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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 23 April 2020

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

An update from the Government on Covid 19 - speakers today are Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health.

1:27 Childcare centres prepare to reopen 

More than 35,000 people have signed a petition opposing the partial reopening of schools and preschools when we move to alert level 3 next week.  

We speak to Jenny Le Noel is the manager of Growing Minds childcare centre in Auckland's Unsworth Heights.

Blocks at an early childhood centre

Photo: RNZ Insight/John Gerritsen

1:34 Catching up with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra 

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has been finding creative ways to entertain while in lockdown, including a 'bubble band' competition and 'happy birthday' performances.

We speak to CEO Gretchen la Roche. 

Gretchen La Roche, chief executive and artistic director of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Gretchen La Roche, chief executive and artistic director of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Photo: RNZ/ Eden Fusitu’a

1:40 Great album: Peggy Lee: Ultimate Peggy Lee

 

2:10 Waveney Russ' music choices​

Waveney reviews In A Good Way - Faye Webster and Charm Offensive - Methyl Ethel. 

2:25 NZ Crimes: The murder of Kirsty Bentley

Today we are discussing one of the most high-profile cold cases in New Zealand’s history - the murder of Canterbury teenager, Kirsty Bentley.

The 15-year-old from Ashburton went missing after taking her dog for a walk on New Year's Eve in 1998, and her body was found just over two weeks later.

The case has never been solved.

We talk to Stuff journalist, Blair Ensor, who recently completed an investigative piece on the case with fellow Stuff journalist, Martin van Beynen.

Kirsty Bentley

Kirsty Bentley Photo: supplied

3:00 Live coverage of the Ministry of Health's latest Covid Update

An update from the Government on Covid 19 - speakers today are Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, Sarah Stuart-Black and Police Commissioner, Andrew Coster

3:25 Your Money with Mary Holm

How are your finances looking four weeks into Lockdown? Financial author and journalist Mary Holm looks at  whether you should take advantage of lower mortgage rates, if it would be wise to defer your mortgage payments and how to prepare for a possible rate rise in the future.

What's the clever move to make with your mortgage?

What's the clever move to make with your mortgage? Photo: fantasista/123RF

3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness: Deepwater Horizon

It is 10 years since an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to the worst environmental disaster in the history of the USA. Alex Last reports.

3:45 The Panel with Mihingarangi Forbes and Thomas Pryor