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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Thursday 22 April 2021

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1:17 NZ/OZ relations under the spotlight

Australia's foreign minister and International Development minister are in town today, the first Australian political visitors since Trans-Tasman quarantine free travel opened up.

The trip also comes against at backdrop of concerns about our foreign minister's criticism of pressure by the five eyes spy alliance on China.

Victoria University's Strategic Studies Professor Robert Ayson talks to Jesse about the state of the trans-Tasman relationship.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne,

Photo: RNZ / AFP

1:27 Architecture lecture series road show

Architect Dave Strachan (stron) is setting off on a lecture series tour next week called 'the land, the weather and number 8 wire'.

Dave is the New Zealand Institute of Architecture's 2020 Gold Medalist, and that award is the highest honour in this country for an individual architect.

You can find out where he's speaking on his tour here.

Architect Dave Strachan

Architect Dave Strachan Photo: Adrian Malloch

1:35 More action needed on meeting 2025 Smokefree goal

The Government's plans to meet the Smokefree 2025 goal are missing a vital addition, according to Otago University public health experts.

They are calling for the introduction of smokefree outdoor areas, including building entrances and outdoor dining.

Associate Professor George Thomson talks to Jesse about the action that's needed.

Stock photo

Stock photo Photo: 123RF

1:45 Great album: No Jacket Required from Phil Collins

Today's great album and vinyl up for grabs in link 3 is No Jacket Required from Phil Collins.

Released in 1985 it features some of Collins' biggest hits, One More Night, Sussudio, Take Me Home and Don't Lose My Number.

2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris

Today Colin Morris looks at music from Kingfish and a look at the story behind the Sting track, They Dance Alone, which was a protest song from 1987.

2:25 NZ Screen History: That's Country

Today country singer Suzanne Prentice and producer, John Lye, talk to Jesse about the hugely successful television variety show, That's Country.

The show, filmed in Christchurch, became a huge hit with viewers, consistently rating as the number one show throughout the first half of the 1980s.

3:10 Link 3


3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm: How to avoid scams

This week Mary has advice on how to not be scammed at a time when people are keen on making returns on their money than banks can offer. She has been having a look through the FMA website which says that more than one in five New Zealanders have been approached with scam offers.

Mary Holm

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

3:35 Spoken Feature: Conversations With Immigrant Parents

Afternoons has been featuring excerpts from the 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.

Arriving from Fiji, newly-wed Halima Stewart headed straight to Tapu Te Ranga Marae where she raised three kids with husband Bruce. She talks with her two youngest about navigating different cultures.

Halima Stewart at her business in Miramar

Halima Stewart at her business in Miramar Photo: Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu

3:45 The Panel with Michelle Langstone and Chris Finlayson