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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 19 February 2021


1.12 First Song:

1:17 Kiwi importers battle 'Whack-a-mole' issues in supply chain 

New Zealand importers are facing increasing stress as Covid-19 related shipping delays continue.

Chris Edwards, President of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation, tells Jesse why it's become like a game of Whack-a-mole.

Ports of Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Kymberlee Fernandes

1:27 Why New Zealanders love their cars so much

New Zealanders' love affairs with their cars has been put under the spotlight by researchers.

Dr Mohsen Mohammadzadeh from Auckland University's School of Architecture and Planning has looked at why our population is so reluctant to ditch cars in favour of more sustainable transport options.

Taffic jam on highway during peak or rush hour.

Photo: 123RF

1:35 'Wipe for Water' fundraiser to install drinking fountains

A young health conscious Auckland 10 year-old was dismayed by the lack of drinking fountains and bottle filling stations around the city compared with overseas.

Jesse talks to Lilah McDonald about her fundraising idea, selling toilet paper to buy fountains for the council to install.

Lilah McDonald

Lilah McDonald Photo: supplied

1:50 Friday flashback: The genius of Blackadder 

Self-described 'Blackadder tragic', Paul from Rotorua, joins Jesse to reminisce about the beloved British sitcom.

The sitcom starred a host of talented comics included Rowan Atkinson as the antihero Edmund Blackadder.

Paul tells Jesse why he reckons Blackadder is still as funny as ever.

Rowan Atkinson as the antihero Edmund Blackadder.

Rowan Atkinson as the antihero Edmund Blackadder. Photo: Blackadder Wiki

2:10 Film Review with Dom Corry

Film reviewer Dom Corry reviews The Little Things and Wrong Turn.

2:20 NZ Live Jed Parsons

Today for NZ Live, Christchurch based singer/songwriter Jed Parsons joins Jesse in the Auckland studio.

He's just released a new album Brunch, and plays some tracks from it.

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Photo: Daniela Aebli Photography

3:08 Food: Oven Roasted Ratatouille with Basil Oil

Nicola Galloway from Homegrown Kitchen shares a great recipe to deal with the abundance of tomatoes and zucchini at this time of the year.

She talks to Jesse about her recipe for oven roasted ratatouille which can be made now and frozen to be used for meals later in the year. You can find the recipe here.

Oven roasted ratatouille with basil oil

Oven roasted ratatouille with basil oil 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

This week Lynda looks at gardens for renters. She talks about ways tenants can enjoy a spot of gardening that can move with them rather than having to leave an established garden behind.

Woman wearing garden gloves planting wild strawberries in to her garden.

Photo: 123RF

3:35 Critter of the Week:  Dusky Galaxias

This week's critter is an incredibly rare and endangered small fish. The Dusky Galaxias, or Duskys, is found only in Eastern Otago waterways and belongs to an ancient scaleless fish family.

DOC's Nic Toki talks about how Otago has become a hot spot for that fish family.

Dusky Galaxias

Dusky Galaxias Photo: Simon Madill

3:45 The Panel with Jennie Moreton and David Slack