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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 10 February 2021


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1:17 RMA to be replaced by three new laws

It's been announced the Resource Management act is going to be scrapped and replaced with three new laws.

Jesse speaks to Dr Bryce Wilkinson from the New Zealand Initiative about why the RMA was no longer fit for purpose and how the new laws can address the issues that are left in its wake.

Wood Home Framing Abstract At Construction Site.

Photo: 123RF, Andy Dean Photography

1:27 Parental mental health linked to children with autism

Most parents of children with autism spectrum disorder experience serious mental health issues linked to stress, according to new research from AUT.

The authors of the research say more support is needed for families, including help for dealing with stress.

AUT Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Daniel Shepherd talks to Jesse about their research.

A photo of a frustrated crying baby and a tired mother with some toy blocks lying near them

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1:37 Plan to stop disposing of mortuary waste in the sea off Gisborne

A hui at a site where mortuary waste will be returned to Papatūānuku Mother Earth rather than sending it out to sea is being celebrated as a 'significant step' in Gisborne. 

The hui was held at Taruheru Cemetery last Friday, where mortuary waste from the region's funeral homes could soon be disposed of using a specifically designed system.

Jesse speaks to Ian Ruru, who leads the KIWA group set up to provide cultural advice and technical support to the Gisborne District Council. 

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1:55 Afternoons Quiz Robert Kelly

RNZ producer and onetime bookseller Robert Kelly presents his weekly quiz.

Robert Kelly

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2.12 Podcast Critic: Ellie Jay

Today Ellie Jay reviews Grounded with Louis Theroux and Intrigue Mayday.

2:25 Bookmarks with Nina Scott

Dr Nina Scott was a junior doctor working in paediatrics when she became frustrated at seeing the same children admitted to hospital. She's been on a mission since leading to her becoming the The Waikato DHB clinical director of Māori health. She's talks about her work and her favourite, books, tv shows and music.

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3:10 BJ Fogg: Using baby steps to form healthy habits   

Go big or go home just doesn't work for Dr BJ Fogg, founder and director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University.  He advocates for making bad habits tiny. Baby steps move us closer to big goals like exercising more, losing weight or keeping clutter around in check. He shares how to design the things you want to change into tiny habits.

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3:35 Stories from Our Changing World. Liquefaction: lessons from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake

Misko Cubrinovski is interested how the ground and the structures on - and in - it behave during an earthquake. The University of Canterbury engineer tells Alison Ballance what the 2011 Christchurch earthquake taught us about liquefaction.

UC Civil Engineering Professor Misko Cubrinovski, pictured in 2011, has won a prestigious international engineering award in the United States.

UC Civil Engineering Professor Misko Cubrinovski, pictured in 2011, has won a prestigious international engineering award in the United States. Photo: University of Canterbury

3:45 The Panel with Cindy Mitchener and Eli Matthewson