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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 18 March 2021

1.15 First Song


1:17 Concerns around the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill

The Government's legislative programme at the moment is very concerned with land and water.

They're essentials of life, government and business and the ownership and use of them constantly sparks heated debate.

One such fracas that hasn't made quite as many headlines as others is the future of the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, which is before Parliament at the moment.

The bill will end a process called tenure review and will fundamentally change the relationship between pastoral leaseholders and the Crown.

But a team of legal academics at Victoria University of Wellington are worried about the way it is being done and whether the changes are fit for purpose.

Mike Britton is Chief Executive of the Environmental Law Initiative explains their concerns.

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Photo: Deep South Sheep and Beef

1:27 Is there quicksand in Aotearoa?

A curious thing happened to Rebekah White this week.

While the editor of the New Zealand Geographic was walking up a river she found herself plunging into the ground!

Do we have quicksand in Aotearoa? What do we do if a leg disappears into the ground?

Rebekah talks to Jesse about her experience.

New Zealand Geographic editor Rebekah White

New Zealand Geographic editor Rebekah White Photo: Supplied

1:35 Bringing Takahē back from the brink

The Takahē, a flightless native bird is a true conservation surivor, but is still in real trouble.

The current estimated population of the flightless survivor is 445, as of October last year.

Ecology and biodiversity student Elizabeth Werner is this year's Blake trust DOC ambassador for the Takahē programme. She talks to Jesse about the work that's being done at the  Burwood Takahē Centre which has been ground zero for restoration efforts since 1985.

A family of takahē

A family of takahē Photo: DOC / Ashleigh Morrow

1:45 Great album: Dire Straits


2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

Today Colin Morris looks at tracks from Jimmy LaFave and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

2:25 NZ Screen History: The Ray Woolf Show

Today we look back at classic song and chat show The Ray Woolf Show, which arrived on Kiwis' screens in 1979.

Ray is a multi-talented performer and was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for 'services to entertainment' in 2008.

He joins Jesse on the line from Mangōnui to reminisce about his time hosting the show and some of the guests who joined him.

3:10 Link 3


3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Simon Wilson

Today senior writer at the NZ Herald. Simon Wilson, talks to Jesse about his concerns over the new Auckland transport plan.

3.25 History with Grant Morris

Today historian Dr Grant Morris talks about how to do a family history tour of Aotearoa New Zealand.

He reminisces about a similar journey he undertook with his parents as a teenager which became a historical odyssey.

Campervan on Mount Cook Road with Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.

Photo: AFP

3:35 Spoken Feature: Conversations With My Immigrant parents

When 11 year old Anique left Sri Lanka she thought it'd be temporary. Almost two decades later she talks with brother Navin and mum Sushani about guilt, obligation, and what freedom really means.

3:45 The Panel with Alexia Russell and Russell Brown