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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 12 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 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Photo: NZME

1:17 Study examines impact of lockdown on Pasifika education

A study just released offers a unique insight into what life has been like for parents of Pasifika and Māori students in lockdown. 

Researchers interviewed 134 parents during the first week of lockdown.

We talk to Canterbury University Pasifika Kai-ārahi Tufulasi Taleni, from the College of Education Health and Human Development, to find out more.

Pasifika Kai-ārahi at the University of Canterbury’s College of Education Health and Human Development, Leali’ie’e Tufulasifa’atafatafa Ova Taleni.

Pasifika Kai-ārahi at the University of Canterbury’s College of Education Health and Human Development, Leali’ie’e Tufulasifa’atafatafa Ova Taleni. Photo: Supplied

1:27 Renewed call for review of tourism sector post-lockdown

Amid the upcoming shift to level 2, there is a renewed call for a review of the country's tourism industry, including looking at capping visitor numbers. 

Dr Robert Wynn-Williams is a member of Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board.

He says now is the time for all New Zealanders to think about what they want the sector to look like in the future.

New Zealand tourist hike in Tongariro Alpine Crossing National Park.

Photo: 123rf

1:35 Max Rashbrooke on the future role of an 'active state' post-covid

What will New Zealand look like in a post-Covid world?

Joining us today is journalist and author Max Rashbrooke, who says Covid-19 is a symbol of a world out of balance.

He's written an essay considering the role of an 'active state' post-coronavirus.

Max Rashbrooke

Max Rashbrooke Photo: supplied

1:50 Book Critic Robert Kelly

How do you focus on reading when living through a world crisis? Robert has some suggestions.

E-book and online education. A man is reading a quarantined book at home. A man in a medical mask remained at home in self-isolation.

Photo: 123RF

2:10 The best songs to dance alone to (volume 2)

When we played your picks for the best songs to dance alone to at the beginning of lockdown we were inundated by suggestions and got so much great feedback that we are doing it again.

This time we've enlisted one of the DJ duo the Sweetmix kids - Sandon James to talk us through some of the songs our listeners suggested - and to explain just what makes them so dance-able.

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3:10 Bev Aisbett​ How to deal with Anxiety

Anxiety isn't just something that happens to someone else right now. More and more people are finding out about the unmistakable torment of a racing heart, excessive worry and insomnia that comes with anxiety. Bev Aisbett has lived it and now teaches other people what she calls the art of dealing with anxiety.

Bev Aisbett

Bev Aisbett Photo: Supplied

3.30 New Zealand Music Month Fresh Music Videos Daily on RNZ

We're celebrating NZ Music Month with Fresh Music Daily by sharing a new song and video from an up-and-coming Kiwi artist every day throughout May. Today we're featuring Solomon Crook.


3:35 New Flags Flying - Part 5 

Like many others well into their "Gold Card " years, broadcaster Ian Johnstone sometimes looks back wistfully to the South Pacific half a century ago, when change came creeping slow.

Fiji palms

Fiji palms Photo: Mary Chapman


3:45 The Panel with Ruwani Perera and Stephen Jacobi