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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 30 September 2019

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1:10 First song


1:17 One year on from Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia

One year on from a deadly earthquake and tsunami off the central island of Sulawesi in Indonesia more than 170 thousand people are homeless. We speak to World Vision Operations managed Yosellina Xu in one of the worst hit areas about the slow progress rebuilding after the disaster.

Sulawesi clean up

Sulawesi clean up Photo: supplied

1.27 Spark problems aren't as bad as being reported

Tech commentator, Paul Brislen, believes that Spark Sport have ironed out the teething problems which plagued he first All Blacks match streamed live from the Rugby World Cup. He believes subsequent issues are not the fault of the telco and the service is working as well as can be expected.

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Photo: RNZ / Yvette McCullough

1.34 Stories from around New Zealand and the World


1:45 Great NZ Album: Split Enz - Mental Notes

The Great NZ album today is Mental Notes - the long-playing debut from Split Enz which was released in 1975.

Mental Notes by Split Enz cover art

Photo: Supplied.


2:10 Television Critic: Phil Wallington

Phil reviews Heartland the series that reunites the family around the tv.

2:20 Story 4


2:30 Going small: Getting your foot on the property ladder

As property prices stay out of the reach of most 30 somethings and younger, more and more people are coming up with clever ways to use marginal bits of land to build the houses they can afford. Catherine Foster has written several books about home design, the latest a best seller in 2015, called Small House Living which showed people are prepared to sacrifice size but they still want to own a home. She's done it again with Big Ideas for Small Houses.


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Photo: Stefan-Xp [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

3:10 The unlikely partnership that unlocked the atom

Andrew Ramsey knows a good partnership when he sees one. As a long-time cricket journalist, writing on  CRICKET.COM.AU, he's seen often enough the power of two people working together for a common goal.  Behind one of the most important scientific partnerships of all time was that of New Zealand's Ernest Rutherford and Australia's Mark Oliphant. Their collaboration would unlock the secrets of the atom and unleash innovations that both hugely improved lives… and destroyed them. 

Andrew Ramsey tells the story of their unlikely partnership and devotion to science in his new book, The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb


3:35 Voices

Today on Voices we hear how hard it is for migrants with kids to battle immigration and family court processes to stay here - after a marriage ends.


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

4:05 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Gary McCormick