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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 18 June 2020

1:17 Surge in Great Walks bookings boost for local communities

Communities near New Zealand's Great Walks are celebrating a surge in domestic bookings from Kiwis keen to check out their own backyard.

The opening week saw a 36 percent increase in overall bookings for six of the eight walks that are open.

That news is particularly welcome for Te Anau, which is known as the gateway to the Fiords, and relies heavily on tourism.

Fiordlander 'Possum' Moffat joins Jesse to talk about how Te Anau has been coping without international tourists, and also shares his story about K10 Te Anau.

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The Kepler track in Fiordland. Photo: Robbie Reid

1:27 Calls for poetry by cleaners 

A small New Zealand publisher is putting the call out for poems written by cleaners about cleaners for an upcoming anthology.

It's part of a series published by Landing Press, to provide a voice for people who might not always be heard in public forums.

Publisher Adrienne Jansen joins Jesse to talk about the importance of including different voices in poetry. 

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Photo: Supplied

1:35 Girls Skate NZ: Empowering girls in skateboarding

An Auckland skateboarding school or 'crew', that aims to empower girls to learn how to skate, has just launched a fundraising campaign.

Girls Skate NZ offers classes throughout skateparks in Auckland.

Skateboarder Amber Clyde tells us about the campaign.

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Photo: Girls Skate NZ / Facebook

1:45 Great album: Norah Jones - Pick Me Up Off The Floor 

Norah Jones - Pick Me Up Off The Floor

Norah Jones - Pick Me Up Off The Floor Photo: Album Cover

2:10 Colin Morris salutes Ella Fitzgerald and Helen Shapiro

Today music critic Colin Morris reviews the album Ella at 100 - a tribute by various artists to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. He also takes a look back at artist Helen Shapiro.

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Ella Fitzgerald 1962 Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

2:25 Crimes NZ: The murder of Betty Benning

The year was 1977 and on a quiet Karori street,  Alf Benning brutally murdered his wife Betty Benning .

Her body parts were discovered buried beneath a freshly planted apple tree in the backyard.

The killing is the subject of the black comedy film How to Murder Your Wife which was released in 2015.

Philly de Lacey was one of the producers of the film, she's also the CEO of production company Screentime.

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3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm

Financial author and journalist Mary Holm says there are mixed messages to New Zealanders these days and today focuses on one in particular - encouraging people to spend more to support local and setting up an emergency fund for a rainy day. Is it possible to do both?

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Photo: 123RF

3:35 Voices from Antarctica 4: Best journey in the world part B

When it comes to living in Antarctica it's a case of water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink - until you melt it. Alison Ballance is waiting for a penguin and talking water with the experts.

Non-breeding Emperor penguins visit the field camp where penguin researchers are living on the sea ice, sheltered by cliffs that are the seaward-edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.

Non-breeding Emperor penguins visit the field camp where penguin researchers are living on the sea ice, sheltered by cliffs that are the seaward-edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

 

3:45 The Panel with Ali Mau and Peter Dunne