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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 29 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.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks on during a media conference at Parliament on April 16, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks on during a media conference at Parliament on April 16, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Pool / Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

1:24 NZ's largest wastewater project back underway 

Construction work is back underway at the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This $1.2 billion giant wastewater tunnel project is the biggest wastewater infrastructure project in our history.

Around 50 people returned to the main construction site yesterday. 

We speak to the project leader Shayne Cunis.

The first day back at work at the at the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant site.

The first day back at work at the at the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant site. Photo: Supplied

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1.34 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives : New Zealand takeaways

New Zealand’s love for takeaways has been on display this week, with customers queuing outside fast-food premises for their first taste after weeks in Level-4 lockdown.  In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Sarah Johnston will play us recordings about our love affair with all things fried and salty.


Watch McDonald’s first New Zealand television advertisements

KFC 1975 “Hugo” advertisement video

1:50 What will our future look like?

There are three possible scenarios ahead for Aotearoa as the Covid-19 crisis continues.

We speak to NZ Geographic editor Rebekah White, who's written about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Rebekah White

Rebekah White Photo: Supplied

2.10 Podcast picks by Molly Jones

Molly reviews Sleep with MeLore and A Piece of Work.  

Lore podcast

Lore podcast Photo: Public Domain

2:20 Bookmarks: Duncan Greive

Today we're talking to the man behind a humble TV blog that turned into one of New Zealand’s most popular news and entertainment websites.

That’s right - The Spinoff! A home for local and independent journalism in Aotearoa.

Its founder and managing editor, Duncan Greive, tells us about his favourite podcasts, books, movies, TV shows and songs.

Duncan Greive

Duncan Greive. Photo: supplied

Duncan's favourites:



Gone by Lunchtime

The Weeds


Carly-Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me,

PNC – Intro,

The Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!

TV Shows:


Nathan for You

Real Housewives of Auckland





Den of Thieves - James B Stewart

Random Family – Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Moneyball – Michael Lewis

3:10 A Psychologist profiles who is more likely to break lockdown rules

Following the rules, social distancing, washing hands, staying close to home, are going to be the key to ending the corona virus crisis. But some cultures, including New Zealand, tend to be a little more lax about rules says professor of psychology Michele Gelfand. We'll talk to Dr Gelfand about who bends, breaks or follows the rules and why.

Further details about Michele's book can be found here.

Michele Gelfand

Michele Gelfand Photo: Supplied

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. On yer bike - how cyclists, pedestrians & cars share city streets

There is a fine art to how pedestrians, cyclists, and cars and buses navigate the shared thoroughfares of our towns and cities. And in some places, e-scooters are adding to the confusion. It’s a busy research area for sociologist and cyclist Mike Lloyd, from Victoria University of Wellington.

3:45 The Panel with Nicky Pellegrino and Nick Leggett

Music played in this show

Title: Time (You and I)

Artist: Khruangbin

Time: 1345


BOOKMARKS (with Duncan Grieve):

Title: With Every Heartbeat

Artist: Robyn

Time: 1421


Title: Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!

Artist: The Mint Chicks

Time: 1437


Title: Run Away With Me

Artist: Carly-Rae Jepsen

Time: 1529