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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 1 March 2021

Wallace Chapman is in for Jesse Mulligan today

1:17 Dealing with alert level change emotions 

As the country rapidly changed alert levels over the weekend, there's been mounting anger over the man who headed to the gym after having a COVID test instead of self isolating. 

Wallace talks to clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire about dealing the raft of emotions as restrictions kick in around the country and particularly in Auckland which is in alert level 3. 

A police checkpoint at Auckland's southern border in Mercer on 28.2.2021, the day the city entered Covid-19 alert level 3 for seven days.

Photo: RNZ / Jordan Bond

1.27 Vitamin C is able to penetrate cancerous tumours 

World-first research from Otago University has found that vitamin C is absorbed and retained in cancerous tumours, which could lead to potential therapies for patients using the vitamin

Researchers decided to look at how vitamin C impacts on cancer cells after years of many anecdotal accounts of the beneficial role of vitamin C in both the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Associate professor Associate Professor Gabi Dachs explains the significance of their research to Wallace.

University of Otago Associate Professor Gabi Dachs

University of Otago Associate Professor Gabi Dachs Photo: Supplied

1.34 Hollywood Foreign Press Association facing increased criticism

Just ahead of the Golden Globes online ceremony being held at 2pm, Wallace speaks to entertainment journalist Dom Corry about the increased criticism of the voting body behind the awards. 

He explains that now and during his time as an LA press circuit journalist there were concerns about how the small organisation is run, funded and wields so much power in the film industry. 

Golden Globes

Golden Globes Photo: AFP

1:45 Great NZ Album Abbasalutley

Our great New Zealand album today was a special Flying Nun release in 1995:  a tribute album to the Swedish supergroup ABBA


2:10 Television Critic Perlina Lau


2:20 How did a koi carp end up in Kaipara?

A search is underway after a koi carp sighting was reported in Lake Taharoa in Kaipara, north of Dargaville.

Koi carp are a pest - often called possums of the water - and it's illegal to breed, transport or spread them in New Zealand.

Wallace speaks with Northland Regional Council biosecurity manager Don McKenzie.

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Photo: 123RF


2:30 Expert on running 

Whether you've been thinking about getting back into running, or you're planning your next marathon, or you think you're just not built for it, our Monday expert can give you some pointers.

Paul White is a physiotherapist and running coach at Auckland Physiotherapy and Urban Athlete. Email your questions to

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Photo: Supplied


Bernice Tuffery

Bernice Tuffery Photo: Supplied

3:10 Bernice Tuffery on her decade long battle for a good night's sleep 

In New Zealand, 25% of all adults can only dream about getting a good night’s sleep.  Insomnia is a big health issue for thousands of Kiwis.  

Bernice Tuffery was one of them. She tried warm baths. She tried meditation. She tried over the counter sleep aids and nothing helped.

As a qualitative market researcher, she decided to research her way to a good night’s sleep.  She shares her experience in a new book, Sleep Easy. 

3:35 Voices

In ‘Voices’ today; Kadambari Raghukumar talks to a Burundian organic gardener who began growing abundance in her west Auckland farm, simply because she missed her African veggies when she arrive in NZ.

3:45 The Panel with Moata Tamaira and Dean Hall