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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 12 October 2020

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1:17 Stuff Circuit investigates Billy Te Kahika's background

The investigative journalists at Stuff Circuit, have had a look at who Advance NZ co-leader and NZPP leader Billy Te Kahika is.

Senior journalist Paula Penfold tells Jesse what they have uncovered about his past, leading them to call their feature, The False Profit.

Advance NZ co-leader Billy Te Kahika outside the High Court at Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

1.27 Interior Student Award Winner, Abdallah Alayan

The winner of the annual Interior Student Award, Abdallah Alayan, talks to Jesse about his winning design project Faith in Fiordland. Judges called his work "an eloquent, architectural expression of our spiritual zeitgeist: timely, relevant and highly emotive."

1.34 Eating all the pies and tasting their wine matches

Jesse had a tough job on Friday in Marlborough, tasting 47 pies and their proposed wine matches.

He was the judge of the fourth annual Great Burleigh Pie Challenge, where the winner gets a trophy and bragging rights, as well as raising money for the local foodbank.

One of the organisers, Belinda Jackson, reminisces with Jesse about pairing wine with pies and who took out the supreme award.

Jesse getting ready to taste 47 pies and the wines matched to them

Jesse getting ready to taste 47 pies and the wines matched to them Photo: Jesse Mulligan

1:45 Great NZ Album: SIX60 - SIX60

2:10 Emma John's TV picks

In as our TV critic this week, Emma John takes a look at season four of Fargo, Des, a drama about serial killer Des Nielson and Love Life starring Anna Kendricks. 


2:20  Why We Still Need COVID-19 Testing After a Vaccine Comes

 Even after a vaccine for Covid-19 is available, researcher at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, Steph Tan, says we will still need to keep testing for the virus. She explains why to Jesse. You can find out more about Steph on her website Nourishing Mind.

Steph Tan

Steph Tan Photo: Supplied

2:30 Couples therapist Serafin Upton - solving your relationship problems

The key to resolving your relationship problems is to look for practical solutions rather than revisiting the past or focusing on feelings, says longtime relationship coach and couples therapist Serafin Upton.

Covid-19 and its various stages of lockdown has seen couples forced to spend more time together than usual and relationship struggles come to the fore. She joins Jesse as our expert today and shares some of her practical tips.

Serafin Upton.

Serafin Upton. Photo: CATHERINE CATTANACH 2020

3:10 Robert Dessaix- growing old well

Age has set beloved Australian writer and broadcaster Robert Dessaix free. Surviving a heart attack changes a person, and Dessaix says this has opened his eyes to the beauty in the world like nothing before. He travels the world having conversations about ageing to understand not just the challenges but the possibilities of old age. He allows us to eavesdrop in his new book, The Time of Our Lives: Growing Older Well.  

Portrait of senior women talking phone

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3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today;  Kadambari Raghukumar attends the 21st Kendo tournament in Wellington packed with people across ages and cultures.  

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Photo: RNZ/ Kadambari Gladding

3:45 The Panel with Laila Harre and Andrew Hoggard