1:10 First song


Mundy Photo: Supplied

Visiting Irish entertainer Mundy performs today's first song.  It's a celebrated track from his first album "Jelly Legs" released in 1996.  The song, "To You I Bestow", was included on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation Romeo + Juliet.

1:15 Our Waterways: A Farmer's Perspective

The Government's target to boost water quality in lakes and rivers has come under fire. Nick Smith has set out a long-term goal of making 90 percent of rivers and lakes safe for swimming. But environmental activists are calling the new targets a con and the newly defined term, 'swimmable', has freshwater scientists divided on what that will mean. But one dairy farmer says the science and numbers won't change a thing. Aaron Wilson farms land in Balfour.

Dairy farmer, Aaron Wilson, says the science and numbers won't change a thing.

Dairy farmer, Aaron Wilson, says the science and numbers won't change a thing. Photo: 123RF

1.25 A Time Traveller's Tale

String theory, multiverses, the big bang, and inflation theory can be mind-bending concepts to ponder. Dr Brian Greene is a science communicator and professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University. He has dedicated the majority of his career to the concept of string theory. Re-imagining the very structure of our universe, and attempting to combine understanding of the interaction of four fundamental forces of the universe, into one simple equation: a unified 'theory of everything'. Brian is coming to New Zealand in March, to give a talk, titled 'A Time Traveller's Tale'.

A Time Traveller's Tale.

A Time Traveller's Tale. Photo: Supplied

1:45 Favourite Album: the Stooges

NZ Artist Ronnie van Hout chooses 'The Stooges' by The Stooges.

Ronnie will be speaking on Thursday 2 March at the City Gallery, Wellington.

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews T2 Trainspotting and Split

2:20 NZ Live: Jesse Sheehan

Jesse Sheehan

Jesse Sheehan Photo: Supplied

Today's New Zealand Live guest has already achieved a lot for someone so young.   While still at school, he became the first ever solo artist to win the Smokefree Rock Quest.  Since then he has twice been a finalist in the coveted APRA Silver Scroll for song writing, and a member on Neil Finn's touring band.

For the last year and a half he's been living in London, but is back home now, touring, recording and, tomorrow, will be performing a the Coastella music festival on the Kapiti Coast.

3:10 Julie Biuso talks plums

Plums are out in force, and chef Julie Biuso talks about all the things you can do with them, and answer some of your questions.

She also shares a recipe for Plum Tart

Plum Tart

Plum Tart Photo: Aaron McLean

3:20 Wine with Joelle Thomson

3:25 Critter of the week: The Karaka Kakariki

Orange Fronted Parakeet

Orange Fronted Parakeet Photo: Supplied

DoC's endangered species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us about Orange Fronted Parakeets or karaka kakariki - one of five parakeets native to NZ.

Orange fronted parakeets are nationally endangered, and are struggling to hold on in the wild (beech forests in Arthur’s Pass) with probably only a few hundred birds remaining there. 

These birds are the rarest of our parakeet/kakariki species.

In the past decade, rat and stoat explosions have wiped out some breeding strongholds and reduced other local populations by up to 85%.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Damon Salesa and Jock Anderson


Music played in this show

1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST:    Mundy
TITLE:      To You I Bestow (From Romeo + Juliet)
COMP:     Mundy.
ALBUM:   Jelly Legs
LIVE:       RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    The Stooges
TITLE:      Wanna Be Your Dog
COMP:     Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop.
ALBUM:   The Stooges
LABEL:    Elektra

ARTIST:    The Stooges
TITLE:      1969
COMP:     Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop.
ALBUM:   The Stooges
LABEL:    Elektra

ARTIST:    Jake Bugg
TITLE:      Storm Passes Away
COMP:     Jake Bugg
ALBUM:   Shangri La
LABEL:     Virgin

ARTIST:    Jesse Sheehan
TITLE:      Real Love Evolution
COMP:     Jesse Sheehan
ALBUM:   Unreleased  to be recorded in April
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland    

ARTIST:    Jesse Sheehan
TITLE:      Girl (If You Are Who You Say You Are)    
COMP:     Jesse Sheehan, Neil Finn
ALBUM:   Drinking With The Birds
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Jesse Sheehan
TITLE:      To See And Be Seen
COMP:     Thomas James Smith
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Jesse Sheehan
TITLE:      Most High
COMP:     Jesse Sheehan
ALBUM:   Unreleased
LIVE:        RNZ Auckland

ARTIST:    Talking Heads
TITLE:      The Book I Read
COMP:     David Byrne
ALBUM:   Talking Heads: 77
LIVE:        Sire