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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 1 August 2019

1:10 First song

1:17 Industry training and polytech shake up

All 16 polytechnics will merge into a single institute next year and all industry training organisations will be replaced within three years.

The Government confirmed the details of its overhaul of the vocational education system today.  Business NZ's Chief Executive Kirk Hope discusses what he thinks of the changes. 

A file photo shows university students studying for an exam

Photo: 123RF


1:27 Christchurch City Mission's 90th Birthday

The Christchurch City Mission turns 90 this month and to celebrate it has released a book called Guts and Grace.

The book covers the Mission's long history of helping the community - from its start during the Great Depression, to the changes it went through following the Canterbury quakes. 

Reverend Dr Geoff Haworth is a retired Anglican priest who wrote the book and he joins us from the Christchurch studio to tell us about what he discovered. 

Christchurch City Mission

Christchurch City Mission Photo: Supplied / Christchurch City Mission


1:34 NZIFF: Documentary Jawline looks at the world of influencers 

Influencers are ubiquitous now, becoming stars purely because of their presence on Instagram or Youtube.

A film showing at the NZIFF, Jawline, tracks the rise of one aspiring social media talent, in a documentary highlighting the reality of seeking fame on the internet. 

The film's director, Los Angeles-based Liza Mandelup, is in the country ahead of Jawline's debut here tonight, and joins us in studio.

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Photo: NZIFF


1:40 Great album


2:10 Music Critic: Simon Sweetman

Simon has been listening to Purple Mountains, the debut album by Purple Mountains and the new album by Mark Mulcahy The Gus.


2:25 NZ Biography: David Lange

The most famous speech ever given by a New Zealand Prime Minister - David Lange debating the motion  at the Oxford Union debate that 'Nuclear Weapons are Morally Indefensible'. 

And he won. Effortlessly.

It was 1985 and Lange's opponent was TV evangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell. 

That speech had a big impact on the world - we were such a young nation to be suddenly punching so far above our weight in geopolitics and refusing nuclear weapons 

Michael Bassett was Health Minister in The Fourth Labour government and he is Lange's distant cousin.


3:10 Link 3


3:15 Solving the World's Problems

Rob Everett CEO of the Financial Markets Authority talks about some of the issues facing our financial markets, investor confidence and opens up about the banking industry. 

Stack of New Zealand Dollar

Photo: 123RF


3.25  Why was The Battle of Kūititanga important?

180 years ago, on 16 October 1839, a remarkable event took place which involved, in different ways, some of the most important figures in New Zealand's history. 

The Battle of Kūititanga was fought on the beaches of the Kapiti Coast. This is not a particularly well-known event but historian Dr Grant Morris is here to help us understand the significance of the event.

Gilfillan, John Alexander, 1793-1864 :Wai-Kanae Pa and Kapiti. [Before 1847]

Gilfillan, John Alexander, 1793-1864 :Wai-Kanae Pa and Kapiti. [Before 1847] Photo: National Library


3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness 


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

4:05 The Panel with Clare Delore and Joe Bennett