Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 29 June 2020
1:10 First song
1:17 Paula Bennett steps down
National MP and former deputy leader Paula Bennett will not stand in the upcoming election, ending a political career that began in 2005.
She was rolled as the deputy leader last month and demoted to number 13 on the party's list, after the rise of Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye.
We speak to Ben Thomas, public relations consultant and former National government press secretary.
1.27 Students unsure about online learning
Universities across the country are introducing more online learning, and it's creating confusion and apprehension among some students and lecturers.
The most controversial decision has been by Waikato University, which has announced that all courses will be held entirely online next trimester.
We speak to Isabella Lenihan-Ikin, the President of the New Zealand Union of Students associations.
1.34 TVNZ launches new kids game show
The first season of TVNZ's series Brain Busters, a game show for children, starts today.
The first episode is at 4:10pm today on TVNZ 2.
600 kids from all over New Zealand will compete in the show, which has been compared to popular series The Chase.
Producer Reuben Davidson tells us more.
1:45 Great NZ Album: The Chills - Submarine Bells
2:10 Television Critic Caitlin Cherry reviews Breeders and Bonus Family
Caitlin discusses two comedies dealing with the tougher sides of parenting, Breeders, co-created by martin Freeman (SkyGo/Soho/Neon) and Bonus Family - a swedish comedy about step families (Netflix).
She also gives her view on The Chaser spin-off game show; Beat the Chasers which debuted on TVNZ 1 last night
2:20 Recipe request: Airspresso Southland's Cheese Roll
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. Today we're showcasing Airspresso Southland's Cheese Roll.
2:30 Coronation Street with Simon Morris
For today's expert segment, we'll be talking about one of the most popular soaps of all time - Coronation Street.
RNZ presenter and producer, Simon Morris, has been a dedicated fan of the soap ever since Ena Sharples barged into Florrie Lindley's shop in episode one.
He joins Jesse today to talk about the success of the show and why he remains a fan after all these years.
3.10 Joy at work - The Marie Kondo way
Marie Kondo showed the world how the life changing magic of tidying up around the house. Now she wants us to focus on the office. Kondo has teamed up with organisational psychologist Scott Sonenshein on a new book aimed at sorting out desks, schedules and inboxes. Scott speaks to Jesse about the new book called Joy at Work: Organising Your Professional life.
In ‘Voices’ today; Kadambari Gladding looks at how one former refugee decide to break moulds and hit the open road.
3:45 The Panel with Heather Roy and Mauricio Olmedo-Perez
Music played in this show
A Way With Murder by Mini Simmons
Great NZ Album: The Chills - Submarine Bells
“Heavenly Pop Hit”
“Familiarity Breeds Contempt”