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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 9 October 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

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

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1:17 Graeme Dingle foundation loses major sponsor due to Covid-19

The Graeme Dingle Foundation says it's programme supporting 1300 young people in Papakura in South Auckland is in jeopardy, after a key sponsor pulled their support for the programme - blaming the Covid 19 pandemic.

The foundation runs the Kiwi Can programme in five primary schools in Papakura and the Star Programme at one high school.

Sian Neary, the foundation's Auckland manager tells Wallace what the loss of funding means.

A photo of students from the Graeme Dingle Foundation's Kiwi Can programme in Papakura.

A photo of students from the Graeme Dingle Foundation's Kiwi Can programme in Papakura. Photo: Peter Jennings

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1:20 NZ Food Heroes Awards celebrate groups who delivered kindness 

The winners of the New Zealand Food Heroes Awards were announced in Auckland last night.

These awards replaced the traditional format of New Zealand Food Awards to focus on those who delivered food and kindness during the Covid-19 response.

The Fair Food Charitable Trust in West Auckland won the Massey University Supreme Winner award, and the Supreme Sikh Society won the People's Choice award.

Members of the Supreme Sikh Society NZ working at the food bank.

Members of the Supreme Sikh Society NZ working at the food bank. Photo: Supplied

1:35 Tips for small businesses to thrive the Covid pandemic

Small businesses have been hit hard by Covid 19. But a few have managed to thrive by re-purposing and adapting their companies.

Vaughn Davis who runs a small ad agency  released the book Covid Schmovid, in which he gives fellow business owners some tips on how to make it through these unprecedented times, and perhaps even thrive.

He says the trick is to put your customers first by understanding what's changed in their world and how you can meet their new needs - rather than focussing on how tough things are for you.

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1:50 Kiwifruit workers needed for the season

The kiwifruit industry says it needs a workforce of more than 17,000 people over the next few months, and its encouraging those looking for work to consider the kiwifruit orchards.

Jesse speaks to Manjinder Singh is from Kang Enterpises, a kiwifruit contractor in Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty.

Organic kiwifruit

Organic kiwifruit Photo: Wikimedia Commons

2:10 Film Review with Ali Ventura

Ali reviews Baby Done and Miss Juneteenth

2:20 NZ Live Reb Fountain

Reb Fountain is this week's guest on New Zealand Live. She is one of this years Silver Scrolls Finalists for her song  Don’t You Know Who I Am. Her latest album, Reb Fountain, came out during lockdown.

She'll play us a couple of songs from that album, as well as a new one and a cover of Peggy Seger folk song.

Reb Fountain

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3:08 Jess Daniell's dressings for iceberg lettuce salads

Jess Daniell, of Jess' Underground Kitchen shares her favourite dressing recipes for a good old wedge salad made with crunchy iceberg lettuce.

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad Photo: Jess Daniell

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 Builder Stan Scott answers your DIY questions

Stan Scott answers questions about repairing rotting weatherboards, how high you can build a deck without a permit and whether you can build a sleepout if you are not a builder.


3:35 Critter of the Week Falla’s skink / Three kings skink

This week's critter of the week is the Falla's Skink which is is one of our largest and most robust skinks. It is found only on the Three Kings islands. Unusually for a large, bulky skink, it’s a climber and can be found 3 metres off the ground in trees foraging, and is one of the fastest lizards our scientists have ever come across.

Fallas Skink upside down

Fallas Skink upside down Photo: Photo Credit Sonya Grace-Murray, Auckland Zoo


3:45 The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and David Slack