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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 19 March 2021


1.12 First Song

1:17 Bleak outlook for apple and pear season 

The forecast for apple and pear growers for 2021 is looking bleak. The updated estimate is the gross national crop to be down by 14 percent. Jesse is joined by New Zealand Apples and Pears Incorporated Chief Executive Alan Pollard to discuss the bleak outlook for growers. 

Inside the pack house at JR's Orchards. Around 250,000 cartons of apples and pears were exported this season to markets in Europe and Asia.

Inside the pack house at JR's Orchards. Around 250,000 cartons of apples and pears were exported this season to markets in Europe and Asia. Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

1:27 The importance of the Enduring Power of Attorney role

March is Brain Awareness month and one of the issues arising from that is the big increase in the number of New Zealanders with dementia and the need to appoint a power of attorney.

Public Trust Chief Executive Glenys Talivai says we have very low rates of people who have appointed someone in that role and explains to Jesse why it's so important.

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Photo: Flickr

1:35 New mural marks the 50th anniversary of the Polynesian Panthers 

The Polynesian Panther Party were a huge part of the New Zealand civil rights movement in the 1980s, and their legacy is still strong today. Phrases like dawn raids, overstayers and the springbok tour are still part of conversations about who we are as a country, and who we could be. 

As part of the Auckland Arts Festival a team of artists are celebrating the connections between the Polynesian Panthers and the Black Panthers in America with a collaborative mural. Two of those artists are Polynesian Panther, musician and political activist Tigilau Ness, and long time member of activist art group the Wellington Media Collective Chris McBride.

Tigilau Ness and Chris McBride in front of the mural

Tigilau Ness and Chris McBride in front of the mural Photo: supplied

1:50 The regional mystery of the marshmallow slice 

What is a marshmallow slice? Have you ever heard of one? Project Curator of History at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Jane Groufsky holds them dear to her heart but is bemused as to why she can't find them in the North Island. She's on a mission to find out what the story is behind the regionally specific treat. 

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Photo: Jane Groufsky

2:10 Film Review with Dom Corry

Today Dom reviews French Exit starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Zack Synder's Justice League.

2:20 NZ Live: Black Pacific

Wellington-based band Black Pacific is in the studio with us today for NZ Live!

The Hawaii-born Kiwi siblings, Imon Starr, Zoe Moon and Deva Mahal all have their own musical projects on the go but have combined their talents to also perform as a trio. 

They're soon to hit the main stage at Wellington festival CubaDupa as part of their New Zealand debut.

Black Pacific.

Black Pacific. Photo: Supplied.

3:08 Braised Goat Shanks by Dariush Lolaiy

Today Cazador chef and co-owner, Darius Lolaiy shares a perfect autumn recipe for the cooler nights.

He serves the braised goat shanks in a warm broth with polenta and pecorino.

Braised Goat Shank

Braised Goat Shank Photo: supplied

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 Jo McCarroll

Today NZ Gardner Editor, Jo McCarroll talks to Jesse about the guava moth which likely to be affecting feijoa crops in Northland, Auckland, Thames and the Coromandel.

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Photo: Supplied / Plant and Food Research

3:35 Critter of the Week Fishy Pouch Fungus

The rare and endangered Fishy Pouch Fungus smells a bit like rotten fish and looks like a pouch. It is only found on Banks Peninsula in native podocarp forest and is the perfect critter to highlight International Day of Forests.

Fishy Pouch Fungus

Fishy Pouch Fungus Photo: CC BY 4.0 Jerry Cooper

3:45 The Panel with Amy Adams and Shane Te Pou