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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 1 April 2021


1.12 First Song: Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid stops by the studio to talk to Jesse about her support acts for her upcoming nationwide tour.

She also has some good news for Auckland fans!

Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid Photo: 2019 ALEX LOVELL-SMITH

1:17 Light rail back on track for Auckland

Transport Minister Michael Wood yesterday announced the establishment of a unit tasked with getting Auckland light rail back on track.

The unit has been six months to come up with a plan including mode and route, cost estimates, funding and financing options.

Greater Auckland editor Matt Lowry talks to Jesse about the option.

An artists' visualisation for Auckland Transport of light rail in the city.

An artists' visualisation for Auckland Transport of light rail on Queen Street. Photo: Supplied / Auckland Transport

1:27 Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year, Shannon Te Huia

Among the winners at last night's Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards was Shannon Te Huia.

He was named Local Hero of the Year for his environmental work in the Waikato region.

He talks to Jesse about his iwi based initiative Pūniu River Care and why it's made such an impact on the judges.

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Photo: Supplied

1:35 From dairy farming to pumpkin harvesting

During a recent trip to Marton to judge at a pumpkin festival, Jesse met Tom Welch who runs Cannock Harvest with his wife Melissa.

He explained to Jesse that they had recently converted from dairy farming to pumpkin growing.

He talks to Jesse about why they made the bold choice to change from milk to pumpkins!

1:45 Great album: Black Crowes


2:10 Music Critic: Simon Sweetman

Today Simon looks at new albums out from Tindersticks and Dezron and Brandee.

2:20 Easter recipe special

Ahead of the Easter long weekend break, Bread and Butter founder, Isabel Pasch, talks to Jesse about how to make delicious hot cross buns at home.

You can find her recipe here.

Isabel's hot cross buns

Isabel's hot cross buns Photo: supplied

2:30 NZ Screen History: Gliding On

Long before The Office, the New Zealand sitcom Gliding On  told the story of a group of public servants pushing paper in an office in Wellington.

Written by Roger Hall - the sitcom ran from 1981 to 1985, with six episodes and a Christmas special each year.

For today's Screen History segement we're taking you back to one of New Zealand's most successful sitcoms, and Jesse talks to two of it's lead actors, Susan Wilson and Ross Jolly.


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3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Dave Armstrong

Wellington writer Dave Armstrong talks about the march in the city protesting ongoing danger and sexual violence encountered by women when they are out in public after dark. He also discusses the ongoing bus dramas the Capital has been enduring.

People gathered on Courtenay Place in Wellington to rally against sexual violence.

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

3:25 History with Dr Grant Morris

Today historian Dr Grant Morris looks at the history of Courtenay Place in Wellington, which follows on from Dave Armstrong talking about the chequered past of the iconic street and how it has bounced back from adversity.

Courtenay Place

Courtenay Place Photo: supplied

3:35 Spoken Feature: Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

Over the next few weeks we will feature excerpts of podcast and video series Conversations With My Immigrant Parents, hosted by Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu. This podcast sees different generations within immigrant families sitting down to share intimate stories together.

3:45 The Panel with Nikki Bezzant and James Nokise