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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 3 November 2020

Critter of the Week t-shirts

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

Critter of the Week T-Shirt donations.

We sold 1229 critter t-shirts. $5 from every t-shirt sale was put into a special fund to go to community groups doing their bit to protect native critters and eradicate pests.

We now have $6145.00 to give away. If you want to apply for some of the money, please email with information about your community group and what you would do with the money. Please put Critter T Fund in the subject line.


1:00 MOH Covid-19 Update


1:17 Why Nanaia Mahuta's foreign affairs ministerial appointment is a big deal 

Moana Maniopoto, host of Te Ao With Moana on Maori Television, talks to Jesse about why the appointment of Nanaia Mahuta is a big moment for Māori wāhine.

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that Nanaia Mahuta would take over the portfolio which was held in last term of government by New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters. 

Nanaia Mahuta

Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

1:27 Fire service calling for common sense this Guy Fawkes

With fireworks for sale and the upcoming Guy Fawkes night the fire service is calling for a less stressful and busy time. 

National Advisor Fire Risk Management, Todd O'Donoghue explains to Jesse that last year they crews attended 237 fireworks-related callouts and they hope this year isn't as bad. 

A small firework is set off on a street.

A small firework is set off on a street. Photo: 123rf

1:35 Freshwater ecologist wants money spent on changing farming 

Ecologist Dr Mike Joy has given a short direct message to senior government leaders, including the PM, about how COVID recovery money should be spent. 

He talks to Jesse about this three minute long "elevator pitch" to get money spent on transforming the way the country runs dairy farms. 

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Photo: supplied

2:10 Claire Mabey's 'To Be Read Lists'

As we head towards the summer holidays, critic and Director of Verb Wellington Claire Mabey shares her pick of what not to leave off your reading list!

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Photo: Public Domain

2:20 Music Feature: Trip Hop with DJ Sticky Fingaz

On this weeks Tuesday music feature RNZ's Brad Warrington, aka Dj Sticky Fingaz, will be bringing in a selection of his favourite Trip hop tracks. Trip hop is a musical genre that originated in the UK in the early 90s, especially Bristol. Common musical aesthetics include a bass-heavy drumbeat, female-dominant vocals, Rhodes pianos, saxophones, trumpets and flutes as well as unconventional instruments such as the theremin and mellotron. Expect the heavy sub bass and broken beats of Massive Attack, Portishead and Kurder & Dorfmeister.

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Photo: dj sticky fingaz

3:10 Paul Henry In A United State 

Paul Henry cannot help himself. He loves and sometimes lives in a place he describes as overwhelmingly moronic and misguided. America. On the eve of the US election, we'll talk to the always outspoken broadcaster about  his passion for road trips on Route 66 and the odd cast of characters who make his part time life there wonderfully weird. His new book is called I'm In A United State. 

Paul Henry

Photo: Supplied

3:30 Spoken Feature: Witness History Oh! Calcutta! 

3:45 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Ben Thomas