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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 8 March 2019

1:10 Soak tells us about her new album, Grim Town

Soak- real name Bridie Monds-Watson - is a singer songwriter from Derry in Northern Ireland, who hit the music charts with a bang when she was just a teenager. Her debut album Before We Forgot How to Dream was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize. 

She's 22 now, and is about to release her second album, Grim town and joins us to tell us about what she's been up to, and we play the new track, Valentine Schmalentine.

Soak (Bridie Monds-Watson)

Soak (Bridie Monds-Watson) Photo: supplied by Rough Trade Records

1:15 Akaroa local says cruise ships ruining seabed

Yesterday we talked to AUT tourism professor Michael Lueck about the cruise ship industry, which professor Lueck says is unconscionable these days because of its dreadful environmental record.

We got a torrent of feedback on the story - including a message from Dale, who lives in the small town of Akaroa, near Christchurch, and says cruise ships are having a big effect on marine life in the area.

We have a chat to Dale about the changes she's observed over the years.

Then we talk to Craig Harris, the managing director of McKay Shipping Limited, who says there's a lot of misinformation floating around about the industry, and wants to set the record straight.

Cruise ship in Akaroa Harbour

Cruise ship in Akaroa Harbour Photo: D. Flewellyn 2019

1:35 Australian researchers discover they have world's oldest tattooing kit

Researchers at Australia's Griffith University have carbon-dated an ancient tattooing kit, discovering it's at least 2,700 years old - the oldest in known existence.

Rodney Powell is a Hawaii-based Tongan tattoo artist and expert who's been studying the art for more than 20 years.

He joins us to talk about the significance of the discovery, and how and what artists would've been creating all those years ago.

Ancient Tongan tattooing kit

Ancient Tongan tattooing kit Photo: W. Ambrose/Griffith University

1:40 Great album

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

2:20 NZ Live Beat Rhythm Fashion

Beat Rhythm Fashion

Beat Rhythm Fashion Photo: Courtesy of Audioculture

They were the darlings of the post-punk music scene in Wellington in the late '70s and early '80s. After over 30 years they're back together with a new album Tenterhook and today they perform live in our Wellington studio.

3:10 Food with Grant Soeberg

The head chef of Black Estate in North Canterbury shares a recipe for Lamb Pops and tells us about cooking up a special dish for the North Canterbury wine and food festival - with proceeds going to the Rural Support trust.

Black Estate Lamb Pops

Black Estate Lamb Pops Photo: supplied/Black Estate

3:20 Knitting - how to get started

Have you ever wanted to knit but just don't know where to start?

Tash Barneveld is a Wellington knitter and knitting blogger and she comes in to talk all things yarn and also has a pattern for an easy beginners project, fingerless mittens

Illustration of the Pitt Island Longhorn beetle

Illustration of the Pitt Island Longhorn beetle Photo: Des Helmore / Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research CC4.0

3:25 Critter of the Week Pitt Island Longhorn Beetle

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki tells us about this species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. the Pitt Island Longhorn Beetle.

It was originally thought to be extinct in 1986, but was found again in the Chatham Islands in 1996 therefore now considered a Lazarus taxon (a species that disappears from the fossil records only to reappear later.

it is also flightless, its wings have diminished, due to the lack of predators before humans arrived in New Zealand. This means that it is vulnerable and therefore only found on islands.

Pitt Island Longhorn Beetle

Pitt Island Longhorn Beetle Photo: Stephanie Unna/ Commons CC BY 4.0.

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

4:05 The Panel with Ruth Money and Julia Whaipooti