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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 31 August 2018

1:10 First song

1:20 Stories from around New Zealand and the World

1:15 Young kiwis waiting to get STI treatment

Young kiwis aren't getting help for sexual health issues early enough.

New research by Massey University, the first study of its kind in New Zealand, found 40 per cent of young people waited until they experienced symptoms, and some waited even longer, before seeking tretament. 

With our rates of STIs continuing to climb, lead author Dr Hayley Denison says more education is needed.

A doctor with a stethoscope writes up a medical record

Photo: 123RF

1:25 Writing for freedom 

Earlier this month the Edinburgh International Book Festival kicked into gear with events including over 900 authors and illustrators. But twelve of them had to battle British immigration services to get visas so they could attend.

They were all from African, Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries. This frustrated the director of the festival Nick Barley, and he joined forces with Gutter Magazine to publish a collection of authors from around the world writing about liberty. 

The result is the Freedom Papers - Nick is in New Zealand for the Word Christchurch festival and joins me to talk about the papers now. 

Nick Barley

Nick Barley Photo: Supplied

1.35 The McLeavey Gallery turns 50

New Zealand's oldest dealer gallery is preparing to celebrate its 50th birthday. The Peter McLeavey gallery is still going strong on Wellington's Cuba Street. The New Zealand art dealer died in 2015, and his daughter Olivia now runs the gallery and is preparing for the half century celebrations.

Art Dealer Peter McLeavey

Art Dealer Peter McLeavey Photo: Marti Friedlander

1:40 Great album - Don Henley - End of Innocence

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Breath and The Wild Pear Tree

2:20 NZ Live Ha the Unclear

Prepare for some high-energy alt-pop today with Ha the Unclear. A band hailing from Dunedin and now domiciled in Auckland. They've been touring New Zealand with new material from their second album Invisible Lines which includes songs inspired by the Wallace Line in Indonesia and the reality of living in an uncaring Big City. It's a mix of dark and quirky.

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Photo: Hugh Brosnahan

Bombolino (Italian doughnuts) at The Larder in Mirimar, Wellington

Bombolino (Italian doughnuts) at The Larder in Mirimar, Wellington Photo: Supplied

3:10 Jacob Brown's recipe for Italian Doughnuts

One of the most popular items on the menu at Jacob Brown's Wellington restaurant,The Larder, is his Italian Doughnuts

He talks us through making home made Bombolini

3:20 Talk the Walk - Mt Holdsworth in the Tararuas

Today keen tramper and photographer Sean Gillespie takes us to the Tararua Forest Park - namely the Mt Holdsworth Jumbo circuit, which is a two to three day tramp involving a climb through beech-podocarp forest to stunning alpine tops.

3:25 Critter of the Week The Chatham Petrel

This is a pretty happy Critter story: where hard work, dedication, time and adaptive management have actually substantially increased numbers and changed the threat status in the right direction, from ‘Nationally Endangered’ in 2005.  Extinction has been prevented!

Nicola Toki, DoC's threatened species ambassador, tells us all about this sea bird.

Chatham Island Petrel

Chatham Island Petrel Photo: Crown Copyright DOC / Don Merton

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

4:05 The Panel with Amanda Millar and Jock Anderson

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Photo: RNZ/Liminal/DoC


NZ is full of amazing native creatures, and many of them are not cute and pretty! We are celebrating those less loved critters with some limited edition t-shirts illustrated by the amazing @giselledraws.

She was assisted by science advisor Mike Dickison and DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki.

To order a t-shirt please click here.