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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 24 July 2019

1:10 First song

1:17 Nicky Snoyink: RMA reforms welcomed by Forest and Bird

The Resource Management Act overhaul announced by the government today has been welcomed by Forest and Bird. The environmental lobby group says the 30 year old law was well intended but has failed in many ways. Nicky Snoyick, the organisation's Canterbury and West Cost regional manager explains why the change is overdue.

Large kauri in the Waipoua Kauri Forest

Large kauri in the Waipoua Kauri Forest Photo: 123rf

1:27 Suzanne Lane: on a wait list to go the moon

Suzanne Lane entered a promotion 50 years ago to be on a Pan Am Airways waiting list to go to the moon. She's lucky number 39 thousand 658th in the queue. She speaks to Jesse about being part of the "First Moon Flights Club". 

Pan Am Moon flight card

Pan Am Moon flight card Photo: Copyright National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

1:34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives - The History of Netball  

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

From playing nine-a-side ‘basketball’ in gym slips and stockings, to this week’s Silver Ferns World Cup success.  Our champion netball team has inspired today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.  

Sarah Johnston is going to play us recordings that tell the story of the long and rather complicated history of netball in New Zealand.  

1:50 Richard Beddie: age limit on energy drinks to tackle obesity

Exercise New Zealand CEO Richard Beddie's calling on our government to follow the U.K's move to put an age restriction on energy drinks. They've changed the law to mean that under 16 year olds are now not able to buy the caffeinated sugar loaded beverages. He explains why this goes a long way to tackling the obesity epidemic.

Energy drink cans.

Photo: Mauro Matacchione

2.10 Podcast Critic Katy Atkin

Katy reviews two podcasts The Clearing and Prime Time

More top picks from Katy can be found here

2:20 Bookmarks: Fiona McQueen

Fiona McQueen is with us for Bookmarks today. She's gone from a clinical and research career in rheumatology to writing. She lives in beautiful Glenorchy, near Queenstown where she's a passionate environmentalist, enthusiastic tramper, a yoga fanatic, and fledgling herbalist. If that's not enough, Fiona's latest book has recently been published. It's a children's book called Roderick and the Wizard of Endor.

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Photo: Laurence Belcher - Paradise Pictures

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3:10 Natalie Haynes brings Troy Story to New Zealand

Comedy and the classics are not usually two things that go together, you know, The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Trojan War. But classical scholar turned stand up comedian Natalie Haynes loves these complex stories like some people love puppies and cute cat videos.

She travels the world sharing her passion for the classical world and reveals why these ancient works are still relevant today. She's coming to New Zealand with her show called Troy Story. She will be appearing in Wellington and Christchurch.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World

In remote southwest New Zealand, the Department of Conservation and volunteer groups such as the Coal Island Trust are hard at work, removing pests such as stoats and deer from Fiordland’s many islands. The plan is to restore these islands as natural lifeboats for rare species such as tieke, mohua and kiwi.

Alison Ballance joins a team heading to Chalky and Preservation Inlets to check some of the thousands of traps that are keeping predators at bay.

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

4:05 The Panel with Kathryn Burnett and Chris Wikaira