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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 25 September 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

Critter of the Week t-shirts Photo: RNZ/Liminal

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1:17 Gales, heavy rain forecast for weekend

There are strong gales and heavy rain forecast for many parts of the country over the next few days, in what Metservice says will be a "significant severe weather event".

Jesse speaks to Metservice meteorologist Lewis Ferris for more on what to expect this weekend. 

Rain drops falling from a black umbrella

Photo: 123RF

1:27 Invercargill town crier bows out

Invercargill stalwart Lynley McKerrow ​is crying off the life she loves for the love of her life. The local celebrant and town crier is moving north to get married, but hopes she can find a similar role in her new hometown. Ahead of the next chapter, she talks to Jesse about her passion for the job she's relished.

The outgoing Southland town crier Lynley Mckerrow.

The outgoing Southland town crier Lynley Mckerrow. Photo: Supplied

1:35 Chinese Language Week: Lesieli Kotoa on learning mandarin 

For New Zealand Chinese Language Week Jesse speaks to Lesieli Kotoa, a student at Wellington East Girls' College and a Chinese Language Week youth ambassador. 

She's been praised by the Chinese Language Week trust for showing remarkable talent at learning a Chinese language, and finishing in the top four places of the national Chinese Bridge Speech Competition.

Lesieli Kotoa and Ethnic Affairs Minister Jenny Salesa at a NZ Chinese Language Week event at Parliament

Lesieli Kotoa and Ethnic Affairs Minister Jenny Salesa at a NZ Chinese Language Week event at Parliament Photo: Supplied

1:50 Black soldier fly farm aims to reduce waste

A recycling group in the town of Broome in Western Australia is setting up a pilot fly farm in the hopes of reducing waste. 

Waste Not Food Recycling has been given a regional economic development grant of almost $100,000 to establish its black soldier fly farm. 

Jesse speaks to fly farmer Lauren Bell.

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Photo: Supplied/ Waste Not Food Recycling

2:10 Ali Ventura's school holiday movie picks

With it being the last day of term and a full two weeks of school holidays ahead, Ali's had a look at what's on offer at the movies. Today she reviews Four Kids and It and Secret Garden

2:20 NZ Live Hopetoun Brown

 Nick Atkinson and Tim Stewart of Hopetoun Brown will perform live in celebration of the release of their new album Live at Womad, ahead of a 25-date tour around New Zealand.

Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson of Hopetoun Brown

Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson of Hopetoun Brown Photo: Supplied

3:08  Nadia Lim - Ciro's Gnocci

When Nadia was a teenager she worked in an Italian restaurant run by Ciro Sanino from Naples and today the celebrity chef and co-founder of My Food Bag shares this delightful recipe which she says is soft and silky and unlike any other gnocci she's tried. 


CIRO'S GNOCCHI Photo: Supplied \ Nadia Lim

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

Have you got a DIY problem that needs solving? Builder Stan Scott answers more of your questions, in his fortnightly korero with Jesse - please email

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Photo: Paul le Comte - five15design

3:35 Critter of the Week The wandering anemone

Doc's Nicola Toki introduces us to this week’s critter - the wandering anemone. It lives in the ocean, has a pedal disc, resembles a pile of baked beans and moves in the night!

3:45 The Panel with Livia Esterhazy and Mauricio Olmedo-Perez



Music played in this show


Title: Burning Fuse

Artist: Hopetoun Brown

Time: 1306



Title: Slipping Away

Artist: Max Merrit & The Meteors

Time: 1311


Title: Ghosts

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Time: 1346

Title: Crisis

Artist: Bob Marley

Time: 1421


NZ LIVE - Hopetoun Brown:

Title: Let it Show [Live]

Artist: Hopetoun Brown

Time: 1428

Title: Let's Not Be Friends [Live]

Artist: Hopetoun Brown

Time: 1437

Title: Look So Good [Live]

Artist: Hopetoun Brown

Time: 1446

Title: Knitted into My Bones [Live]

Artist: Hopetoun Brown

Time: 1451

Title: Burning Fuse [Live]

Artist: Hopetoun Brown

Time: 1457


Title: How Lucky

Artist: Kurt Vile and John Prine

Time: 1520