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1:10 First song

1:15 Environmentally-friendly farming

Every year Environment Southland honours those in the community working to better their environment. 

Local farmers Graeme and Jan Appleby have been recognised for their mission to transform a peat bog into a usable block of land.

After tackling 4-metre high gorse, it's now been granted a protection covenant and is home to rare birds and plants. 

Graeme tells us about the restoration. 

Graeme and Jan Appleby

Graeme and Jan Appleby Photo: Environment Southland

1:20 Colouring-in: Not just a fad

Grab your felt pens and paper, new research says colouring-in is therapeutic for adults as well as kids. 

The Otago University study looked at whether adult colouring books were worth the hype, and found that daily colouring-in could improve some mental health conditions, like anxiety and depressive symptoms. 

The co-author of the study Dr Celia Lie tells us more about the benefits of colouring. 

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

1:25 Mascara for charity

Anyone who has ever bought make up knows it can be pretty expensive. 

Three years ago two young kiwi women decided all that money spent on cosmetics could also be spent on helping those in need. 

So they decided to do something about it, creating a start up that gives the 50 per cent of the profits of eye make up back to a charity - for now, the Fred Hollows Foundation, which tackles blindness in the Pacific. 

Last week a kickstarter campaign was launched to get Indigo and Iris off the ground. Within 5 days they'd raised more than $20,000. We speak to chief executive Hannah Duder. 

Hannah and Bonnie created the start up Indigo & Iris

Hannah and Bonnie created the start up Indigo & Iris Photo: Supplied / credit dinosaurtoast

1:35 Sound Archives: A slice of 1972 life

Where were you in 1972?  It was the year the Labour Party under Norman Kirk came to power after 12 years of National-led government and we watched the first live television coverage of an All Black test.   But on the radio, it was the year the Spectrum radio documentary series was launched and in today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we are going to listen of a slice of life in the Hutt Valley,  in one of the early Spectrum programmes, A Sound Picture of Suburbia.

Stokes Valley Shops 1970

Stokes Valley Shops 1970 Photo: Julie Foote/Old Wellington Region/facebook

1:40 Great album

The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 

2:20 Bookmarks: Traci Houpapa

Today's Bookmarks guest is a woman whose business leadership skills is gaining her international recognition.

Traci Houpapa is the head of the Federation of Maori Authorities, she's the chair of Our Land and Water
National Science Challenge, a director of Predator Free 2050, and she's on the Victoria University Council.

She talks to Jesse about being a vegan working in the agribusiness sector and about her roots in Taumarunui.

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Photo: RNZ/Susan Murray

3:10 NZ technology used to target world's most invasive pests

The New Zealand conservation technology company, Goodnature is sharing its technology in the fight against some of the world's most dangerous invasive species. 

It's created special larger traps to deal with the Mongoose in Hawaii, the American mink in Scandinavia and Grey squirrels in the United Kingdom

Robbie van Dam is the founder and co-director of Goodnature and tells us all about getting communities on board with pest eradication, here and around the world.

The new Goodnature A18 trap which has been designed for both mongoose and mink

The new Goodnature A18 trap which has been designed for both mongoose and mink Photo: Supplied/Goodnature

For more information on pest trapping in New Zealand, you can read Jesse's FAQ based on his experience of using traps in his back yard.

3:35 Are We There Yet?

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

4:05 The Panel with Emma Espiner and Morgan Godfrey



Music played in this show

1:10pm - FIRST SONG:
ARTIST: Omar     
TITLE: There's Nothing LIke This
ALBUM: There's Nothing LIke This
LABEL:  Kongo Records Talkin' Loud    


1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:
ARTIST: Franki Vallie and The Four Seasons    
TITLE: December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"    
COMP: Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker    
ALBUM: The Very Best of Franki Vallie and The Four Seasons    
LABEL:      Rhino    

ARTIST: Franki Vallie and The Four Seasons    
TITLE: Grease     
COMP: Barry Gibb
ALBUM: The Very Best of Franki Vallie and The Four Seasons    
LABEL:      Rhino    

ARTIST: Shilpa Ray     
TITLE:  Morning Terrors Nights of Dread    
ALBUM: Door Girl     
LABEL: Northern Spy Records    

ARTIST: Margo Price    
TITLE:  A Little Pain"        
ALBUM: All American Made    
LABEL: Third Man Records     

Chosen by Traci Houpapa

ARTIST:    Beyonce
TITLE:      Halo
COMP:    Ryan Tedder Beyoncé Knowles
ALBUM:    I Am... Sasha Fierce
LABEL:          Columbia

ARTIST:    Stan Walker
TITLE:      New Takeover (3:18)   
ALBUM:    New Takeover