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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 13 November 2020

1:17 Will the Covid Alert levels change?

With the usual 1pm COVID update press conference time changing to 2pm people are wondering if that points to an alert level change from the government for Auckland. 

RNZ deputy political editor, Craig McCulloch, talks to Jesse about what's been happening in parliament this morning, including no cabinet meeting which would need to happen if any changes were on the horizon. 

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

1:27 Māori architecture and building far more sophisticated than people think

Māori had an ingenious and sophisticated way of building, that made for a remarkably stable structure - resistant to the forces of the weather, and ground movements.
 
Contrary to popular perception, they developed these techniques well before the arrival of Europeans - nor were they dependent on the arrival of hammers and nails.

Jeremy Treadwell from Auckland University's School of Architecture has just completed a PHD in Māori architectural technology, including creating the first digital reconstruction of the interior of a whare runanga

Jeremy Treadwell, senior lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

Jeremy Treadwell, senior lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. Photo: University of Auckland

1:40 Being a Pyrotechnician

Pyrotechnician Michelle Harris is putting the final touches on the Lights Over Marlborough fireworks display being held in Blenheim this weekend. It's the town's biggest public fireworks display, and if you're in the area it kicks off at 6pm tomorrow at A and P Park.

She tells Jesse how she stumbled in to this line of work after a chance meeting several years ago.

Pyrotechnician Michelle Harris

Pyrotechnician Michelle Harris Photo: Supplied

1:50  Film Review with Graeme Tuckett

Graeme reviews A Son and Reunion

2:00 Ministry of Health Covid Update LIVE

2:30 NZ Live Mild Orange

This week's NZ Live hails from Dunedin, like many great kiwi music acts.

Mild Orange is made up of four friends, Josh Mehrtens, Josh Reid, Tom Kelk and Jack Ferguson, who all met at Otago University.

They perform live in our Wellington studio ahead of their perfomance at Hunter Lounge tomorrow night.

Mild Orange

Mild Orange Photo: suplied

3:08 Food: Nicola Galloway on cooking broad beans

Nicola Galloway from Homegrown Kitchen joins Jesse to talk broad beans and the Pink Lady Food Photography Awards. Details about the competition and how you can enter are here.

Nicola has recently discovered that you can cook the whole pods either in a stew-style dish or popping the beans out once they are cooked like edamame and seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil.

She is also a judge in the international Pink Lady Food Photography Awards. The head judge is David Loftus who photographed many of Jamie Olivers cookbooks among other big name cookbook authors in the UK.

A Bowl of Broadbeans

A Bowl of Broadbeans Photo: Nicola Galloway

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 Gardening with Lynda Hallinan

Lynda has been thinking about traditional gender roles in the garden and how to find the right tools for the job.  

3:35 Critter of the Week Tussock Ringlet butterfly

The Tussock Ringlet or Common Tussock butterfly is an "all-terrain" South Island butterfly found from saltmarshes at sea-level to alpine zones as high as 1950 metres.

3:45 The Panel with Laila Harre and Neil Miller