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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 30 March 2020

Make a lego NZ critter competition!

Send a photo of your original entry to by Friday midday

Here's some inspriation:

Hayden Pickford's lego Kakapo

Hayden Pickford's lego Kakapo Photo: Supplied/ Hayden Pickford

1:00 National emergency response leaders media conference 

Commissioner of Police Mike Bush and Dr Ashley Bloomfield address media and take questions about day five of the level four restrictions being in place. 

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Director General of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black giving the latest Covid-19 update.

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Director General of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black giving the latest Covid-19 update. Photo: RNZ

1:30  A volunteer project is making masks for health workers

Volunteers around the country are using 3D printers to make face shields for health workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.  

The Shields Up project is asking for more volunteers and donations.  

We speak to mechanical engineer Ben King. 

A face shield manufactured by Shields Up NZ

A face shield manufactured by Shields Up NZ Photo: Supplied/ Shields Up NZ

1:40 Call for Halal butcher's to be classed an essential service

Some Muslims in New Zealand are struggling to access Halal meat, because halal butchers have not been classed as an essential service under the Government's lockdown restrictions.  

The Government has said that the businesses and services classed as essential may change during the shutdown period. We speak to Guled Mire who is a Muslim community advocate

A picture taken on March 15, 2012 in the French northern city of Hazebrouck, shows the Halal meat produce section of a Carrefour supermarket.

Photo: AFP

1:50 Great NZ Album Nesian Mystik - Polysaturated

2:10 Television Critic Guy Williams

Comedian and television presenter Guy Williams tells us the show's he's been loving during lockdown

Guy Williams

Guy Williams Photo: Pantograph Punch

2:20 Anabel Langbein - cooking lessons on Instagram

Annabel Langbein is in lockdown at her place in Wanaka, and her daughter Rose is in New York.  

Together they're sharing daily cooking lessons on their Instagram stories. 

Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein. Photo: Supplied

2:30 Expert Feature: Maramataka - the art and science of living by the moon

You will probably have heard about the concept of planting by the moon, using its gravitational force to water your veges and get them growing big root systems to ensure a big harvest. The Maori calendar is known as Maramataka and it turns out there’s a lot more to it than the garden. Ayla Hoeta is a student of Maramataka and writes the monthly update for the Spinoff. You can find a Maramataka dial here to apply it to where you live.

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Photo: Spinoff

3:10 How to shop and eat under Covid-19 lockdown

We've all got to eat. Running to the supermarket every day to buy one or two things is no longer an option. Don't panic, plan. Chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst is living under Covid 19 restrictions and has advice on what to cook to use what's already in your pantry, and how to shop for food that will stretch for a week or 10 days at a time. Kathy shares her recipe for Sautéed White Beans Provencal-Style here.


3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today -how the Covid-19 lockdown is affecting some vital community institutions around Auckland.

3:45 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Simon Wilson