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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 28 February 2020


1:10 First song


1:17 "Fair for Rare" Campaign launched today

An organisation representing people with rare disorders and their whānau is launching a campaign today calling on the government to establish a framework to help them. There are 300,000 adults and children in New Zealand who have rare disorders and their advocates say the current system is failing them. Chief Executive of Rare Disorders NZ talks to Jesse about why it's so important to have a firm policy in place and that New Zealand is one of only five countries in the world to not have a framework in place. 

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1:27 Composting toilets "Little Green Dunny" proving popular in Wairarapa

Earlier this week on the programme we talked to Thomas Lauterbach about the virtues of composting toilets in times of drought. The founders of "Little Green Dunny" in Wairarapa got in touch to say they have a business selling and hiring composting loos out, which are proving popular for eco conscious clients holding large functions. Rachel Dell and her husband run the company she talks to Jesse about their beginnings.

Rachel and Matt Dell (L) started their business Little Green Dunny

Rachel and Matt Dell (L) started their business Little Green Dunny Photo: supplied

1:35 Essays in Love turned into a stage play by local writers

The acclaimed novel, Essays in Love, written by Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton, has been adapted into a stage play by two New Zealand writers, Oliver Driver and Eli Kent. The pair's work will be performed at the Basement Theatre between Marh 10 - 21. Eli Kent joins Jesse in the studio to talk about collaborating with Oliver Driver and bringing the story to life on the stage.

Eli Kent

Eli Kent Photo: Supplied

1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Eliana Rubashkyn

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 Eliana Rubashkyn from Colombia.

Eliana Golberstein (Rubashkyn)

Eliana Golberstein (Rubashkyn) Photo: Supplied

2:10 Ali Ventura's movie selections

Ali reviews Richard Jewell and Birds of Prey

2:20 NZ Live Arjuna Oakes

Auckland based singer, songwriter, music teacher Arjuna Oakes has recently released his his debut EP The Watcher. His live music is laid back and relaxed - the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon as he joins us for NZ Live.

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Photo: Photo by Léa Taillefer

3:08 Smoked Sweetcorn Chowder by Homegrown Kitchen

Nelson-based food writer for, cookbook author (Homegrown Kitchen) and culinary tutor, Nicola Galloway is our chef this week - she'll explain how to set up a basic smoker from kitchen equipment and share her delicious recipe for Smoked Sweetcorn Chowder.

A selection of Nicola's spring recipes are here.

Smoked Sweetcorn Chowder

Smoked Sweetcorn Chowder Photo: Homegrown Kitchen / Nicola Galloway

3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midday talks about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire-Eastham Farrelly

3:25 How to maintain your lawns

If anyone knows about lawns and how to keep them looking great - it's a groundsman. Rupert Bool is tasked with looking after Hagley Oval - he'll be here to share his tips with you!

Garden sprinkler use has been restricted, with more restrictions potentially on the cards for Gisborne residents.

Photo: 123rf

3:35 Critter of the Week Grays River grass moth ​

This week’s critter is the Grays River grass moth (Orocrambus fugitivellis) This moth survives drowning in parts of its lifecycle and extreme drought in others. The female is flightless, but has pretty strong legs that enable her to climb grasses. This species is only found in the Mackenzie Basin, which is a national hotspot for this whole genus.

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Golnaz Bassam-Tabar and Peter Elliott


Music played in this show

Title: Evolution Did

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Time: 1345

Artist: Arjuna Oakes - NZ LIVE




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