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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 12 August 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Fiji wins its first ever Olympic medal

Fiji is in celebration after its 7's team won the country's first Olympic medal, after beating Great Britain 43-7 to take gold.

The team fell to their knees when the final whistle blew, and then broke into song

One the many Fijians glued to the match was Waisale Serevi is a proud Fijian and World Rugby Hall of Famer.

1:15 The Secret Life of Penguins

Until now, no-one knew where the sub-Antarctic rockhopper and Snares penguins went, while they were at sea between April and October each year.

But a tagging project has found the penguins travelled more than 15,000km in six months.

Dr David Thompson is a seabird ecologist at NIWA, and he led the project.

1:25 25th Anniversary of Christchurch Model Train Show

Neil Andrews describes railway modelling as a 1000 dreams held together by 100 unfinished jobs. He makes his own model railways from scratch, from the trains, to the landscape, tracks and buildings.

Now in his 70's he was the instigator of the Christchurch model train show, which this year celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

1:35 Critter of the Week: The Feather Louse!

The Feather Louse

The Feather Louse Photo: Rod Morris

Ok we admit, this one certainly is not lovable or pretty. There are approx 180 species of feather louse in New Zealand. They particularly love living on the Albatross, with six different species being found on individual birds.  Each louse takes up a different part of albatross real estate, with one species living primarily in the head and neck area, others on the body and the 'monster' louse, Harrisoniella hopkinsi which can be up to a centimetre long, shares the wing area with other species.

Nicola Toki, DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador explains why we should care about these parasitic creatures.

1:40 Favourite album: Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill

2:10 Film Review: Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Absolutely Fabulous The Movie and Poi E: The Story of Our Song.

2:20 NZ Live - The Raven Mavens

The Raven Mavens

The Raven Mavens Photo: RNZ

A Wellington band on New Zealand live today.  They are a Jazz / Blues duo who got together after a chance meeting about four years ago.  It's an unusual combo; piano and clarinet but their live shows are a unique combination of beautiful harmonies, clever lyrics and satire.  They have two albums out and are planning a South Island tour in November

Cindy Muggeridge and Marian Carter are collectively known as the Raven Mavens.

3:10 Otago Cuisine

Mt Difficulty executive chef Werner Hecht-Wendt has joined forces with O'Connell Street Bistro head chef Mark Southon to create a distinctively Otago meal. He'll share his recipe for manuka smoked Red Tussock Venison with forest mushrooms, parsnip puree and roast baby beets finished with pancetta and wild Bannockburn thyme jus.

Mark Southon and Werner Hecht-Wendt with dish and wine in front of Mount Difficulty

Mark Southon and Werner Hecht-Wendt with dish and wine in front of Mount Difficulty Photo: Camilla Rutherford

3:20 Beervana

Beervana starts in Wellington tonight, and many of country's boutique brewers, big and small will be there.

Among them  Jo and Christina Wood, who set up Liberty brewing - initially from their own garage.

3:30 Gardening with kids

Families from the Common Unity Project, which runs the community garden and kitchen at Epuni school, have joined up with organic juicy company, Almighty for a special event to promote gardening and fresh food in Wellington. They're holding a herb harvest at the Bond Street Community Garden tomorrow, and hosting garden to table lunches for Wellington on a Plate

Adán Tijerina of Almighty Juices, and two of his young Epuni school gardeners, Daniel and Zion join Jesse in the studio

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show