1:10 First song


1:17 Whakaari update

RNZ Reporter John Gerritsen with the latest information.

1:22 UK Elections - what the Exit Polls say

UK reporter Christian Smith joins the programme to look at early results and to discuss possible outcomes in what is being called the most important Election in the UK for a generation.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) as they debate on the set of "Johnson v Corbyn: The ITV Debate" in Salford, north-west England. - Britain will go to the polls on December 12, 2019 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election.

Photo: AFP


1:32 Piki Toi: A collective of artists from the street

Piki Toi is a collective for artists who have come from the streets of Auckland City. They are painters, carvers, and storytellers. Margaret Lewis and Tiare Turetahi tell us more about the uplifting mahi happening at Piki Toi.

Carving from Piki Toi

Carving from Piki Toi Photo: RNZ


1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Millad Rashidi

Each week at this time we bring you stories from New Zealanders who were forced to leave their homelands and have resettled here.

Today we are  speaking to Millad Rashidi from Atawhai in Afghanistan.

Millad Rashidi

Millad Rashidi Photo: Supplied

2:10 Film Review: Ali Ventura 

Ali reviews Marriage Story and Peanut Butter Falcon and discusses the Christmas rom-com offerings on Netflix. 

2:20 NZ Live Ha the Unclear

They've been one our favourite live acts on the show - with a high-energy mix of alt pop and rock weirdness - and now Ha the Unclear are spreading their infectious music across the world. 

Since we last talked to them, the band - originally from Dunedin and now based in Auckland - have performed in Paris and signed with a new label.

They're celebrating Christmas with a show in Auckland tonight and Dunedin next week but are in today for NZ Live.

Ha the Unclear

Ha the Unclear Photo: Michael Cathro

3:00 After Afternoons Podcast

Behind the Scenes of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan and Ali Ventura.

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Photo: Jesse Mulligan

3:10 How to make perfect gravy and carve meat properly

Christmas is almost upon us and Julie Biuso from Shared Kitchen shares her tips for making gravy, carving meat and getting your knives nice and sharp to tackle the task.

Julie has a superb recipe for Roast Leg of Lamb with Orange &Thyme.

Roast Lamb with Orange & Thyme

Roast Lamb with Orange & Thyme Photo: Shared Kitchen

3:20 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan


3:30 Critter of the Week: Ngaio weevil

This week’s (and penultimate for the year!) critter is the Ngaio weevil, a giant flightless weevil found only on Stephen’s Island, where it lives precariously and probably very carefully around 30,000 predatory tuatara.

Ngaio weevil

Ngaio weevil Photo: Mark Anderson

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

4:05 The Panel with Paula Penfold and Gary McCormick