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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 2 August 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 David Bain to get $925 thousand, but govt says its NOT compensation

The government will not give David Bain any compensation for wrongful conviction, but is giving him what it calls an ex-gratia payment of 925 thousand dollars to avoid further legal proceedings & further costs the Crown.  

At a media conference late this morning, the Justice Minister Amy Adams said a report by retired Australian High Court Judge Ian Callinan concluded Mr Bain should not be compensated because he has not established his innocence on the balance of probabilities.

However she said Mr Bain would receive $925,000 to reflect the time and cost involved in his compensation claim, and also to avoid further legal proceedings and costs to the Crown.

With me now is defence lawyer Jonathan Eaton, who represented Rex Haig, who had his murder  conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal in 2008 after serving 10 years in prison. Like David Bain his request for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment was rejected.

1:25 Fight to save the Okura Estuary from development

A group of Hibiscus Coast locals is urging the council to overturn a decision by the Unitary Plan panel to allow development around the Okura estuary.

The panel has recommended the rural urban boundary be extended, which will mean the southern side of the estuary can be urbanised.

The estuary is part of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and environmental groups say the development will pollute the tidal estuary and threaten the wildlife, including the endangered New Zealand dotterel, which nests on the sand spits.

Okura Estuary

Okura Estuary Photo: supplied

1:35 Dan Slevin on movies about the Olympics

1:40 Favourite album: Colin Hogg talks about Inside Out by Graham Brazier

2:10 We review Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Charlotte Graham, a lifelong Harry Potter fan, reviews the the eighth story in series and the first official Harry Potter stage play.  "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child" premiered in London's West End at the weekend and the publish script was released as a book last Sunday.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Photo: supplied

2:20 The Great New Zealand Album: "South" - Shona Laing 

Shona Laing

Shona Laing Photo: Supplied

In 1972 a 17 year old from Eastbourne near Wellington surprised the nation with her entry into the TV talent showcase "New Faces."  Her song "1905", climbed to number four on the New Zealand pop charts and she won several music awards including Best New Artist, before moving to London and working with Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

A decade later she returned home and released what was to be her most successful album "South."  Three years ago she was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.  She is Shona Laing

3:10 Beyond adorable, Slothlove

Sloth Love

Sloth Love Photo: Sam Trull

Cute doesn't even begin to describe the orphaned sloths wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull has dedicated her life to saving.  Her new book, Slothlove, is full of images of orphaned sloths she has saved at the Sloth Institute she co-founded in Costa Rica, and busts some myths about the mysterious creatures. 

All images courtesy of Sam Trull.

3:30 Science and environment stories

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

Music played in this show

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

ARTIST:    Viola Beach
TITLE:        Swings and Waterslides
COMP:    Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin
ALBUM:    Viola Beach
LABEL:    Fuller Beans

FEATURE: Dan Slevin on Rio
ARTIST:    Vangelis
TITLE:        Chariots of Fire
COMP:    Vangelis Papathanassiou
ALBUM:    Chariots of Fire
LABEL:    Polydor

ARTIST:    Graham Brazier
TITLE:        No Mysteries
COMP:    Graham Brazier
ALBUM:    Inside Out
LABEL:    Ripper

ARTIST:    Graham Brazier
TITLE:        Juan Pacenta
COMP:    Graham Brazier
ALBUM:    Inside Out
LABEL:    Ripper

ARTIST:    Graham Brazier
TITLE:        Billy Bold
COMP:    Graham Brazier
ALBUM:    Inside Out
LABEL:    Ripper

ARTIST:    Shona Laing
TITLE:        (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy
COMP:    Shona Laing
ALBUM:    South
LABEL:    Pagan

ARTIST:    Shona Laing
TITLE:        Highway Warriors
COMP:    Shona Laing
ALBUM:    South
LABEL:    Pagan

ARTIST:    Shona Laing
TITLE:        Soviet Snow (American Remix) EDIT
COMP:    Shona Laing
ALBUM:    South
LABEL:    Pagan

ARTIST:    Shona Laing
TITLE:        South
COMP:    Shona Laing
ALBUM:    South
LABEL:    Pagan

ARTIST:    Kora
TITLE:        See Me
COMP:    Francis Kora, Dan McGruer
ALBUM:    Volume (Ep)
LABEL:    Private

ARTIST:    Shona Laing
TITLE:        God Defend New Zealand
COMP:    Thomas Bracken, John Joseph Woods,
ALBUM:    Music of New Zealand
LABEL:    Digital Download

ARTIST:    Van Morrison
TITLE:        Cleaning Windows
COMP:    Van Morrison
ALBUM:    Beautiful Vision
LABEL:    Mercury