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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 12 June 2020


1:17 Huge waves set to get even bigger in Southern Ocean

Climate change could cause monster waves to get bigger - and happen more frequently. A new study out of Melbourne University has found 'extreme wave events' where waves get higher than 20 metres, could increase. This would be felt most in the Southern Ocean, where waves already get as high as 25 metres. Lead researcher Alberto Meucci, explains what we can expect.

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1:27 Artwork explores link between New Zealand laws, and violent events 

A new, interactive artwork that was prompted by the mosque-attacks in Christchurch last year - plots how some communities in New Zealand have become over-policed, and others not scrutinised enough.Terror Legalities explores how violent events in New Zealand relate to law changes before and after them. Dr Karamia Muller came up with the concept following the attacks in Christchurch last year and talks about what she has created.

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Photo: University of Auckland

1:35 Central Hawke's Bay's inaugural Readers and Writers Festival

Central Hawke's Bay is getting its first ever readers and writers festival. Between the Lines is going to be held in Waipawa next month.One of the organisers, Anna Locker-Lampson, talks to Jesse about what hosting the event brings to the region.

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1:50 Making the move to an agricultural career

People who've lost their jobs during the Covid-19 downturn could find themselves driving tractors on the back blocks of Southland.The Southern Institute of Technology is kicking off a six-week Agricultural Contractor course next week.It's hoped people who've lost jobs, particularly in the tourism sector - will take the chance to retrain. President of Rural Contractors New Zealand David Kean talks to Jesse about the career change.

Lambs enjoying a burst of spring sunshine.

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2:10 Film Review with Graeme Tuckett

Today Graeme reviews Rosie, a contemporary Irish drama about a young family looking for a new home. He also gives his verdict on The Wretched, an American teen horror about a boy who moves to a small town to be close to his dad, but believes the woman next door is a witch.

Group of people eating popcorn in the cinema

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2:20 NZ Live: Replay

RNZ's Senior studio operator Andre Upston has compiled a selection of cover versions performed on NZ Live over the last few years. Some of our favourites are included in today's best of the cover versions Part One - Reb Fountain, Tiny Ruins and Jen Chloer.

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3:08 Using curry paste to create dishes

Today's food segment is about creating a nice warm curry at home using pre-made pastes. Nimeesha Odedra and her mother run their online business XSFlavours, which also has tutorials to help people to whip up their own curry creations from scratch as well as selling,authentic chutney, pickles and pastes. She also shares a recipe to make your own authentic chicken curry at home.

Authentic Chicken Curry

Authentic Chicken Curry Photo: supplied

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 DIY tips with Stan Scott

Builder Stan Scott joins Jesse to talk about DIY jobs you can tackle alone, and which ones you'll need to call in the professionals for. This week he's discussing retaining walls.

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3:35 Critter of the Week: The North Island grasshopper

This week's critter is the North Island grasshopper - the only one from the Sigaus genus found in the North island.You can easily tell sigaus genus apart from other grasshoppers because of their distinctive male genitalia.

North Island grasshopper

North Island grasshopper Photo: Rod Morris

3:45 The Panel with Ali Jones and Alan McElroy