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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 22 June 2018

1:10 First song

1:15 Pay equity for mental health and addiction support workers

The government has announced that mental health and addiction support workers will be awarded the same pay rates as care and support workers who won an historic case last year.

The health minister has expanded the legislation as a result of that win to include those working in mental health and addiction support jobs.

It will mean a substantial wage increase for up to half of those workers.

PSA assistant secretary Kerry Davies speaks to Jesse about getting the deal done.

Minister of Health David Clark talking with journalists

Minister of Health David Clark talking with journalists Photo: VNP / Phil Smith

1:20 Online trolling is surprisingly popular and comes with benefits


Troll Photo: supplied

Canterbury University research has uncovered some surprising insights of online trolling and how it works. Researchers say the trolls are not to be confused with cyber bullies as their end games are extremely different.

It was also revealed that some trolls are making money from their online activities.

Associate professor Ekant Veer oversaw the research and talks to Jesse about the surprising findings.

1:25 Dispute with overseas farm owner about public access 

An argument over access rights to a Wairarapa farm has erupted with the Chinese owner refusing to allow the public to walk across the property to a DOC hut. 

The deadlocked situation is now going to independent mediation for resolution, the first time that's happened where an owner hasn't agreed to the overseas investment office recommendations. 

Chief Executive of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, Eric Pyle, explains what's been happening on the Kawakawa station at Cape Palliser and the wider issue of public access on private land.

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Photo: Walking Access Commission

1:35 Paying commuters to ride bikes to work

Would you consider biking to work if you were paid to?

It's an idea that has been mooted in the Netherlands - the Secretary for Infrastructure wants to use tax laws to get companies to pay their staff to cycle to work, to reduce the number of cars on the road.

We discuss the idea with the Dutch Ambassador, Rob Zaagman.

The Dutch Embassy bike

The Dutch Embassy bike Photo: supplied

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and The Leisure Seeker

2:20 Winner of the Battle of the Cover bands! 

Jesse announces the winner of the contest and plays a bit from the runners up. 

2:30 NZ Live: Hawaiian Maiden

Sixties surf rock with a bit of ska and a punk attitude. It's Hawaiian Maiden adding some fun to your Friday. This Christchurch band spread a bit of Summer in the middle of Winter. Listen for a warming performance of instrumental tracks from their latest album Better Hustle.

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3:10 Food

Wellington chef Martin Bosley is in studio to take about his work with Prison To Plate, an event where people can enjoy gourmet food, prepared and served by prisoners at Rimutaka Prison. Martin mentors the prisoners, alongside other chefs, who will bring their unique style to the canapés and three-course menu. The event is aimed at highlighting skills and talent hidden in New Zealand prisons.

Martin also shares his recipe for Smoked Fish and Pea Risotto. 

3:20 Talk the Walk

We continue our series on some of the multi day walks around the country.

Today Hazel Phillips tells us about solo tramping. She's just done a traverse of the Kaimanawa Ranges and Kaweka Forest Park.

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Photo: DoC

3:25 Critter of the Week

Pestering you for the leftovers from the fish n’ chip packet, or making raucous noise and squabbling with each other to get the best place to stand on a rail; anyone who lives by the coast will be familiar with the Red-billed gull. 

But, as Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us, the population of this species is declining.

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Photo: Supplied / David Cook Wildlife Photography

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

4:05 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Ian Telfer