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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 August 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Unitary Plan debate Excludes Māori Board

In a surprise move, the final debate over Auckland's Unitary Plan will exclude two members of the city's Independent Māori Statutory Board.

The board has agreed to let the debate shift away from a committee they sit on, and be conducted by the council's Governing Body. RNZ's Auckland Correspondent, Todd Niall, explains.

A photo of Auckland taken from the air

Auckland Unitary Plan Photo: Auckland City Council

1:20   Alcohol Interlocks Mandatory for worst drink-drivers
Alcohol interlocks are to become compulsory, for New Zealand's worst drink-drivers.

Under tougher new rules, anyone caught drink driving twice within five years or anyone caught more than three times over the legal limit will receive an interlock sentence.

Gerald Waters has set up a charitable trust, Researching Impaired Driving in New Zealand, on behalf of the friends and family of Katherine Kennedy who was killed by a recidivist drunk driver in 2010.

He's spent his time researching and studying Alcohol and Other Drug impaired driving in New Zealand and internationally.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss demonstrated the alcohol interlock.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss demonstrated the alcohol interlock. Photo: RNZ / Benedict Collins

1.30 Itty Bitty Beats take out 2016 Children's Music Awards

Christchurch due, Itty Bitty Beats, has cleaned up at the 2016 Children's Music Awards. Lucy Hiku and Jenny Payne won both the APRA Best Children's Music Song and Recorded Music Best Children's Album.

The awards were presented at a ceremony held in Auckland last night.

Policewomen at the Trentham Police Training School in 1956

Policewomen at the Trentham Police Training School in 1956 Photo: National Library NZ

1:35 Our women in blue - 75 years of New Zealand policewomen

The New Zealand police are holding a number of events this year to mark 75 years since the first women joined the force in this country.

The first women officers joined  in a number of limited roles in 1941.

Today Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision joins us to play some sound recordings about our women in blue.

Nga Taonga has also put the full versions of the audio Sarah played for us on its website

Talk on police women in New Zealand 1956

Spectrum 756 - Betty Bennett - Call me Ma'am part 1

Spectrum 757 - Betty Bennett - Call me Ma'am part 2

Insight '86 - Women in the Police

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Music Critic - Colin Morris

Joan Baez; 75th Birthday Celebration
Featuring David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson.

Songs of Separation (Various Artists)

The Scottish Independence referendum inspired the folk scene's latest concept project, which
sets out to examine what unites and divides us, personally, socially, spiritually and politically.

Barrie M Osborne

Barrie M Osborne Photo: Supplied

2:20 Bookmarks with film producer, Barrie M Osborne

On Bookmarks today, a film maker, born in New York and a resident of New Zealand for a time where his name was associated with the Lord of The Rings trilogy.  He's a multi-Oscar winner and has recently completed work on the remake of the Disney kids classic Pete's Dragon, filmed entirly in this country and using an 80% kiwi crew.

That movie had it's premier in L.A. on Monday but Barrie wasn't there, he's currently working on another film in Auckland.

3:10 Warwick Wilson - the accidental ecologist

50 years ago Warwick Wilson bought 400 hectares of bushland on the Kuaotunu Peninsula in the Coromandel - the plan was to clear the native bush and graze 3-thousand sheep. But he didn't. And over the next few decades came to learn about the inhabitants of the bush on his land, including the endangered brown kiwi. 

He went on to become a founding member of Project Kiwi, a community project to protect the North Island brown kiwi that is about to celebrate its 20th birthday.

The trust commissioned Sue Hoffart to write the book, Project Kiwi, which centres around Warwick Wilson and his efforts to protect our native icon. He joins Jesse in the Auckland studio.

Images from Project Kiwi by Sue Hoffart:

3:35 Spoken Feature

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show