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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 April 2018

Short Story Club

Next week our story is Antony Millen's Fishing the Pungapunga

The prize for the writer of the best email about this is his novel Te Kauhanga

1:10 First song: Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince

1:15 Keeping our native fish on the move

New Zealand's native fish need their roads to get around just as we do - but our roads are blocking theirs.

Every time a road crosses a stream it creates a barrier to fish swimming up and down it. A new set of guidelines released this week aims to help councils ensure pipes, weirs and culverts are fish friendly.

1:25 The case for super-fasting

What the Fast espouses the benefits of the Super Fast diet.

Significantly reducing what you eat on Monday and Tuesday and combining it with a low-carb, healthy-fat lifestyle will lead to better and longer life according to a new book.


In What the Fast! authors Professor Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn and chef Craig Rodger draw on the latest research in nutrition, biochemistry, medicine and behavioural science to develop the concept of super-fasting.

Wallace talks to Dr Caryn Zinn about how to go about fasting and what its health benefits are.

1:35 Going back to Manurewa

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Photo: Adam Bryce

Fashion photographer Adam Bryce grew up in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa and he recently returned to document the people who live there.

The result is an exhibition of photos, a book and collaborations with the local board, business association, police and schools.

1:40 Great album: Songs from the Front Lawn

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Photo: wikipedia

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Sweet Country and Faces Places

2:20 NZ Live: Hopetoun Brown

Nick Atkinson and Tim Stewart make up the duo of Hopetoun Brown and for today's NZ Live they're joined by regular contributors to their shows, Finn Scholes and Steve Abel.

The band recently released its third album, titled Don't Let Them Lock You Up, to coincide with a performance at this year's WOMAD festival. They play some of their new songs from our Auckland studio and talk to Wallace about their upcoming 36-date tour.

Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson make up the duo Hopetoun Brown. They're regularly joined by Finn Scholes and Steve Abel.

Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson make up the duo Hopetoun Brown. They're regularly joined by Finn Scholes and Steve Abel. Photo: The Label NZ

3:10 Food with Michael Dearth

Michael Dearth of Auckland restaurant The Grove tells us about his recent food tour of France

3:20 Talk the Walk: The Milford Track

Last week it was the Routeburn, this week we look at the Milford track in Fiordland. David Slack walked it late last year, and tells us about this incredible walk.

 3:25 Critter of the Week Giant Kokopu

It’s World Fish Migration Day on 21 April – a global bi-annual event that shines a light on migratory fish and their need for open river systems.  Aotearoa has five species of migrating fish and DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, talks about the largest species - Giant Kokopu – and how barriers in waterways can prevent them from migrating.

Giant kokopu

Giant kokopu Photo: DOC/Sjaan Bowie

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

4:05 The Panel Hosted by Tim Watkin with panellists Chris Clarke and Lynda Hallinan