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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 4 October 2019

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1:10 First song


1:17 Climate change consequences for the iconic pāua shell

Researchers have found that changes to seawater temperatures combined with acidity levels dropping will compromise the iconic pāua shells. Niwa researchers alongside Otago University scientists have been looking at how predicted climate change impacts on the ocean will affect the unique New Zealand pāua. Professor Abby Smith explains what they discovered. 

Pāua shell

Pāua shell Photo: Public domain

1:27 Homegrown 2020 festival organisers address gender imbalance

The line up for  the 2020 Jim Beam Homegrown festival in Wellington includes an impressive number of New Zealand bands and acts. However, there's been concern that of the initial 27 named to perform in March next year, only two include women. Organiser Mark Wright explains why there's so many more men than women playing.

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Photo: Supplied

1:35 New Zealand represented at "Nigel Gathering"

A gathering of Nigels organised to prevent the demise of the moniker was held last weekend in the U.K. New Zealand was represented by Nigel Hughes, He joins the show to explain how the event was and if they've made inroads to save the name after gathering for Nigel Night at a pub.

1:50 Tour of Beauty book released

New Zealand Supermodel, Rachel Hunter, has released a book following on from her television series, Tour of Beauty. The book is a look at behind the scenes making the show which travelled the world in order to understand the true meaning of beauty. She shares her insights in her book and talks about the life changing year she's just had.

2:10 Film Review: Ali Ventura

Ali reviews Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Joker.

2:20 NZ Live: Mousey

Mousey burst onto the New Zealand music scene with a hiss and a roar. She's been widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting recent new acts. She's just released her debut album Lemon Law and is celebrating with a nine day tour of the country. She pops into the Auckland studio to share some of her new songs as our special guest on NZ Live.                    


Mousey Photo: Supplied \nicnacmedia

3:10 Sarah Tuck's divine Chilli Prawn Pasta

Editor of Dish, Sarah Tuck has created an exotic, yet simple Chilli Prawn Pasta. It's in the latest Spring issue, but she's also calling into our Auckland studio to share the recipe which you can find here.

Chilli Prawn Pasta

Chilli Prawn Pasta Photo: Sarah Tuck

3:20 Music 101

Charlotte Ryan host of Music 101 talks about new music Friday and some of the many music gigs on around the country this weekend.

3:30 Critter of the Week Clutha flathead galaxias

Doc's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki tells us all about this week's interesting critter -  the Clutha flathead galaxias. She says individuals look very distinct and can be genetically distinct too!

Clutha flathead galaxias

Clutha flathead galaxias Photo: Rod Morris

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

4:05 The Panel with Tracey Barnett and Chris Orr