Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 6 March 2020
1:10 First song: Paper Thieves - Oh Man
Paper Thieves have arrived in New Zealand direct from Berlin - they've just released their new single Oh Man and are about to head off on tour. Today they're in our Auckland studio for First Song
1:17 Talking to tamariki about COVID-19
University of Canterbury Child and Family Psychologist Sarah Whitcombe-Dobbs is part of a panel event to explain how to deal with children's concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak. The event (click on 'event' to go to registrations for it) will be held on Monday at the Te Papa Hauora Precinct. She speaks to Jesse ahead of that panel about how parents can manage any anxiety or questions from children about the outbreak and spread of the virus.
1:27 Eco-friendly cardboard caskets on offer
Designer Becs Bartells saw a gap in the market when it came to death, the chance to have more eco-friendly caskets available. For her Massey University design degree she created a range of cardboard furniture, which led to her thinking about materials used in caskets for both burials and cremations. She joins Jesse to talk about her the business she's just launched, Outside the Box Cardboard Casket.
1:35 Wellington and Auckland Arts festival reviews with Mark Amery
It's Laurie Anderson and the music of the heavens with Mark Amery in this week's look on Afternoons at Wellington and Auckland's arts festival seasons. Mark has been checking out the artist, performance poet and musicians live and installation works at New Zealand Festival in Lower Hutt and an astonishing opera never heard of in New Zealand, which feels right up Laurie Anderson's street Kopernikus, directed by Peter Sellars who is bringing the acapella Los Angeles Master Chorale to Auckland Arts festival next Friday 13 March.
1:50 NIWA's annual glacier survey hindered by ash and dust
The Australian bushfires have hampered NIWA's annual glacier survey undertaken yesterday. Fifty glaciers are surveyed from the air using advanced photography technology to assess how much of last winter's show remains. Dr Drew Lorrey is NIWA's climate scientist and he explains to Jesse what the annual survey tells them as well how difficult the bushfire residue made it this year.
2:10 Graeme Tuckett's film picks
Graeme reviews The Way Back, Births Deaths and Marriages and Downhill.
2:20 NZ Live: Nadia Reid
Nadia Reid has just released her highly anticipated third album Out Of My Province . She joins Jesse to discuss recording in the United States, and she performs some tracks from the album. She's in our Auckland studio today for NZ Live.
3:08 VJ Cooks - No-Bake Chocolate Easter Egg Slice
Vanya Insull aka VJ Cooks talks about her life as a social media celebrity - demonstrating how to cook easy meals for her family each day - her videos have gone viral! She's appearing in public for the very first time at the NZ Home and Lifestyle Show, on at Eden Park until 6pm Sunday. Tickets are available for $15 for adults. Kids under age 18 are free to enter. A 2 day pass is available for $20. All tickets can be purchased online and includes free transportation to the Eden Park site. She also shares her delicious recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Easter Egg Slice.
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.
3:25 How to lay artificial grass
With the lack of rain in many parts of the country - you might be weighing up whether or not you could be better off with artificial lawn. Mitre 10's Stan Scott has all the tips to ensure you do a great job!
3:35 Critter of the Week The New Zealand pea crab
Doc's Nicola Toki introduces us to this week’s critter is the New Zealand pea crab. This crab lives inside bivalves like the NZ green lipped mussel, pipi and cockles where it steals their food. Only the male ventures out of the comfort of its hosts shell and that is to mate! Interestingly, to gain access to shells containing female crabs, the males tickle the side of the mussel shell for an average of 200 minutes until it opens and they slip inside – risky business!
3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day
4:05 The Panel with Catherine Robertson and Phil O'Reilly