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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 24 March 2017

1:10 First song

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield Photo: WikiCommons

1:15 The failed bid to bring Katherine Mansfield's remains back to NZ

The bid to repatriate Katherine Mansfield's remains, to her Wellington birthplace, has been all but squashed. The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester had written letters in favour of the disinterment, but the request was rejected by the writer's relatives and the mayor of the French city where she's buried.

The bid has been met with wide-spread criticism from Mansfield scholars who have described as ill judged and bizarre. Among them is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers, and latest Poet Laureate, is C.K Stead.

1:25 What bird brains can teach us about intelligence

What can bird brains tell us about the evolution of intelligence? Dr Rachael Shaw is a postdoctoral research fellow, from the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University. She's been testing the intelligence of birds and thinks if we start to understand how birds think about the world, we could use this to develop new methods for conservation.

A female kākā with a transmitter.

A female kākā with a transmitter. Photo: DoC

1:30 Celebrating Young designers

Auckland-based designer, Sherylene Chan. She was named second in the world, at The Rookies Graphic Designer of the Year, through the Media Design School. It's an international award for young designers, creators, innovators. The judges included professionals from Weta Digital, Pixar, Sony Imageworks, Framestore. Sherylene was up against eighteen hundred student submissions, from more than 500 international schools in 77 countries.

1:40 A review of the Adele Concert

RNZ producer Jacob West was among thousands of fans who descended on Mt Smart Stadium last night.

Adele in Concert, Auckland, March 23 2017

Adele in Concert, Auckland, March 23 2017 Photo: Laura Tupou

1:40 Favourite album: Fly My Pretties: A Story

Newshub political reporter Isobel Ewing shares her favourite album, by Wellington group, Fly My Pretties. She has recently returned from an expedition to climb Mt Scott on the Antarctic Peninsula, organised by the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Expedition to climb Mt Scott on the Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition to climb Mt Scott on the Antarctic Peninsula Photo: Supplied/Simon Lucas

2:10 Film Review

Richard Swainson reviews Gary of the Pacific and One Thousand Ropes

2:20 NZ Live: Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid Photo: Supplied

Today on New Zealand Live we welcome home another globetrotting Kiwi artist whose reputation has grown to quite remarkable levels internationally, in such a short while.
She was on this show a little over a year ago.  At that stage she was self managed, had just self-released an album and was planing a short tour to promote it.

She's sitting here today having just returned for a trip to the UK and Europe with her second album in hand and a new management team behind her.

3:10 Food with Annabel Langbein

Chef Annabel Langbein has just released her latest cookbook, Essential and is with us to share her recipe for ceviche

Beachside Ceviche by Annabel Langbein

Beachside Ceviche by Annabel Langbein Photo: supplied

3:20 Beer with Stephanie Coutts

Stephanie talks about the recent hop harvest.


Hops Photo: wikipedia

3:25 Critter of the Week: the Fiordland Crested Penguin/Tawaki

Fiordland crested penguin, Tawaki

Fiordland crested penguin, Tawaki Photo: Thomas Mattern, Tawaki Project

In the depths of the rainforests of New Zealand’s rugged Southwest breeds one of the world’s rarest penguin species - the Fiordland crested penguin. DoC's endangered species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us all about this very versatile penguin species

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show

4:05 The Panel with Duane Major and Michael Deaker