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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 9 October 2017

1:10 First song:  For What It's Worth by Liam Gallagher

1:15 New Zealand parks on display in China

An exhibition's been unveiled in Beijing, showing off New Zealand's national parks in the hope of sharing tips with China on managing its protected areas.

There are displays showcasing historic documents, outdoor equipment and a three-metre tall giant moa skeleton.

Its part of Lincoln University's five-year collaboration with Chinese Universities to establish a national agency there based on our environmental successes here. Project leader Mick Abbott, associate professor at Lincoln, tell us more.

Moa skeleton

Moa skeleton Photo: Supplied

1:25 The history of the Pelorus Mail Boat

Since 1918, Marlborough sounds residents have had their mail, groceries and provisions delivered by water, carried by the Pelorous Mail Boat. 

Still operating today, it's one of the world's last such mail services. 

It's history in the community and the family that ran the boat for years has been documented in a book Time and Tide...which also serves as somewhat of a love letter about the beautiful place it's set.

The novel's author Lorain Day tell us about writing the novel. 

1:40 Hidden Figures on tourism

We had 3.5 million visitors from overseas in 2016. Lillian Grace of looks at the statistics held about tourism in and out of New Zealand.

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Photo: Supplied/Figure NZ

1:40 Great album

2:10 Television Critic Alex Casey

Alex has been watching :

Marriage at First Sight New Zealand (Tv3)

Deuce (Soho)

Big Mouth (Netflix)

Big Foot Bandits (TVNZ 2)

2:20 Expert feature: Lou Sanson, the Director General of DoC.

It's Conservation week next week - and also Save the Kiwi Month, so our Monday expert is Lou Sanson, the Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

He joins us to talk about the state of our conservation estate and the plants and animals that make our country special.

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Photo: AFP

3:10 The secret lives of wild animals

Wild animals around the world have secret lives, as they journey across vast landscapes propelled by instinct to find food and water. But technology like  satellites,  drones and cell networks are revealing those secrets, providing  surprising details about where migrating animals  go and what they do.

James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti tell the stories of animal tracking that include include an elephant who texted for help and jaguars taking selfies in their new book,  Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics  We'll talk to Oliver Uberti

Oliver Uberti

Oliver Uberti Photo:

3:35 Voices

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Nevil Gibson and Josie Pagani