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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 September 2019

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1:10 Smokefree Rockquest duo winners, Theres a Tuesday

Today in our Christchurch studio we have the winners of the solo-duo category of Smokefree Rock Quest, the group There's a Tuesday

Natalie Hutton and Minnie Robberds go to different high schools but write and perform original songs together.

Natalie Hutton and Minnie Robberds are the duo There's a Tuesday

Natalie Hutton and Minnie Robberds are the duo There's a Tuesday Photo: Supplied/Smokefree Rock Quest


1:17 Seniors at work website to help ageing job seekers

Ian Fraser has put together a website to help over 55 year olds find work. He explains his own experience becoming a job seeker in his fifties opened his eyes to the challenges facing people who are looking for work. His website helps workers connect with employers.

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1.27 Supersized portion and changes to recipes

A symposium, From Evidence to Everyday: Translating nutrition research for a healthy Aotearoa, held in Wellington today put food under the spotlight. Among those talking about what's happening in our diets was Otago University emeritus professor Helen Leach who's a culinary anthropologist. She explained why our portions have become supersized and ingredients have changed over time.

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1:35 James Dyson design winners

A team of Massey University students have won the National James Dyson design award. Their environmentally friendly cargo trike was put together with courier deliveries in mind. Daniel Shorrock's one of the designers and he explains their quirky delivery vehicle.

James Dyson design winning team from Massey University

James Dyson design winning team from Massey University Photo: supplied

1:50 Family farm to fridge fledgling business

Chloe and James Davidson are part of the glass milk bottle renaissance from their small organic Darfield farm. They explain why they have decided to be part of the movement away from bulk milk supplies to putting it in bottles and selling it directly themselves. 

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2:10 Film Review: Ali Ventura

Ali reviews Ad Astra and Photograph


2:20 NZ Live Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins is at the tail end of their nationwide tour promoting a new version of the album Olympic Girls in which the songs are reinterpreted as solo pieces. They're joined in studio today by a very special guest - Australian singer songwriter Jen Chloer for NZ LIVE.

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3:10 Lauraine Jacobs - keeping it simple with asparagus

It's that time of year again when asparagus are just beginning to appear in the supermarkets - food writer and chef Lauraine Jacobs is in to talk about cooking the perfect asparagus and to share a couple of simple, yet delicious recipes. Here's her recipe for Breakfast asparagus with crispy egg and Ultimate Fresh Asparagus Rolls.

Breakfast asparagus with crispy egg

Breakfast asparagus with crispy egg Photo: Lauraine Jacobs


3:20 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan host of Music 101 here on RNZ, each Saturday from midday, through until five pm talks about some unmissable upcoming gigs and new music out from some pretty big names  - Celine Dion, David Kilgour, Liam Gallagher and Bob Dylan - to name a few!

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, June 1969

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, June 1969 Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

3:30 Critter of the Week Elegant gecko

This week’s critter is begging to be knitted – it’s called the elegant gecko, also known as Auckland green gecko. Doc's threatened Species Amabssador says they're critical for ecosystem processes but sadly declining in number.


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

4:05 The Panel with Heather Roy and Thomas Pryor