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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 3 February 2020

1:10  Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton performs live

US artist Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton's just landed in Aotearoa - all set for another eight stop nationwide tour

He's been lauded by the Wall Street Journal as an icon of his generation and he's in our Auckland studio today for First Song.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton Photo: Andre Upston

1.17 The impact of banning tourists from China

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday that MFAT has raised its travel advice to all New Zealanders for all of mainland China to the highest level - 'do not travel'. And in order to contain the spread of Coronovirus here, all foreign travellers who leave or transit through mainland China will be denied entry into New Zealand. The government says this could last for up to 14 days, but the decision will be reviewed every 48 hours.

Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Aotearoa discusses the implications of the ban.

China flights land in Auckland, but no coronavirus screening

China flights land in Auckland, but no coronavirus screening Photo: RNZ / YouTube

1.27 Northland locals hoping to buy coastal farm to save from development

A group of Northland locals is raising funds to buy a 700 hectare east coast farm at Elliot Bay to ensure locals can retain access to the beach and campsites. They're worried that it could be carved up for luxury holiday homes.

The family that owns the farm have allowed public access to the beach for the past 9 decades, but it is for sale.

Jesse speaks with Geoff Ricketts who is the chair of the Ipipiri Nature Conservancy Trust - which is hoping to buy the land.

For further information on the trust and its plans, the email is


1:45 Great NZ Album


2:10 Emma John- what's worth watching on TV

Emma reviews The Bachelorette, Four Weddings and a Funeral - the new TV series on Neon and Top Boy.

The Bachelorette on TVNZ

The Bachelorette on TVNZ Photo: Supplied/TVNZ


2:20 Saving wetlands on private land

Half of this country's wetlands are on private land, and conservationists say they are disappearing. The National Wetland Trust says while most of  our larger wetlands are in public ownership, the remainder that are on private land are regularly being drained or used for farming

The Deputy Chair of the Wetland Trust, Melanie Dixon tells us about their efforts to get more protection for all wetlands

2:30 Expert on hacking and cyber crime: how to protect yourself

What do we do when we're hacked? and how can you protect yourself?

Bruce Armstrong is our expert this Monday. He has been in various IT roles across his professional career and he has made it his business - Darkscope: The Cyber Watchtower - to study malicious hacks and the trends of the dark web.

cybercrime, hacking and technology concept - male hacker in dark room writing code or using computer virus program for cyber attack

Photo: 123RF


3:10 Jewish holocaust survivor's Auschwitz diary published

Under a pile of old clothes, in the barracks of the most notorious of all of Hitler's concentration camps, Dr Eddy de Wind hid a notebook with an account of his life as a prisoner in Auschwitz.

75 years since the liberation of that death camp,  the only memoir written from inside the camp has been published. It's called  Last Stop Auschwitz: My Story of Survival From Within the Camp. 

We'll talk to Eddy de Wind's son Melcher about the book his father risked his life to write to bear witness to what happened there.

Eddy de Wind and right Eddy's Book

Eddy de Wind and right Eddy's Book Photo: Supplied


3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today:  A David and Goliath battle in the fruit and vegetable trade - how one grocer, the son of Chinese immigrants is fighting to stay in business after fifty years.

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Conor English and Fatumatah Bah