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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 14 April 2020

1:00 Live coverage of the Ministry of Health's latest Covid Update

An update from the Government on Covid 19  with Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 12: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament on April 12, 2020 in Wellington

Photo: Getty Images

1:27 First snow of 2020 blankets parts of Southland

The temperatures have plummetted in the lower south as snow fell on parts of the area early this morning.

NIWA weather forecaster Chris Brandolino tells us about this early cold snap and what we can expect in the coming weeks

1:35 Lockdown benefits for birds and wildlife

Many people have been noticing more bird song around their houses during the lockdown.

Ecologist Margaret Stanley from the University of Auckland has been looking into how the lockdown is having an effect on birds and other wildlife.

We speak to her about the benefits of the lockdown for our birds.

Tūī sitting in a tree, native New Zealand bird captured in forest on Bluff Hill, South Island, New Zealand.

Photo: 123RF

1:50 The 'Better Living, Everyone' online music festival

This weekend over 30 artists are performing in the ‘Better Living Everyone’ music festival, put on by the Melted Ice Cream label.

It’s the fifth time the festival has been held, but this time around it’s all streaming online for free, from 4:30pm until late on Friday and Saturday.

We speak to the curator of the festival Ben Woods.

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2:10 Repetition in writing

Book critic Pip Adam's read works by two authors that's made her think about repetition and a third amazing book which also repeats. She joins the programme today to look at how repetition works in these three books: Untold Night and Day; Nowhere to Be Found  and New Transgender Blockbuster. She also takes a look at repetition in poetry and reviews a short story Yabu no Naka (In a Grove).

2:20 A workday playlist for lockdown living 

One of the silver linings of working from home is you always get to pick the music! To help people out with that giddy responsibility RNZ Music’s Tony Stamp has put together an 8 hour playlist to help you get through your day.

Jason Williamson & Andrew Fearn (Sleaford Mods) with RNZ's Tony Stamp

Jason Williamson & Andrew Fearn (Sleaford Mods) with RNZ's Tony Stamp Photo: Dan Cook

3:10 Celeste Headlee - how to stop overworking and underliving

Covid 19 hit the pause button on our busy lives and now it's time to think about shedding some of the crazy when lockdown is over says Celeste Headlee. She's a journalist and author who writes about human nature. She says burnout forced her to understand the value of doing less. She shares what she discovered in her book, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving  

Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee Photo: Public Domain

3:30 Spoken Feature: New Flags Flying

In 1971,  Ian and Angela Johnstone and their three children went to live in Suva, the capital of Fiji. After almost a century of British rule, the country had just become independent.

Fiji flag

Fiji flag Photo: RNZ

3:45 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Jeremy Elwood