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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 2 March 2021

 

1:12 First Song

 

1:17 Calls for an inquiry into banks quitting provincial communities 

Mayors across the country are calling for a formal inquiry into the closure of banks in provincial communities.

33 mayors have signed a letter to the Prime Minister asking the Government to intervened. 

Gisborne District Council Rehette Stoltz signed the letter and explains to Jesse why the banks are so important to the smaller communities. 

Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz's comments follow Kiwibank's announcement of plans to close its Gisborne branch, along with six others nationwide.

Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz's comments follow Kiwibank's announcement of plans to close its Gisborne branch, along with six others nationwide. Photo: LDR/ Supplied

1:27 Silver Ferns facing Australian Diamonds in Constellation Cup match 

A  big game for the Silver Ferns tonight. 

The Constellation Cup is again up for grabs when our National netball team meets the Australian Diamonds in Christchurch. It's the only international netball match to be played in 2021 and also marks 492 since Australia played a test.

Newsroom's LockeRoom editor, Suzanne McFadden joins Jesse talk about our chances of winning the cup this year. 

Te Paea Selby-Rickit playing for Silver Ferns against New Zealand 2020.

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1:35 Lockdown emergency kitchen interventions offered during alert level 3

With restaurant dining off the agenda right now, one is offering emergency cooking interventions for those struggling at home to get a great meal on the table. 

Dariush Lolaiy, co-owner of Cazador, has a bit of time on his hands this week and is offering professional advice for home cooks between 5pm and 6pm for anyone who's struggling with making evening meals every night this week!

Rebecca Smidt and Dariush Lolaiy of Cazador

Rebecca Smidt and Dariush Lolaiy of Cazador Photo: Jordan Dodson / The Wireless

1:50 How to Write: A father of the bride speech

Today talented author, satirist, public speaker and broadcaster David Slack is talking about the tradition of the father of the bride speech at weddings. 

He talks about how to write the speech and if the tradition is fading out in modern times.

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Marriage generic Photo: bondvit/123RF

2:10 Book Critic: Claire Mabey 

Today Claire reviews Sorrow & Bliss by Meg Mason: Brilliant novel essentially about mental health, family, relationships and concepts of what a good mother is/should be. Claire also talks about her love of short stories and the ones she's been reading lately. 

2:20 Music Feature: MTV Unplugged

For today's Tuesday music feature and next Tuesday we are going to run through some of the most memorable performances from MTV's Unplugged series. RNZ's Brad Warrington AKA DJ Sticky Fingaz talks through the tracks of the cultural phenomenon which defined the era!

Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana for  MTV Unplugged, 1993.

Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana for MTV Unplugged, 1993. Photo: Screengrab / MTV

 

3:10 Documentary looks behind the hedges of America's largest retirement community

A scene from SOME KIND OF HEAVEN

A scene from SOME KIND OF HEAVEN Photo: Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Sometimes paradise turns out to be paradise lost.

For some of the 123 thousand seniors living in a retirement community in South Florida, that is what "The Villages" has turned out to be. 

Lance Oppenheim  that takes us inside the place billed as "Disneyland for Seniors"  in his documentary Some Kind of Heaven where the quest for fulfillment and purpose remain elusive.

3:30 Spoken Feature: Healthy or Hoax 

we’ve got the brand new season of Healthy or Hoax with Stacey Morrison. In this episode she squeezes RNZ journo Ellie Jay into a waist trainer to find out if it actually can – well, train her waist.

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3:45 The Panel with Nalini Baruch and David Cormack