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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 25 March 2021

1:17 Massive rise in e-bike thefts

E-bike thefts are on track to surge more than 115 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same time last year according to insurance industry data.

Almost 50,000 e-bikes were imported in the past year, worth $62 million dollars, and by comparison 87,000 cars were sold in the same period.

Barbara Cuthbert, Bike Auckland chair, shares some advice on how to prevent e-bike theft.

There's been a spate of bike thefts in Wellington

There's been a spate of bike thefts in Wellington Photo: Wikipedia


1:25 Explaining the impact of the Suez Canal traffic jam

You may have heard about the massive traffic jam in the Suez Canal - caused by a giant container ship that has run aground.

The Suez Canal is a vital trade route connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, so we thought we'd get our Worldwatch presenter Perlina Lau in to explain what is going on and why the impact is so huge

The 200,000 tonne ship may take days to remove.

Photo: AFP / Suez Canal Authority


1:30 Carbon neutral magazine The Forever Project

The Forever Project is a Stuff magazine that addresses the threat of climate change. The latest issue looks at the legacy left for future generations in this country. 

Stuff climate editor Eloise Gibson discusses how the magazine came to life and introduces its latest issue.

Illustration by Margarita Vovna

Illustration by Photo: Stuff


1:35 Solving Auckland's infrastructure issues through theatre

A new play will ask audiences to form a council and solve Auckland's urban development problems.

It's called 'An Extraordinary Meeting' and it's on at the Basement next week from March 30 to April 1st

Each night will be a different show with a different solution.

Jesse speaks to the director Alex Bonham, a PHD student at the Dance Department of Auckland University, and a Waitematā Local Board member.

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Photo: Supplied

1:45 Great album

2:10 Music Critic Dianne Swann

Dianne shares a couple of tracks from Cassandra Jenkins second album An Overview on Phenomenal Nature
Cassandra Jenkins is a New York based musician and songwriter.

The tracks are: Hard Drive and Michelangelo


2:25 NZ Screen History: Spot On

In our weekly our look back at New Zealand screen history we remember the children's magazine show, Spot On.

The show ran from 1974 until 1988 on Television One, and was a mix of education and entertainment. It featured several hosts who went on to be household names, including Phil Keoghan, Danny Watson and Ian Taylor.

Jesse speaks to one of it's former producers Michael Stedman and former host, Ian Taylor.


3:10 Link 3

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Photo: Harper Collins

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm: The Wisdom of listeners

Mary announces the winners of the 5 copies of her new book, A Richer You - how to make the most of your money.

She'll share some of the wisdom in the winning entries and also some of the runners up.

3:35 Conversations with my Immigrant Parents


3:45 The Panel with Scott Campbell and Brodie Kane