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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 14 August 2020


1:10 The Director General of Health Media Briefing live

1:17 Homeless communities in alert level 3 restrictions 

Auckland's City Mission has adapted its operations to fit in with alert level 3 restrictions which came into force earlier this week. 

The Mission's CEO Chris Farrelly speaks to Jesse about the biggest challenges for their staff during periods of lock down and the biggest demands for their services. 

Auckland City Mission

Auckland City Mission Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

1:27 "Reckless and unethical" development of a vaccine in Russia 

Vaccinologist and associate professor at Auckland University, Dr Helen Petousis-Harris is alarmed by the actions of Russia in its development and distribution of a covid-19 vaccine. 

She talks to Jesse about the short cuts they are taking there and why it's not only dangerous for the people they're vaccinating, but how it could undermine legitimate advances in developing an effective vaccine. 

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Photo: AFP

1.35 COVID misinformation again doing the rounds 

Health experts are seeing more COVID misinformation doing the rounds as the latest developments in New Zealand coincide with the lead up to a general election. 

 Te Pūnaha Matatini, Auckland University’s centre for research excellence, are studying disinformation about Covid-19 on social media. Lead researcher Kate Hannah talks to Jesse about the trends they are seeing. 

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1:50 Hospitality in Auckland under pressure in alert level 3

Auckland hospitality operators have been hit hard by a return to alert level 3 restrictions, which means no seated dining in cafes and restaurants. 

Jesse speaks to Yael Shochat about her central city restaurant, Ima Cuisine, during these times and what the future is looking like for her. 

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2:10 Graeme Tuckett talks movies

Graeme reviews Peninsula and 23 Walks.

2:20 NZ Live Classic

Tike Taane, the Christchurch born artist who originally shot to fame with Salmonella Dub was our guest for NZ Live in April 2016. Today we revisit this unforgettable experience on NZ Live Classic.

Tiki Taane performing in the Auckland studio for NZ Live

Photo: RNZ / Dru Faulkner

3:08 How to cook the perfect steak

Nourish Group's national executive chef Gareth Stewart talks to Jesse about the challenges the hospitality industry is facing at the moment and the My Nourish Foodboxes born out the first Covid lockdown. also tells you how you can cook the perfect steak at home!

Gareth Stewart of Jervois Steak House

Gareth Stewart Photo: supplied / Kirsten Matthews

3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 here on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midday talks about what's happening on the music scene over the weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire-Eastham Farrelly


3:25 Ask the builder

Stan Scott answers your DIY questions - please email if you have anything you'd like Stan's advice on.


Photo: Unsplash / Eugen Str

3:35 Critter of the Week North Auckland Worm

Under Auckland lives a mysterious species. It’s big, it’s hairy and it glows in the dark. This critter is not the Wilberforces (shout out to any Under the Mountain fans), but the North Auckland Earthworm, says Doc's Nicola Toki.

Left: North Auckland Worm_ Ti Point Reptile Park; Righ: A large NZ Megascolecidae worm, possibly North Auckland worm _Annemieke Hendrikst

Left: North Auckland Worm_ Ti Point Reptile Park; Righ: A large NZ Megascolecidae worm, possibly North Auckland worm _Annemieke Hendrikst Photo: Left: Permission sourced directly from institution Right: Permission sourced from photographer

3:45 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Alan McElroy 


Music played in this show

Teeks Without You


NZ LIVE Cassic: Tiki Taane

Saviour Dub


Get Up, Stand Up (medley)



New Music Friday

Dallas Tamaira - No Flowers