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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 1 May 2020


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

An update from the Government on Covid 19 - speakers today are Dr Caroline McElnay, Director of Public Health and Finance Minister Grant Robertson.

1:27 Covid-19 and greenhouse gas emissions

The Covid-19 crisis is causing a drop in global carbon dioxide emissions, and a decline in the global demand for energy.   

According to the International Energy Agency, the lower emissions means harmful greenhouse gas emissions could reduce by almost 8 percent this year, which would be the largest annual drop on record.

We speak to climate change researcher Professor James Renwick from Victoria University.

Weather and climate scientist, Professor James Renwick

Weather and climate scientist, Professor James Renwick Photo: supplied

1:34 A shovel ready project in the Bay of Plenty 

The leaders of a 'shovel ready project' in the East Coast are asking for government funding to help them get underway. 

The Raukūmara Pae Maunga project aims to restore the Raukūmara ranges in the eastern Bay of Plenty. 

Ora Barlow-Tukaki is co-leading the project and joins us now from home in Te Kaha. 

Orla Barlow-Tukaki

Orla Barlow-Tukaki Photo: Supplied

1:45 Darkroom social distancing special

We play Bad Weather by Christchurch musician Alanna Eileen.

She’s one of the 24 acts performing in a two-day livestreaming party this weekend, hosted by Christchurch venue Darkroom. 

Darkroom is asking for donations to its Boosted crowd fund so it can pay the bills and stay open, and so far more than $10,000 has been raised. 

You can find out more about the gig and how to donate on Darkroom's website.

1:50 TVNZ Healthy for Life special

TVNZ 1 is screening a one-off special called 'Healthy for Life' tomorrow morning at 9am. 

It's aimed at an older audience and will include an exercise programme, and tips from experts on staying well, healthy eating and sleep. 

One of the experts is Professor Ngaire Kerse, who was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to seniors and health.

Healthy for Life will screen this weekend.

Healthy for Life will screen this weekend. Photo: TVNZ

2:10 Graeme Tuckett's film picks for the weekend

Graeme reviews Luce and Spaceship Earth.

2:20 NZ Live: Reb Fountain

It’s the first of May and that means the start of New Zealand Music Month!

So what better way to mark it than have special guest Reb Fountain join us to celebrate the release of her new self-titled album.

Reb’s new record is her third long-player, and her first with Flying Nun.

We’re going to be playing some of her new songs in our first edition of NZ Live in lockdown.

Reb Fountain

Reb Fountain Photo: Supplied

3:08 Nicola Galloway's Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes with Caramel Apples

Nelson-based food writer Nicola Galloway and author of Homegrown Kitchen cookbook and website, Nicola Galloway is also a culinary totor. She talks about what lockdown has meant for her and shares her special weekend breakfast recipe for Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes with Caramel Apples.

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes with Caramel Apples

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes with Caramel Apples Photo: Nicola Galloway

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  the Chatham Island pigeon​

Our critter for this week is the Chatham Island pigeon or parea.One of the largest pigeons in the world, this Nationally Vulnerable bird got down to an estimated 45 individuals in 1989. They are now slowly making a comeback thanks to predator control and habitat protection, with an estimate of more than 600 individuals on Chatham Island. The parea are closely related to the New Zealand pigeon, but with some physical and behavioural differences as Doc's Nicola Toki explains.

Left: Parea foraging in a grassy field; Right Chatham_Island_Pigeon

Photo: Left: Judi Lapsley Miller CC BY 4.0; Right Ralph Powlesland Department of Conservation, CC BY 4.0

3:45 The Panel with Paula Penfold and  Chester Borrows