Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 16 August 2019
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
1:10 First song: French for Rabbits
Folk duo French for Rabbits are currently touring New Zealand but are taking some time out todayto join us in our Wellington studio for First Song.
Tickets for the remaining concerts can be found here
1:17 Enrolment closing for local body elections
Today is the last day to enrol to vote in local body elections without casting a special vote.
We thought we better find out more about these elections creeping up on us so the Spinoff's local government tragic Hayden Donnell to explain what's going on.
1:27 Commemorating Long Tan Day
This Sunday is the anniversary of the battle of Long Tan in the American Vietnamese War. It was a huge battle for all sides of the war and ANZAC troops were heavily involved.
The 18th of August has become known as Long Tan day to commemorate the soldiers who served in that conflict. Historian and podcaster Mat McLachlan joins us from Sydney to discuss the significance of the battle and the contested memories of the conflict.
1:35 Topp Twins storm the regions
The Topp Twins are household names in New Zealand but they haven't forgotten their fans in the regional centres! Lynda and Jools are celebrating their first anniversary of being Dames of the realm with performances at the Hawke's Bay and Nelson arts festivals in October.
The Dames join Jesse for a good old fashioned catch up.
1:50 McCahon 100 brings NZ art to life
The name Colin McCahon for many of us will raise images of huge text over sparse backdrops, but he was an artist of many colours and moods.
2:10 Film Review: Graeme Tuckett
Graeme today reviews Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Mystify: The Michael Hutchence Story.
2:20 NZ Live
Troy Kingi has just released his third album in as many years. To use crowd-funding lingo he's acheived 30% of his goal.
The multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and actor has a bold plan to release 10 albums in 10 years, exploring 10 different genres.
Holy Colony Burning Acres is the name of the latest album. It was released in July of this year. And he is here live to play some songs from it and to talk about not only this album but his "10 / 10 / 10" aspirational series.
3:10 Comfort Me With Potatoes Julie Biuso
Julie Biuso from Shared Kitchen is in to share her recipe for the perfect comfort food for chilly winter lunches or dinners - jacket-baked potatoes!
Simple you may think! But according to Julie, most people make inferior potatoes, so she's going to give you a few tips for simply scrumtious jacket-baked potatoes.
3.16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan
Charlotte Ryan new host of Music 101 on RNZ is in to talk about Rob Ruha's new song Ka Manu which has just been released today.
3:30 Critter of the Week Northland mudfish
Doc's Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki talks this week about the newly discovered Northland mudfish which she says is nationally vulnerable.
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question
4:05 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Simon Wilson