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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 22 August 2019

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1:10 First song


1:17 Kiwi company selling darts worldwide

Yesterday we talked to Russ Bray about the art of calling dart competitions. We were then alerted to a company based in Katikati that has been making darts for almost 50 years.

Puma darts, now known as Shot darts, is the only company in the world that make darts from start to finish, and from the New Zealand factory they send darts to 70 countries around the world. 

We speak to Peter McCormick, who took over the business from his dad, about making the perfect dart. 

Puma darts started in Katikati in 1970 by John McCormick

Puma darts started in Katikati in 1970 by John McCormick Photo: Supplied / Shot darts


1:27 The cost of building in New Zealand

It is often said that building in New Zealand is more expensive than other countries, and usually land and compliance costs are blamed. But is that true? And if so, what is causing the discrepancy? 

We're joined by Roy Thompson, managing director of New Ground Capital, to discuss the issue. 

Construction site.

Construction site. Photo:


1:34 Conservation landscape design at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has embarked on a huge overhaul, spending millions to develop the South East Asia Jungle Track to open by the end of 2020.

The idea is for visitors to feel like they are really walking beside a tiger, so an international design team was roped in to create the immersive atmosphere.

US-based Becca Hanson leads the team, she specialises in conservation landscape design. She's in studio to tell us what exactly that is and what spaces she worked on. 


1:40 Great album: Live in Hollywood - Linda Rondstadt


2:10 Music Critic: Simon Sweetman

Music critic Simon Sweetman talks about two new albums T-Bone Burnett The Invisible Light - Acoustic Space
and Kate Tempest The Book of Traps and Lessons.


2:25 NZ Biography: Ernest Rutherford

It's time for a our NZ biography segment and today we're celebrating a very important centenary! 

It's 100 years since the first splitting of the atom -  a scientific moment that heralded a new age. The man who ran the lab where it split was the Nelson born scientist Ernest Rutherford. 

I'm joined in the Christchurch studio by his biographer, and physicist in his own right,  Dr John Campbell.

Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford Photo: wikipedia


3:10 Link 3


3:15 Your Finances with Mary Holm

How often do you think about insurance, do you even have insurance and if you do is it the right type of insurance for your situation? Is the cover adequate?

RNZ National, Financial journalist and author, Mary Holm discusses whether or not New Zealanders are insured for bad things happening to them.

Insurance. (File photo)

Photo: 123RF


3:35 Spoken Feature: BBC Witness


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

4:05 The Panel with Ruth Money and Mike Rehu