim Mora and Julie Moffett.

Music played in this show


ARTIST:    Prince
SONG:    How Come You Don't Call Anymore
COMP:    Prince
ALBUM:    The Hits' B Sides
LABEL:    Warner


ARTIST:    Waves
TITLE:        Elouise    
COMP:    Graham Gash
ALBUM:    Waves
LABEL:    Ode

ARTIST:    Waves
TITLE:        Castle Gates    
COMP:    Graham Gash
ALBUM:    Waves
LABEL:    Ode

ARTIST:    Waves
TITLE:        Arrow
COMP:    Kevin Wildman
ALBUM:    Waves
LABEL:    Ode

ARTIST:    Waves
TITLE:        The Dolphin Song
COMP:    Graham Gash
ALBUM:    Waves
LABEL:    Ode

New Zealand Road Map:

ARTIST:    Billy Joel
TITLE:        River of Dreams
COMP:    Billy Joel
ALBUM:    River of Dreams
LABEL:    Columbia

ARTIST:    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
TITLE:        Fire Lake
COMP:    Bob Seger
ALBUM:    Fire Lake
LABEL:    Capitol

ARTIST:    Swamp Thing
TITLE:        Balladeer
COMP:    Michael Barker, Grant Haua
ALBUM:    Balladeer
LABEL:    Yellow Eye


ARTIST:    Weird Al Yankovic
TITLE:        Eat It
COMP:    Michael Jackson / Al Yankovic
ALBUM:    Weird Al Yankoviv in 3D
LABEL:    Scotti Bros