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

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1:00 PM Update on Alert Levels

1:12 The annual Interior Architecture Awards can at last go ahead!

After being cancelled twice due to Covid-19 lockdown, the annual interior awards are finally set to go ahead this Thursday at Auckland's St Matthews in the City. Jesse talks to organiser of the event Nathan Inkpen about the ups and downs of putting on events during these uncertain times.

Interior Awards 2019 Cameron Pollock (Jasmax) and James Grose (BVN); winner, Supreme Award and Workplace over 1,000m2 Award.

Interior Awards 2019 Cameron Pollock (Jasmax) and James Grose (BVN); winner, Supreme Award and Workplace over 1,000m2 Award. Photo: © Jamie Bowering

1:17 Maimoa collective nominated for Te Māngai Pāho Mana Reo Award

Jesse speaks to Pere Wihongi from the Māori music collective Maimoa, who have been nominated for the Te Māngai Pāho Mana Reo Award in the Aotearoa Music Awards for their debut album Rongomaiwhiti.

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Photo: Maimoa

1.35 Attack on Zealandia ecosanctuary fence

A hole has been deliberately cut into the Zealandia ecosanctuary predator exclusion fence, the sanctuary says.

Police have been notified after the hole was discovered by a local community member yesterday. 

Jesse speaks to Dr Danielle Shanahan, the Director of Zealandia's Centre for People and Nature.

The hole found in the Zealandia predator exclusion fence

The hole found in the Zealandia predator exclusion fence Photo: Zealandia

1.35 Daddy's Girl (Kōtiro) wins Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The winners of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival were announced last night, and Daddy's Girl (Kōtiro) is the winner of the Department of Post Best New Zealand Film Award, directed by Tweedie Waititi and Cian Elyse White.

Daddy's Girl (Kōtiro) screens in the Aotearoa Online section of the programme, so it is available online for viewers across New Zealand during the next three weeks.

Jesse speaks to Cian Elyse White about the film.

Director Cian Elise White

Director Cian Elise White Photo: Stuff Limited

1:45 Great NZ Album: Ria Hall - Manawa Wera

2:10 Caitlin Cherry's TV Picks

This week our TV critic Caitlin Cherry has three superb TV shows on her radar - she reviews Away, Lovecraft Country and Shrill. 

2:20 Steph Tan - The importance of committed relationships

Research shows the positive impact of committed relationships on your mental and physical well-being. Steph Tan who is researching at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health joins Jesse to explain more. You can find out more about Steph on her website Nourishing Mind.

Steph Tan

Steph Tan Photo: Supplied

2:40 Lance Burdett - former police negotiator - how to negotiate for a successful outcome

Lance Burdett is a former top police negotiator. He was there in Napier, making the decisions during the siege in which Jan Molenaar shot policeman Len Snee and days later, took his own life.  Lance has been responsible for the successful resolution of several other violent situations where people were kidnapped and in some cases, not so successful. He talks to Jesse Mulligan about the lessons learned by police in some of the countries' highest profile hostage situations, sieges and kidnappings.

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Photo: TODD EYRE Photography Ltd

3:10 Jason Hickel - How DeGrowth Will Save The World

Enough is actually enough. More is too much says Dr Jason Hickel, an economic anthropologist at Goldsmiths University of London. He's part of a growing movement that embraces degrowth. Degrowthers say capitalism demands more of everything and accelerates climate change, the decline of biodiversity and inequity around the world. He makes his case in his new book Less is More: How DeGrowth Will Save The World

Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel Photo: Jason Hickel

3:35 Voices


3:45 The Panel with Golnaz Bassam Tabar and Mark Sainsbury





Music played in this show

First Song: Maimoa - Whāia


Great New Zealand Album: Ria Hall - Manawa Wera 

Cause & Effect (Live at The Surgery March 2020 )

Owner (Live at The Surgery March 2020)

(Live at The Surgery March 2020)


3.30 Song: Olivia Foa'i - Home