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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 13 March 2020


1:10 First song: St Martins live in Christchurch

As the first anniversary approaches of the Christchurch Mosque attacks that saw our nation in devastated shock and heartbreak, a Christchurch trio have come together to create a special song.

Monique Aiken, Ryan Fisherman and Chris William are the band St Martins and on Sunday they’re releasing their debut song and video here on RNZ.

It’s called WORDS and Monique joins us from the Christchurch studio for First Song.

Monique Aiken, Ryan Fisherman and Chris William, who are St Martins

Monique Aiken, Ryan Fisherman and Chris William, who are St Martins Photo: Supplied/ St Martins

1:17 Covid19 myths and how to avoid them 

Dr Siouxsie Wiles joins Jesse for an update on Covid19 and to try and dispel some of the misinformation floating around. 

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Photo: Siouxsie Wiles/Toby Morris

1:27 Stories from around New Zealand and the World

1:35 Cancelling the trip of a lifetime

Coronavirus is forcing people to cancel travel plans - in some cases, the trip of a lifetime has to be put off for at least a year because insurance cover can't be guaranteed. Pam Curry is a pretty used to air travel - she works at the Palmerston North aerodrome and for years, she's been planning a big trip of her own. She finally saved up enough to do it this year and has spent months carefully planning and booking it, only to find the smartest thing to do is cancel.

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Photo: Pam Curry


1:40 Festival Reviews with Mark Amery 

In this week's art festival review Mark Amery considers the Auckland Wellington festival relationship, with a look at two shows that are being shared, Black Ties and Dimanche, ahead of a weekend that sees Aldous Harding with Weyes Blood and Purple Pilgrims play in both centres.

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Photo: Supplied

1:50 Making New Zealand Home: Ives Rose

every week we talk to someone who has left the country of their birth and made New Zealand home. This week Jesse is joined by social worker Ives Rose who made her way to Aotearoa through Tanzania from Burundi in the early 2000s. 

2:10 Film Review with Ali Ventura

Ali reviews Guns Akimbo and The Invisible Man

2:20 NZ Live

It's time for NZ Live and today we have some very special guests - a band getting some real international attention  - Drax Project.

Their 2017 single 'Woke Up Late', which went double platinum in Australia and has been streamed more than 70 million times on Spotify.

Matt Beachen, Shaan Singh, Sam Thomson and Ben O’Leary of Drax Project

Matt Beachen, Shaan Singh, Sam Thomson and Ben O’Leary of Drax Project Photo: Supplied

3:08 Highwater to put on a spread at Cubadupa 

Head chef of Wellington restaurant Highwater Alric Hansen joins Jesse to talk about the Street Feast he'll be participating in at Cuba Dupa in Wellington on the last weekend of March. he'll also be sharing a recipe for a very special type of chicken sandwich. 

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Photo: Highwater

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 Weekend Stuff


3:35 Critter of the Week

This week’s critter is the Suter's skink. This is an unusual skink for New Zealand - it lays eggs, can swim, hold its breath for more than 20 minutes and is the only skink confined to boulder beaches along the tide-line. Doc's Erica Wilkinson tells us more.

Suter's skink

Suter's skink Photo: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (Greene, Terry C.)

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day 

4:05 The Panel with Janet Wilson and Raybon Kan