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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 21 August 2020

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1:00  Covid 19 MOH update 

1:17 National Poetry Day Short Poem Competition

The editor of the 2020 Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, Jo Emeney joins Jesse to help announce our annual competition to mark National Poetry Day.

You have until 2pm to write a poem no longer than 6 lines, incorporating 6 words Jesse will read out live on air. Entries to be sent via email to

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1:27 Podcast series looking at death, grief and mental health 

A new podcast, At A Loss, has its first seven episodes up and ready online to help people cope through the uncertain times we face. 

Funeral celebrant, Timothy Giles, hosts the series which covers a wide range of issues surrounding death and emotional struggles. 

He talks to Jesse about how its hoped the podcast will be a useful tool for anyone struggling with grief or fear.

1:35 Civil disobedience encouraged in Wellington car park spaces 

A grass roots level movement, Picnics in Parks, is encouraging people to set up their desk or activities in Wellington's metered car parking spaces. 

Alex Dyer is an active member of the group, seen at his desk doing work in a parking space, while he waited for his bike to be serviced. 

He talks to Jesse about what they're hoping to achieve and why the law isn't necessarily on their side when they occupy the spaces allocated for cars. 

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1:50 Graeme Tuckett talks movies

This week movie critic Graeme Tuckett's been watching Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Lowdown Dirty Criminals


2:10 NZ Live Classic: The Teskey Brothers

Another delve into the fabulous archives of NZ Live.Today we're featuring Australian blues rock outfit from Melbourne, The Teskey Brothers, who were in our Auckland studio last December. 

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Photo: Nick McKinlay

2:50 We announce the winners of our short poem contest

Producer and book man Robert Kelly – went through the hundreds of entries with the editor of the 2020 Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, Jo Emeney, and together they whittled them down to a shortlist and our winners.

Robert joins Jesse to read the winning poems.

3:08 Annabel Langbein's Tulum Fish Tacos

Free range cook Annabel Langbein shares her delicious recipe for fish tacos that was inspired by a visit to Tulum in Mexico. She says these vibrant fish tacos are such a snap to make and perfect for a Friday night takeout at home. Annabel also offers ideas for alternative fillings to this recipe. More great ideas from Annabel can be found here.

Tulum Fish Tacos

Tulum Fish Tacos Photo: Annabel Langbein

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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3:25 Weekend Stuff


3:35 Critter of the Week Chatham Island Snipe

For years Māori mythology talked of the Hakawai, a great mysterious bird with a ferocious call. Turns out these very loud noises were made by a very small bird, the snipe, says Doc's Nicola Toki. Today on Critter of the Week we celebrate the Chatham Island Snipe!

3:45 The Panel with Sally Wenley and Raybon Kan



Music played in this show

NZ Live Classic: The Teskey Brothers

(All songs: J. Teskey / S. Teskey / Teskey Brothers)

I Get Up
Sunshine Baby
So Caught Up
Paint My Heart

Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus

Stevie Wonder – I Believe (When I fall in love it will be forever)