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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 15 June 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 Mike Joy's vision for New Zealand in 2021

What will Aotearoa look like in one year's time in the wake of Covid-19?  

Well, one scientist hopes New Zealand in 2021 will be a completely different place.

Dr Mike Joy, an environmental scientist from Victoria University of Wellington, has written about his vision that's featured on the Better Futures Forum website. He joins Jesse Mulligan to talk about what he hopes for the future of New Zealand.

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1.27 Rare antique glasses saved from Wellington's tip

We've all heard the expression one man's trash is another man's treasure...

And that has literally proved to be the case for a Greytown man after a pair of antique glasses - from about 1760 - were found in Wellington's tip.

The Tip Shop saved the glasses and put the 'Martin Margins Spectacles' on Trade Me for a reserve of $300. They sold for $8,150 after 124 bids.

Aaron Smylie tells Jesse why he bought the glasses. 

The tipshop put the 'Martin Margins Spectacles' on Trade Me for $300.

The tipshop put the 'Martin Margins Spectacles' on Trade Me for $300. Photo: Trade Me

1.34 Sophie Morris - fundraising for Pet Refuge

Every year a number of women feel unable to leave violent relationships because of their pets. Pet Refuge is a NZ charity providing shelter for pets and kiwi actor and singer Sophie Morris has found a novel way to raise money to support the charity

She's partnered with Boosted NZ to present a live stream show of her music and adventures from her livingroom this Thursday night at 7.30pm.

Sophie Morris

Sophie Morris Photo: Supplied

1:45 Great NZ Album


2:10 Screen picks by Emma John

Emma reviews Little Fires Everywhere, Upload and Space Force.

2:20 Smith The Grocer - Mary's ginger crunch (GF)

Eateries all over the country have their special recipes. We've asked you what recipe you would like from your favourite cafe - and on your behalf we've invited them onto the show to share their secret. Mary Meachen from Smith the Grocer in Wellington is our first guest with her gluten-free recipe for Mary's Ginger Crunch.

Mary's Ginger Crunch

Mary's Ginger Crunch Photo: Mary Meachen / Smith the Grocer


2:30 Expert Feature: Cam Speedy - The link between seabirds and the land

Our expert today is a forest ecologist who is a champion of seabirds. Cam Speedy manages game, pest, and threatened species for Genesis Energy - he's also a conservationist, and educator and spends a lot of time hunting in the forests of the central North Island, around Turangi. Somewhat surprisingly, through the forests and mountains, he has come to appreciate seabirds. Now he educates fishers in protecting the bird species they share the ocean with.



3:10 Mr Toilet at the Doc Edge Festival

When it comes to number two, Jack Sim is number one. Forty percent of the world's population doesn't have access to a toilet. Sim left a successful business in Singapore to start the World Toilet Organization to flush out the problem.  A film about his work is part of the Doc Edge Film Festival. It's called Mr Toilet: The World's #2 Man. We'll take the plunge into the world of sanitation and hygiene with Jack Sim.

3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today; Kadambari look’s back at the life of Ismail Gamadid, a much-loved leader from the refugee and Muslim community of Waikato, who succumbed to Covid-19 last month. 

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3:45 The Panel with Laura O'Connell Rapira and Nick Leggett