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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 12 August 2020

1.12 First Song:

1:15 Police checkpoint at Bombay, south of Auckland 

As part of the regional alert level 3 restrictions for Auckland, the police are checking on motorists entering and leaving the area. 

There are nine checkpoints in place at the region's boundaries. 

1:17  Panic buying across Auckland supermarkets 

As alert level three comes into effect across the Auckland region, Aucklanders have ignored the Prime Minister's pleas to not panic buy. 

Countdown General Manager, Kiri Hannifin, talks to Jesse about the rush on their stores in Auckland and what's happening around the rest of the country, where alert level two restrictions are now in place. 

Shoppers queue to enter Point Chevalier Countdown in Auckland ahead of level 3 Covid-19 restrictions being imposed in the region at midday on 12 August 2020.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

1:27 Alert level change impact on the elderly 

With community transmission detected all aged care facilities have closed their doors until midnight on Friday to anyone but staff and suppliers. 

Grey Power National President Mac Welch speaks to Jesse about how that affects the elderly residents as well as other older New Zealanders living independently, but alone in communities. 

Ryman Healthcare's profit rose 8.4 percent

Ryman Healthcare's profit rose 8.4 percent Photo: 123RF

 Logo of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Photo: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

1:37 Ngā Taonga Sound Archives:  

This Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II or V.J. Day, with a special commemoration to be held at the Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington. Today in our weekly trip to the sound archives of we are going to hear how peace was celebrated, with Sarah Johnston of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Listen to Wellington station 2ZB’s live coverage of V.J. Day

1.50 Psychology of going back to lockdown style restrictions 

People all over the country are feeling an impact of going back to tougher alert level restrictions on their mental health. 

Psychologist Jacqui Maguire talks to Jesse about how people might be feeling sad or depressed about a return to lock-down style restrictions and how to cope. 

If you need to talk -  free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day to talk or text to a trained counsellor - this service is free 

Side view portrait of a sad single man looking down from a balcony of a house  with an urban background

Photo: 123RF

2.10 Podcast Critic Ellie Jay

Ellie Jay talks about two podcasts she's been enjoying; Rabbit Hole which is a New York times podcast about the internet and what it's doing to us and Skyjacker


2:25 Bookmarks with Nicola Harvey

In 2018, our Bookmarks guest Nicola Harvey quit her media executive job in Sydney and moved home to Aotearoa to start up a cattle farm. 

Her new podcast series A Carnivore's Crisis with British cook and author Rachel Khoo sets out to understand how the foodscape has become such a contested space and to ask if the messaging that veganism can save the planet is accurate.  

She's currently writing a book about food citizenship and becoming a farmer.

3:10 New Zealand and the United Nations Security Council

Four times, New Zealand has moved from the kid's table to sit among the world's most powerful nations as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. A new book offers insights about how New Zealand's pledge to deal honestly and impartially won over the world. It's called A Seat at The Table New Zealand and the United Nations Security Council, 2015-2016 

The current New Zealand flag flies up a flag pole.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. How sound influences the taste of food

Nazimah Hamid has discovered that the sounds around us can have unexpected impacts on the taste of food. Nazimah is a food scientist at Auckland University of Technology, and she talks with Alison Ballance what happens to the taste of food when you eat it a bus stop compared to a quiet café.

3:45 The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Shane Te Pou