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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 20 November 2020


1:17 The high price of flowers

A flower shortage is pushing up wholesale prices, putting florists under pressure to deliver at a price consumers are happy to pay. Tony Hayes CEO of United Flower Growers explains to Jesse that a lot of factors come into play in the market.

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1:27 Ben Burrow winner of the 2020 Blake Youth Award

A 16-year-old Otago Boys' High School student has won the 2020 Blake Youth Award which is part of the Blake NZ Awards run by the Sir Peter Blake Trust. Ben Burrow was recognised for his leadership and contribution to a sustainable future. Ben is highly passionate about conservation - in particular - the student-led Dunedin Town Belt Kaitiaki project. He joins Jesse in the Auckland studio to talk about what receiving this award means to him. 

Ben Burrow, winner of the Blake Youth Award 2020.

Ben Burrow, winner of the Blake Youth Award 2020. Photo: Supplied

1:35 Whanau: Voices of Aotearoa, Far From Home fundraiser

A London based group of New Zealand opera singers caught up in lockdown has come together to put on a beautiful performance in the spirit of giving something we can all enjoy and to bring in some much needed income. The organiser of Whanau: Voices of Aotearoa, Far From Home - Julien Van Mellaerts has stayed up late and joins Jesse live from London. 

The premiere, filmed at The Royal Albert Hall, will be broadcast on RNZ Concert on Monday at 1pm. You can read more about it here. 

Here's a video of what you can expect to hear.

Whānau: Voices of Aotearoa, far from home performers at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Whānau: Voices of Aotearoa, far from home performers at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Photo: Claire Egan

1:50 The growing popularity of rugby in South America

New Zealand was in shock last weekend as the Pumas cruised past the All Blacks to take out a historic win. Chilean Fran Serrano is a lecturer at MIT School of Sport and speaks to Jesse about how thrilling it was to watch the victory and how popular rugby has become in South America.

MIT School of Sport lecturer Fran Serrano.

MIT School of Sport lecturer Fran Serrano. Photo: Supplied.

2:10 Ali Ventura's film picks

Ali Ventura reviews Palm Springs and A Call to Spy.

2:20 NZ Live Emily Edrosa

Emily Edrosa is back home from L.A to launch her debut album Another Wave is Coming which is out today. What better way to showcase her latest project than to play some of her new songs and talk about them with Jesse on NZ LIVE?

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3:08 Nadia Lim - Live from the Auckland Food Show

Celebrity chef, healthy eating advocate and co-founder of My Food Bag Nadia Lim joins us live today from The Auckland Food Show which is on until Sunday at the ASB Showgrounds. She'll also tell us about her first ever children's picture book about her chick Marvin. The book is called Marvellous Marvin, which is out on 7th December, with all her author profits going to HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) and Garden to Table. She'll also share her delicious recipe for Strawberry, pistachio & creamy feta toasts.

Strawberry, pistachio & creamy feta toasts

Strawberry, pistachio & creamy feta toasts Photo: Nadia Lim

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's here to answer your DIY questions. If you have a problem you'd like solving - email

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3:35 Critter of the Week Doris wellingtonensis

Doc's Nicola Toki introduces us to to today's Critter of the Week - a sea slug with a scientific name called Doris wellingtonensis, yes Doris the sea slug (too good!). A bumpy, mustard-coloured critter that lives on the seafloor and hunts sponges.

3:45 The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Mark Knoff-Thomas