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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 7 February 2020


1:10 First song


1:17 Archives NZ cut public access hours to reading rooms

Historian and author Vincent O'Malley is concerned about the impact reduced hours to access Archives New Zealand reading rooms will have on research. He explains that by only being open four hours a day some research will not go ahead and students will be restricted in what they choose to explore for their theses.

, a new permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. Treaty of Waitangi, Declaration of Independence and Women's Suffrage Petition.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

1:27 Killer robot ethical and legal debate under the microscope

University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded a Marsden Fund grant to examine the current debate on the use of "killer robots" in warfare. It's hoped their analysis and understanding of the issues will help to shape future regulations for conflict using the autonomous weapons. Associate Professor Amy Fletcher is one of the researchers involved with the project and explains what they're doing.

Associate Professor Amy Fletcher

Associate Professor Amy Fletcher Photo: supplied

1:35 The Wall production; telling migrant stories on stage

Director Daniel Fernandez joins Wallace in the studio to talk about his upcoming production in the Auckland Fringe Festival, The Wall. He and fellow writer Mallika Krishnamurthy spoke to migrants from all over the world about their experiences in new countries and are retelling them in the performance. The Wall is on at TAPAC from March 3rd to March 7th with a cast of 25 actors and 2 musicians, representing all sides of the world, will bring this devised piece to life with humour, magic realism and an original soundtrack performed live.

Parts of the US-Mexico border are already sealed off by a wall. A family is pictured standing on the Mexican side of the wall in 2017.

Photo: AFP

1.50 Dr. Nēpia Mahuika explains mākutu and its history

Mākutu has been described as Maori Witchcraft and even black magic, but Dr Nēpia Mahuika says such descriptions have been written from a western perspective.

He is the chair of the National Māori Historians Collective Aotearoa has been looking into mākutu for a book he is writing as the inaugural Judith Binney Fellowship recipient for 2019.

He joins us to explain how it has been portrayed and how he is trying to get a fuller picture of mākutu’s historic significance, and its meaning today.

Dr. Nēpia Mahuika

Dr. Nēpia Mahuika Photo: Supplied/Waikato University


2:10 Graeme Tuckett - what's hot at the movies this week

Graeme reviews For Sama, Birds of Prey and Beats.


2:20 NZ Live Holly Arrowsmith

American-born, Kiwi-based Holly Arrowsmith is a singer/songwriter that has drawn favourable comparisons to Nick Drake, Emmylou Harris and Joni Mitchell among others. She's about to perform at the Tuki Festival and Nostalgia Festival as well as opening for Patty Griffin. She'll then jet to UK and Europe for an extensive tour. She joins us to play live from our Christchurch studio.

Holly Arrowsmith

Holly Arrowsmith Photo: Supplied

3:10 The delights of Italian cooking

Michael Dearth, owner of The Grove and Baduzzi's restaurants in Auckland tells us all you need to know about creating the perfect Italian dish at home - from pantry staples to combining ingredients. He'll share his recipe for Cavatelli and says anyone can be an Italian chef in their own kitchen.

Cavatelli - from Baduzzi

Cavatelli - from Baduzzi Photo: Michael Dearth / Baduzzi

3:20 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan, Host of Music 101 here each Saturday on RNZ tells us what music events are on around the country this weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow - and of course it's new music day - so she'll play us a track!

3:30 Critter of the Week The black-billed gull​

This week’s critter is the black-billed gull. In Oct 2019 there were around 300 nesting at a building site in Christchurch CBD. DOC installed rafts so that when the chicks went into the water they wouldn’t drown. Currently there is a freshly hatched pair of chicks right in the front of the site and fledged chicks seen at the estuary and in Hagley Park.

Black-billed gull

Black-billed gull Photo: Left - Chick with crash helmet Photo credit Derek Brown DOC and right Black-billed_Gull_By Paul Davey edited by UserTony Wills - FileBlack-billed Gull (5).JPG, Public Domain, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=22704018

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Garry Moore