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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 7 December 2018

1:10 First song

1:15 Brown marmorated stink bug discovered in Oamaru

Up to 26 brown marmorated stink bugs have been discovered in a box of imported shoes in Oamaru.

It's a serious biosecurity breach, as the bugs are known to feed on important and valuable crops such as apples, grapes and kiwifruit.

Travis Glare from the bio-security research centre joins us with more.

Stink bug (Eocanthecona  furcellata) on green leaves.

Stink bug (Eocanthecona furcellata) on green leaves. Photo: 123RF

1.25 Tomorrow's schools review: boards of trustees in the firing line

A government taskforce has proposed a drastic overhaul of the education system, with recommendations including curtailing the power of boards of trustees and a call for schools to spend more on disadvantaged students.

Radio New Zealand's education correspondent John Gerritsen joins us to explain more.

Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education, State Services, and Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

1:30 our bake of winners Jasmin and Alex

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Intermediate students, Jasmine and Alex - the winners of our inaugural Critter of the Week bake off have just experienced their prize of a tour of Zealandia - we chat to them about the experience.

1:35 Keeping things civil around the Christmas dinner table

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family - and sometimes that means big-time disagreements when the clan gets together for the festive season.

Keri Morris is a family dispute expert who joins us to talk about how to de-fuse tense situations, and what subjects to avoid around the dinner table.

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Photo: Pexels

1:40 Great album: Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Can You Ever Forgive Me?

2:20 NZ Live Hans Pucket

Our guests today on NZ Live are Wellington guitar-popsters Hans Pucket. They're brothers Oliver and Callum Devlin, and Jono Nott and they released their second album, Eczema, this year. It's been hailed as classic guitar pop, and they're in to play some of the songs for us. Welcome!

Hans Pucket

Hans Pucket Photo: Lucy Wardle

3:10 Using summer fruits with Jess Daniel

Jess Daniel of Jess' Underground Kitchen shares some interesting ways to incorporate summer fruits into Christmas / summer dishes. And she shares her recipe for Melon Caprese salad with green dressing

Melon Caprese salad by Jess Daniel

Melon Caprese salad by Jess Daniel Photo: Supplied/Jess Daniell

3:20 Talk the Walk: The Watercare Coastal Walkway

The Watercare Coastal Walkway was opened in the 2005 when old oxidation ponds were removed and a $450 million transformation of the Manukau Harbour began. Community groups, members of Makarau Marae and Watercare staff helped transform the foreshore, building the tracks, planting more than 270,00 native plants and trees.  

The 7km track stretches from Ambury park to Ōtuataua Stonefields.

Watercare environmental technician, Liam Templeton looks after the walkway and tells us about it

3:25 Critter of the Week The Notoreas Moth

The brightly coloured Notoreas Moth is endemic to New Zealand and flies around during the day.

DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us all about it

Notoreas Moth

Notoreas Moth Photo: Landcare Resarch CC-BY 4.0

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

4:05 The Panel with Alan McElroy and Julia Whaipooti