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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 2 October 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

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

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1:00 Covid-19 Ministry of Health Update

Caroline McElnay, director of public health provides an update on numbers.

1.12 First Song: Reid & Ruins, Nadia Reid and Hollie Fullbrook 

For the first time Nadia Reid and Hollie Fullbrook are set to perform together. They'll be touring the country and are making a special stop-off on Friday 9 October for a gig at the Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival. They talk to Jesse about their plans and play today for First Song.

Jesse Mulligan with Hollie Fullbrook and Nadia Reid

Jesse Mulligan with Hollie Fullbrook and Nadia Reid Photo: RNZ

1:25 Pasifika and Māori election candidates debate 

For the first time RNZ will be airing both a Pasifika and Māori election candidates debate this Sunday

To tell us what to expect Jesse is joined in studio by Shannon Haunui -Thompson, head of Māori Strategy at RNZ and Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor, manager of RNZ Pacific.

The debates were pre-recorded and will be available online and on-air on Sunday afternoon.

RNZ's Pasifika and Māori election debates will air this this Sunday.

RNZ's Pasifika and Māori election debates will air this this Sunday. Photo: RNZ

1:30 The pros and cons of a new spatial plan for Wellington City

Public submissions on a draft spatial plan for Wellington City are closing on Monday.

The plan aims to prepare the city for an expected population growth of 50,000 to 80,000 more people over the next three decades.

Jesse speaks to Morten Gjerde, Associate Professor of architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, who's written some analysis of the plan for The Conversation.

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1:38 Zach Woods debuts as a director for his short film David

Known most widely for the characters he played in Silicon Valley and The Office, Zach Woods has turned his hand to directing. He's created a an 11 minute film that tells the story of a man suffering from depression who calls his therapist for help. David is played by William Jackson Harper from The Good Place and the therapist by Will Ferell. You can watch how it unfolds here when it airs on the Show Me Shorts Film Festival in New Zealand that starts tonight. Zach talks to Jesse about his new found talent.

1:45 Icebreaker founder enters pet food market

Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon is starting up a new business, moving away from clothing and into the pet food market. 

Jesse speaks to Jeremy about why he decided to start up Animals Like Us, described as ethical and sustainable pet food.

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2:10 Weekend film picks with Graeme Tuckett

Film critic Graeme Tuckett reviews The Mystery of Henri Pick Directed by Rémi Bezançon and It Must Be Heaven Directed by Elia Suleiman.

2:20 NZ Live  Adam Hattaway and The Haunters 

About to head off on a 12 stop tour, Christchurch outfit Adam Hattaway and three Haunters; Elmore Jones, Liam Quinn, and Ryan Fisherman join us from our in Ōtautahi/ Christchurch studio today for NZ Live.

Adam Hattaway and The Haunters

Adam Hattaway and The Haunters Photo: supplied

3:08 Broccoli Orecchiette by State Pasta in New Plymouth

Taranaki born, internationally experienced, executive chef and co-owner of State Pasta in New Plymouth, Carl Maunder shares his love of pasta and his recipe for Broccoli Orecchiette.

Broccoli Orecchiette

Broccoli Orecchiette Photo: State Pasta

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 Tips for spring vege gardening

Spring has arrived and gardening guru Lynda Hallinan has all the tips for planting your veges to ensure you have a bountiful crop.

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3:35 Critter of the Week Hot Pools Mosquito

In New Zealand we have plenty of things to celebrate, from the kiwi to pavlovas, but did you know we can also boast that we have the only species of hot pool mosquito in the world? Not only can these critters survive in extreme conditions, but they might also be the key to better understanding autoimmune reactions and other illnesses, says Doc's Nicola Toki.

3:45 The Panel with Penny Ashton and Chris Finlayson