Navigation for Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 13 July 2020

1:10 First song


1:17 Regaining Coolest Little Capital in the world title

A report commissioned by the Wellington City Council has found younger skilled workers are not likely to take a job in the capital, but instead look to work in Auckland, Christchurch or Sydney.

Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford speaks to Jesse about the city reclaiming its earlier title of "Coolest Little Capital in the World."

Wellington, New Zealand - city aerial view of marina and downtown skyscrapers.

Photo: 123RF

1.27 New technology developed for waste wood to replace oil

A pine wood bio-refinery is being planned for Tairawhiti, Gisborne to produce a material that can replace oil using largely low grade timber and waste wood.

Co-founder of Futurity, Jacob Kohn, explains to Jesse what they are hoping to develop with their venture.

Wood processing factory. Forestry.

Photo: 123RF

1.34 Regenerative agriculture road show

Natural Performance duo, Jono Frew together with Peter Barrett has been touring the country talking about changing the way people are using their land.

Jono explains to Jesse why there is so much enthusiasm for the regenerative approach he and his partner are encouraging with their seminars.

You can find out where they are going to be here.

Landscape with forest and grazing sheep, North Island, New Zealand

Photo: 123RF

1:45 Great NZ Album: The Exponents Something Beginning With C

2:10 Emma John's TV choices

Emma reviews QuizI Know This Much is True and Better Things 

2:20 Black Sheep

RNZ's Black Sheep podcast investigates the life story of Count Felix von Luckner: A child aristocrat who ran away to sea; Von Luckner captained the last square-rigged sailing ship ever to serve in combat, sailed two thousand miles across the Pacific in a lifeboat and led the most embarrassing jailbreak in NZ history. 

Portrait of Count Felix Von Luckner

Portrait of Count Felix Von Luckner Photo: Public Domain

2:40 Perfume - the secrets of scent

Vanessa York is the nose behind perfumier, Fleurs du Mal. Jesse last caught up with her four years ago when she'd just taken up a residency at Auckland Council community arts facility Studio One: Toi Tū, in a decommissioned toilet block.  Vanessa's boutique, small batch-made perfumes are inspired by weeds and flowers, sunshine and shadows, laughter and poetry. She's in to chat about how to make perfume, why they smell different on different people and how to choose the perfect scent or scents, for you.

No captionFleurs du Mal

Photo: Vanessa York

3:10 Nicky Pellegrino - the arguments for being a donor

Second chances don't come any bigger than a life saving organ transplant. And the price doesn't get any higher than the one paid by the donor. Journalist and author Nicky Pellegrino considers both sides of this emotional exchange in her latest novel, Tiny Pieces of Us. 

Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky Pellegrino Photo: Supplied

3:35 Voices

In 'Voices' today;  Kadambari  Gladding finds out how a young couple decided to turn their lives around through keeping the faith and getting active.  

3:45 The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Ben Thomas




Music played in this show


13.12 First SongFine by Melodownz

13.45 Great NZ Album: The Exponents: Something Beginning With C

"Why does love do this to me"

"Who loves who the most"

"What ever happened to Tracy"


1507 "Honeybee" - Unknown Mortal Orchestra 

1530 "Buttercup" - Anika Moa