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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 25 October 2019


Some of the incredible entries received for our Knit a Critter competition


1:10 First song


1:17 Front-line firefigher shares her experience at Convention Centre blaze

Senior station officer Katie Smart from Takapuna has been on the front line of the efforts to put out the fire at the Convention Centre in Auckland's CBD. She is also New Zealand's highest ranking operational female fire fighter. She shares her experiences over the past few days being part of a massive effort dowsing the flames.

Firefighters douse the blaze on Tuesday.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:27 Women of Influence award guests

Lucy Adlam of Joy for Generations made the pilgrimage from Wairarapa to Auckland for the Women of Influence awards held last night. With her was a special guest, Helen Dew. They join Jesse to talk about their incredible friendship and their adventures in the big smoke!

Lucy Adlam and Helen Dew

Lucy Adlam and Helen Dew Photo: facebook

1:35 Angela and Andrew help with crowd security

There's an extra level of security being implemented at the upcoming summer concerts and festivals. Andrew will joined Angela as a safe code word which will enable staff to help anyone who feels unsafe. To explain all of this, Glenn Simpson, acting head of visitor safety for Regional Facilities Auckland has a chat to Jesse.

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Photo: © Shelley Te Haara

1:50 Labour weekend DIY with Stan Scott

Stan Scott looks ahead to this Labour weekend and how you can tackle some of those DIY jobs on your to do list.

2:10 Film Review: Graeme Tuckett

Graeme reviews JoJo Rabbit, From Sea to Sky and Ride Like a Girl.

2:20 NZ Live: Alae

For NZ Live today we get a return visit from Indie pop band Alae.

The four-piece group's success has grown since we saw them last year, having toured the country and Australia, recorded an EP in the US and released its first single - which came out just last Friday. They join the show from our Auckland studio.


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3:00 After Afternoons Podcast

Behind the Scenes of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan and Ali Ventura


3:10 Kelly Gibney's Walnut and cashew nut 'mince' tacos

This gorgeously rich and meaty (but entirely vegan) nut mince is delicious. It makes a brilliant taco filling but can also be enjoyed in a burrito bowl, tossed through pasta as a vegetarian bolognese or as a wonderful twist on mince on toast, topped with slices of avocado.

Kelly says to make sure you take the time to really caramelize the carrot. This adds crucial depth of flavour to the finished product. The full recipe is here

Walnut and cashew nut 'mince' tacos

Walnut and cashew nut 'mince' tacos Photo: Kelly Gibney

3:20 Classical Cupid with Clarissa Dunn

Back by popular demand - RNZ Concert's Clarissa Dunn is in studio to play Classical Music Matchmaker! Clarissa will find classical music tailored specifically for you based on your personality.

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Photo: RNZ


3:30 Critter of the WeekGiant Emperor Daisy

Doc's threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki introduces us to this week's critter - the subantarctic megaherb Pleurophyllum speciosum AKA Giant Emperor Daisy, it's on the $5 note and has recently started hiding from pigs on cliff faces.

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

4:05 The Panel with Laila Harre and Michael Moynahan