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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 6 August 2020

1.12 First Song:


1:17 Ways to preserve the jobs after the wage subsidy disappears

The Maxim Institute has researched how government led Active Labour Market Policies work in real terms. They have written a report, Back to Work, looking the pros and cons of the intervention.

Report author and economist, Julian Wood, talks to Jesse about what they believe might be the best way to ensure people have employment options if they lose their jobs when the wage subsidy ends in September.

Maxim Institute economist Julian Wood

Maxim Institute economist Julian Wood Photo: supplied

1:27 Spike in young people seeking mental health support

Kapiti Youth Support is reporting a 300% increase in the number of young people, aged between 10 and 24, seeking help for mental health issues post lockdown.

CEO of KYS Raechel Osborne talks to Jesse about the strain this is putting on service providers ensuring the right support is getting to them. She also says that mental health funding is not reaching them.

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1:35 Another knock-back for proposed adventure tower for Waikato

When John Heskett realised just how many toursits were flocking to Waitomo he saw an opportunity to create an above ground attraction to rival the Waitomo caves.

He came up with the concept of a tower from which people could bungy jump, slide down, zip line down or go on a giant jungle swing . He got it designed and planned but keeps getting knocked back when it comes to getting resource consent.

He tells Jesse about his idea and why he keeps trying to get it made

Illustration of proposed adventure tower for Waikato

Illustration of proposed adventure tower for Waikato Photo: Supplied/John Heskett


1:45 Great album: Like a Virgin by Madonna


2:10 Music Critic: Simon Sweetman

Today Simon reviews Margo Price, "That's How Rumours Get Started" and Lana Del Ray's "LA Who Am I To Love You."

2:20 Recipe request: Bang Bang Chicken Salad

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 Bang Bang chicken salad served at Millbrook's Hole in One Cafe in Arrowtown. Sous chef Tracy Alderton talks Jesse through the delicious dish.

Bang Bang Chicken Salad

Bang Bang Chicken Salad Photo: supplied

2:25 Crimes NZ:  The unsolved disappearance of Kirsa Jensen

Retired detective inspector Ian Holyoake headed the inquiry with a team of detectives searching for Kirsa Jensen who disappeared on September 1st, 1983.  Kirsa went to went to collect her horse, from the paddock next to her home near Napier, rode him to the beach at Awatoto, but never came back. Her body was never found and no one was charged. Ian Holyoake talks to Jesse about the toll of the case that has never been solved.


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3:15 Farming life with Steve Wyn Harris

Steve talks about the rural issues affecting farmers right now and answers listeners questions.

Steve is also keen to hear from people who don't understand or like farming. If that's you,send him an email and tell him why. He'll then choose someone to visit his farm for a day and a night, including dinner, bed and breakfast.

Steve Wyn-Harris

Steve Wyn-Harris Photo: Steve Wyn-Harris

3.25 The History of NZ's Patriotic Moments with Dr Grant Morris

NZ's response to Covid-19 has sparked an increase in patriotism - but Dr Grant Morris from Victoria University belives it has also lead to an increase in nationalism. 

He asks how this new wave of patriotism fits into NZ's history and what other examples we have of patriotic moments.

5 August 1914 - The announcement that Britain, and therefore New Zealand is at  war with Germany

5 August 1914 - The announcement that Britain, and therefore New Zealand is at war with Germany Photo:

3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness


3:45 The Panel with Mark Knoff Thomas and Georgina Campbell