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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 12 April 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 Tooth decay in kiwi pre-schoolers

Two-fifths of pre-schoolers in Northland and Auckland have dental cavities a new study has found.

The study, released in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, looked at school dental records of kids in the Northern North Island from 2014-2015. About 40 per cent of the children had decayed, missing or filled tooth surfaces in their baby teeth. 

And the University of Auckland researchers discovered the prevalence was higher in Māori and Pacific children. 

Dr David Crum, chief executive of the New Zealand Dental Association, explains why this decay is so high.

Tooth decay

Tooth decay Photo: AFP

1:25 Wartime pilot's daughter reunited with his plane

The daughter of a wartime kiwi pilot who flew a Mosquito aircraft in World War 2 has been reunited with the plane after 75 years.

Rosemary Greenlaw travelled from Scotland to inspect the restoration of the plane, which her father Jack Dempsey limped back to its French base following an attack in 1945.

The project to restore the HR339 is run by a small group of volunteers and entirely funded by donations. Alex Liggett, President of the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society is one of them, and he tells us more about the fascinating plane and pilot. If you want to see video of Jack and the plane check out the Facebook page here

1:35 Being healthy this Easter

Easter is just around the corner and with hot cross buns and endless chocolate eggs to choose from it's a hard time to consider healthy eating, and even harder to convince your kids to slow down on the sweets. 

So should we even bother? Or should we be looking for the healthiest options of all the choices in the supermarket?

Dietitian Rachael Wilson deals with tricky meal time decisions for families everyday and is the co-founder of The Food Tree, she here to give us tips on getting through the holiday period. 

Easter eggs

Easter eggs Photo: RNZ

1:40 Great album: Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Woman at War and Dumbo

2:20 NZ Live: Nathan Haines plays Shift Left

Nathan Haines at RNZ Auckland

Nathan Haines at RNZ Auckland Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

New Zealand's highest selling jazz artist, Nathan Haines, drops by our Auckland studio to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking jazz fusion album Shift LeftHe plays hits from the album as well as premiering new tracks from his upcoming projects. 

3:10 Julie Biuso's cashew nut curry

Cashews are the star of Julie Biuso's vegetarian curry, she shares her recipe for Cashew nut curry

Cashew Nut Curry by Julie Biuso

Cashew Nut Curry by Julie Biuso Photo: Supplied/Shared Kitchen

3:20 Knitting with Tash Barneveld

Knitter and craft blogger Tash Barneveld joins us to talk knitting and the internet - which has helped with a resurgence of knitting.

She says without a couple of key websites, knitting wouldn't be where it is today.

They are Ravelry which was launched in 2007 by a US husband and wife team and now has  over 4 million members.

And Knitty.com which was stablished in 2002, is a free regular online magazine that encourages all knitters to submit designs and has been a place for now well-established independent designers to find their feet and allow them to be self-employed as knitwear designers.

Tash Barneveld

Tash Barneveld Photo: Ebony Lamb

3:25 Critter of the Week: The Nelson Green Gecko

Our Critter of the Week is the Nelson Green Gecko - one of our rarest animals, found only in the Nelson area from the south of the Bryant Range, westwards of the main divide, to the Murchison District and north Westland.

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki says it is now classified as nationally vulnerable, and although you are not allowed to touch them, if you’re in Nelson for Easter you should try and spot one! They live in open scrubland such as manuka and kanuka forests.

Nelson Green gecko / Naultinus stellatus

Nelson Green gecko / Naultinus stellatus Photo: Don Waddington (DOC) Wikimedia commons: [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Naultinus_stellatus_by_Don_Waddington]

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

4:05 The Panel with James Nokise and Claire Matthews