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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 17 July 2020

1:13 First Song: Anthonie Tonnon -  Water Underground (Live) 

Now that gigs are back on, Anthonnie Tonnon is set to play a one-off show at the Royal Opera House in Whanganui on the 29th August to mark the release of his song Mataura Paper Mill. If you're in other parts of the country you can join the performance virtually. Full details and tickets can be found here.

On the B-side of the the single he's released a LIVE version of Water Underground which you can hear today for First Song. 

Anthonie Tonnan Live at the Opera House

Anthonie Tonnan Live at the Opera House Photo: Supplied

1:17 Research for Māori to help them to decide on cannabis referendum

A lack of resource and research for Māori parents and whānau worried about the impact of the upcoming cannabis referendum on rangatahi prompted an article with up to date figures about cannabis use for young Māori.

The author of that article, Dr Moana Theodore, Co-Director of National Centre for Lifecourse Research, University of Otago, talks to Jesse about what they discovered and their recommendations.

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1:27 Masterchef UK executive producer stranded here during COVID-lockdown

Executive producer for Masterchef UK, David Ambler, came back to New Zealand in March, for what he anticipated would be a short trip to catch up with family.

He's still here and finally leaving this Sunday. He speaks to Jesse about working on the popular show and how he managed to get such an incredible job.

David Ambler

David Ambler Photo: supplied

1:35 Tactical voting may affect Auckland Central seat race

The competition for the Auckland Central electorate has been blown wide open with incumbent, National's Nikki Kaye's resignation.

It's now thought to be a race between Labour's Helen White and the Green's Chlöe Swarbrick. She could be the life line to get the party back into Parliament after polls show them struggling to get over the threshold.

Auckland journalist, Simon Wilson, discusses the outcomes and how tactical voting could be deal breaker.

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Photo: VNP / Daniela Maoate-Cox

1:50 Wool being developed to replace petroleum based hygiene textiles

A mother and daughter duo are behind innovative technology to turn wool into a textile which can replace petroleum based materials used in hygiene products.

It could lead to their company, Woolchemy, accessing a non woven textile market worth 47 billion dollars per year.

Co-founder and CEO of Woolchemy, Derelee Potroz-Smith, explains what they're doing and how far along their technology is.

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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

2:10 Graeme Tuckett's movie picks

Graeme reviews The Personal History oDavid Copperfield and The King of Staten Island 

2:20 NZ Live Summer Thieves

Exciting times for Dunedin-born band Summer Thieves - they're set to release their new EP Bandaids and Lipstick, recorded under the auspices of the legendary Tike Tane. And tonight they're kicking off a tour to showcase the release with a gig in Raglan.

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3:08 Nadia Lim's Chicken Saagwala

Celebrity chef and healthy eating advocate Nadia Lim has a stunning recipe for Chicken Saagwala to share.  More great food ideas and recipes from Nadia can be found on her website. 

Chicken Saagwala

Chicken Saagwala Photo: Nadia Lim

3:16 Music 101: Tony Stamp

Tony Stamp is in for Charlotte Ryan tomorrow on Music 101 here on RNZ  from midday. He'll talk about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on the show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - he'll share a track with us.

Tony Stamp – Broadcaster/RNZ Studio Operator

Tony Stamp – Broadcaster/RNZ Studio Operator Photo: Tony Stamp

3:25 Now's the time to plant gladioli

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan says if you want beautiful gladioli blooms for summer - now is the time to get planting! Gladioli typically are at their best 100 days after planting - so it's the time to get those bulbs in for a spectacular summer display.


Gladioli Photo: Public Domain

3:35 Critter of the Week Chatham fat-legged weta

Doc's Nicola Toki introduces this week’s critter - the Chatham fat-legged weta. They have massive tibia, looking like they have never skipped a leg day at the gym. It is thought their fat legs keep them safe while they are hanging in their roost holes!

3:45 The Panel with Sue Kedgeley and Liam Hehir

Music played in this show

Mataura Paper Mill – Antonie Tonnon


Water Underground – Antonie Tonnon


Apple Heart – Fly My Pretties


Disco Man - Remi Wolf


NZ LIVE - Summer Thieves

Ocean baby

Get away

Rey Mysterio 

Love is lost

Cover song: What they want - by Russ