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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 27 April 2018

1:10 First song

1:15 What happens when international trade emissions are regulated?

A leading energy research group says more attention needs to be paid to what regulations on emissions from international shipping and aviation could do to this country’s wellbeing.


The Productivity Commission released a draft document explaining what New Zealand has to do to become a low-emissions economy.

But the National Energy Research Institute says the commission almost exclusively focused on domestic emissions.

The institute’s chair Janet Stephenson explains why it is so important for New Zealand to start thinking about future international moves against emissions from international transport.

International regulations over international aviation and shipping needs to be considered by the Productivity Commission, according to the National Energy Research Institute.

International regulations over international aviation and shipping needs to be considered by the Productivity Commission, according to the National Energy Research Institute. Photo:

1:25 #Himtoo - Should Jesus be recognised as a victim of sexual assault?

Should Jesus be recognised as a victim of sexual violence? Theologian David Tombs from the University of Otago thinks so. He believes the recognition of Jesus' sexual assault would make a huge difference to how churches promote change in wider society, through engagement in movements like #MeToo.

David Tombs

David Tombs Photo: Supplied

1:35 Catch fish, not birds

A quarter of the world's seabird species breed in New Zealand - more than anywhere else on Earth. They naturally flock around fishing vessels - which can be fatal - getting tangled in the nets or getting hit by trawl cables. A new campaign Catch Fish not Birds wants to change that.

1:40 Mozzarella makers snare top producer gong

A farm making buffalo milk mozzarella on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf has just picked up two awards at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer awards.

Helen Dorresteyn credit: Britta Saxer

Helen Dorresteyn credit: Britta Saxer Photo: Britta Saxer

1:45 Great album: Falling into You by Celine Dion

Go on, wallow in the overly sentimental ballads!

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Faces Places

2:20 NZ Live Amber Maya

The Bajan-Kiwi dancer turned singer Amber Maya brings a raft of new songs to the show today.


Amber shares stories of growing up in her mother's homeland of Barbados and comparing it with her father's native New Zealand.


She'll perform two yet-to-be-released songs along with another called Jealous which has been released but this will be her first live performance of the song.


Amber Maya

Amber Maya Photo: Supplied

3:10 Feed bellies not bins

Nick Loosley has been in hospitality for over 10 years, and owns two restaurants in the Bay of Islands. After completing a masters in green economics he is now trying to find ways to use food to solve problems. 

He launched Everybody Eats in June last year - a Pay As You Feel pop-up restaurant in St Kevin's Arcade where volunteers use rescued food to feed Aucklanders, many of whom are homeless.

He tells about his plans to create a permanent base for Everybody Eats.

3:20 Talk the Walk

We continue our series on the great walks, today the Whanganui journey. Sarah Johal tells us about her experience of the national park walk and kayak trip.

3:25 Critter of the Week The kōtuku / White Heron


Kotuku Photo: DOC

In honour of ANZAC day - a bird we share with Australia (and South East Asia), the beautiful white heron (Eastern great egret).

In New Zealand it only breeds near Whataroa, South Westland, between September and January. This colony is in the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve and guided jet boat tours take visitors to view the birds from an observation hide.

During the breeding season time, the birds feed in the large coastal lagoons in the area, particularly the nearby Ōkārito Lagoon.

After breeding, the birds disperse widely and may be seen at coastal freshwater wetlands or estuaries throughout the country.

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

4:05 The Panel with Allan Blackman and Clare de Lore