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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 10 June 2019

1:10 First song

1:15 One hundred and thirty-three years since Tarawera eruption

133 years ago today, the sky above Rotorua turned orange-black, as the three peaks of Mount Tarawera erupted, spewing molten rock and ash into the sky.

More than 120 people lost their lives, and some settlements were completely destroyed by the fallout.

It was also thought the famed pink-and-white terraces were lost forever, but that narrative has been challenged in recent years.

David Blackmore is the general manager of the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley and joins us to explain more about this momentous event.

1:25 Why were last night's political polls so different?

Last night, both TV1 and TV3 led their bulletins with political polls they'd each commissioned, just a week apart.

TV1's showed National nipping ahead of Labour, with 44 percent of the vote compared to Labour's 42 - but TV3's had National WAY down at 37.4 percent, and Labour way UP on 50.8 percent.

So HOW on earth are polls actually conducted, and can we actually trust EITHER of these?

David Farrar runs political polling for the National Party and joins us to explain more about the method to the madness.

Kiwiblog blogger David Farrar

Kiwiblog blogger David Farrar Photo: SUPPLIED

1:35 A solution to takeaway coffee cup waste?

Every year New Zealanders throw away nearly 300 million disposable coffee cups - and only one out of every 400 is recycled.

So Auckland-based company Again Again has come up with a solution: renting cups out for $3, which is reimbursed upon the cup's return.

Managing director Nada Piatek joins us to explain more about the idea.

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Photo: RNZ

1:40 Great album

2:10 Television Critic: Phil Wallington

Journalist and writer Phill Wallington is hooked on political dramas such as House of Cards, West Wing, Madam Secretary and Designated Survivor and he reveals why.

2:20 Women's Football World Cup kicks off

It's a big year for sport in New Zealand: the cricket world cup's taking place now; the rugby world cup kicks off in September ... and on Wednesday morning, the Football Ferns will play their first match of the Women's World Cup, against the Netherlands.

Football journalist Emma Reilly is in France covering the World Cup for the Guardian and joins us with the low-down on what to expect!

Sarah Gregorius of New Zealand celebrates scoring against England.


2:30 Expert feature: Jock Phillips - what is our relationship with alcohol? 

Historian Jock Phillips traces our relationship with alcohol back to the days of the early settlers, through to the 6 o'clock swill, to the rise of wine and then the craft beer revolution

Craft Beer

Craft Beer Photo: Te Ara

3:10 Alison Roman and the cookie recipe that almost broke the internet

Alison Roman is one of the hottest food writers in the world right now. Her recipes have the three ingredients that are essential for success in the crowded cookbook market today; they're cookable, Instagrammable and delicious. Her style steers clear of fussy and is inspired by the joy of feeding people.

She shares two of her favourite recipes: Lamb Stew with Fennel, Preserved Lemon, and Crispy Fried Bread can be found here and Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread, or Why Would I Make Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever Again? can be found here.

Alison Roman

Alison Roman Photo: Nikole Herriott

3:35 Voices

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

4:05 The Panel with Dr Ella Henry and Simon Wilson