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1:15 What te reo Māori revitalisation could learn from the Korean Wave

Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta.

Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta. Photo: Supplied.

A language revitalisation expert, Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta says there are interesting parallels between the growing 'Korean wave' and efforts to change the perception of te reo Māori among teens.

She's written a piece about this for The Conversation website

Dr Ka'ai-Mahuta is of Māori (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu), Hawaiian, and Cook Island Māori descent. She's a senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology or AUT, where she is based in Te Ipukarea Research Institute.


1:25 The joys of cycling into a headwind  

There are plans under way for a National Headwind Cycling Championships in Martinborough.

The organiser Stuart Edwards says it's inspired by a Dutch competition, and is scheduled for a super windy Sunday in Martinborough

Cycling into the headwind in Martinborough.

Cycling into the headwind in Martinborough. Photo: Supplied.


1:40 Animated documentary Scars, deals with mental health and self harm

According to the Mental Health Foundation self-harm is the direct, deliberate act of hurting or injuring your body, but without necessarily wanting to die -  it’s a way some people cope with intense or very difficult emotions, or overwhelming situations and life events.

French film director Alex Anna decided to share the story of her own mental health battles and self harm

She chose to do this in a unique way genre - she made an animated documentary. She joins Jesse to talk about it.


1:50 A Northland dairy farmer responds to the Fonterra profit announcement

Fonterra has posted a profit of $659 million as restructuring, improved sales and margins helped it recover from the previous year's massive loss.

Fonterra's chief executive Miles Hurrell has said the result reflects strong milk prices as well as the drastic measures it had been forced to take last year.

That included selling overseas assets, shutting down underperforming local plants, cutting debt, and reduced its costs.

Northland dairy farmer, Evan Smeath breeds jersey cows and tells us how this will affect him.

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Photo: RNZ / Alexa Cook


2:10 Graeme Tuckett's film picks 

Movie critic Graeme Tuckett reviews award winning French comedy drama School Life and Cut Throat City - an American action film about four friends who pull off a robbery in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

2:20 NZ Live with Anna Coddington

Raglan-born singer songwriter Anna Coddington will perform her brand new single The Saint (with stains) to kick off her NZ Live set. 

She's heading out on her Test the Waters tour next week and is hard at work on her new album - her first in nearly four years.

Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington Photo: Supplied

3:08 Julie Biuso's Greek Lamb Burgers with Creamy Feta Dressing

Julie Biuso is set to release her first book in 17 years and what makes this so special for her is that her daughter Ilaria is a co-author. Mother and daughter have collaborated to bring together a whole array of stunning flavours in their book, named after their website Shared KitchenToday Julie shares one of the delicious 160 recipes from the bookGreek Lamb Burgers with Creamy Feta Dressing.


3:15 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 How to get your kids into gardening this spring

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan says you're never to young to start gardening. She says you should start with something fast growing and give them their own tub or little corner of the garden.

14381065 - white daisy potted flower at garden center retail store

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3:35 Critter of the Week The Karāroa Mayfly

New Zealand has many species of mayfly, but none are quite like the Karāroa mayfly. The male adults have unique eyes that make it easier for them to see the ladies – this is important as they only have a few days to find love explains Doc's Nicola Toki.

Aupouriella pohei

Aupouriella pohei Photo: Stephen Moore Landcare Research_ Photo accquired via Stephen Pohe

3:45 The Panel with Heather Roy and Anton Matthews



Music played in this show

Kua Kore He Kupu (Soaked) - Benne

Love will Tear Us Apart - Nouvelle Vague

The Weight  - The Band with The Staples

Apples - Anna Coddington


NZ LIVE: Anna Coddington

The Saint (with stains)
Blue Smoke in Te Reo & English 
The Runner 
Night Class
Bird In Hand 


New Music Friday:  Moana and The Tribe feat. Inka Mbing - Toku Reo