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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 8 August 2019

Knit a Critter

Knit a native NZ critter for our Knit a Critter competition. All items are donated to the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, via the Red Cross.

Your knitting or crocheted item can be shaped like the critter or knitted critter image on an item of clothing like a beanie or another creative idea you come up with. It's up to you!

For any wearable items, do please use pure wool.

You can find all the details here

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Photo: RNZ

1:10 First song  Levi Lights On Project - New Single - Eyes Of A Child

The Levi Lights On Project combines clever songwriting and catchy hooks with some VERY unusual instrumentation - today they're turning up with a cello, a sax, a couple of guitars and a cajon!

They pop into the Auckland studio to serenade us with their sophomore single, Eyes of a Child.

RNZ First Song: Levi Lights on Project

RNZ First Song: Levi Lights on Project Photo: Credit: Andre Upston

1:15 What are referendums and when do we use them?

Referendums are a pretty hot topic at the moment ...

We've got one coming up next year about cannabis ... and depending on who you believe, New Zealand First MIGHT be insisting on one to green-light abortion reform.

But why do we have referendums for SOME issues and not others? And what's the point in them when we elect public officials to make these sorts of decisions?

Professor Andrew Geddis is a professor of Public Law at Otago University and joins us to talk it over

'Black, White and Blue Silver Fern' will be put against New Zealand's existing flag in the second referendum.

'Black, White and Blue Silver Fern' will be put against New Zealand's existing flag in the second referendum. Photo: Supplied

1:27 Bellyful celebrates 10 years of filling empty bellies

Ten years ago, Pukekohe mother Jacqui Ritchie established Bellyful: a charity which provides free meals to families who have newborn babies, sick children, or otherwise are doing it tough.

A decade on they're still going strong, and want to celebrate in style- with afternoon tea and cake!

Bellyful chief executive Charlotte Delahunty joins us to talk about the work they've done over the past decade, and what's planned for the next 10 years.

The Bellyful team in action

The Bellyful team in action Photo: Facebook/Bellyful

1:34 NZ Book Awards winner making art accessible for young readers

Sarah Pepperle's book Art-tastic won the Elsie Locke award for non-fiction AND best first book at the New Zealand Book Awards last night.

Sarah joins us to talk about where the idea came from, writing for children, and inspiring creativity.

1:40 Great album

2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

Colin Morris reviews Cactus Blossoms Easy Way and digs deep into his own personal archives to reminisce over  Boz Scaggs' Some Change


2:25 NZ Biography: Joanne Drayton on Dame Ngaio Marsh

It's an exciting time at Canterbury University with the re-opening of the Dame Ngaio Marsh Theatre

We thought we'd have a look back on the life of Dame Ngaio's crime writing career as today's biography.

Joanne Drayton wrote the Queen of Crime's biography in 2008 and she's in to chat about how a young woman from Christchurch managed to become an internationally best selling author known as one of the original Four Queens of Crime.

This story was produced using archival audio from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.

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Photo: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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3:15 Your Finances with Mary Holm 

Financial journalist and author Mary Holm discusses the factors that most affect your KiwiSaver growth.

The Government has canned the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart programme.

The Government has canned the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart programme. Photo: 123RF


3:35 BBC Witness


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

4:05 The Panel with Paula Penfold and Chris Orr