1:12 First Song


1:17 Shaking up the tax system in this year's Budget

Tax - it's something that almost all of us have to deal with, but don't really like to think about...

Ahead of this week's Budget, tax specialist Terry Baucher has just written a piece for The Spinoff arguing that our tax system is "broken". Terry joins Jesse to explain why he'd like to see the budget address neglected tax thresholds for lower-income earners.

1:27 Escaping the housing market by living on a boat

In this hotter than hot housing market, moving to live on a boat seems like an attractive alternative.

Wellington's Seaview Marina - for example - is facing such high demand that it is expanding and has had to start a waitlist.

Cathy O'Grady and her family live on a boat at the Seaview Marina and she joins Jesse to tell us about the realities of nautical life. 

Seaview Marina in Wellington.

Seaview Marina in Wellington. Photo: Tony Kelly.

1:35 Susan Jordan on dancing for creative ageing 

Dance practitioner, Susan Jordan, is a big believer in the concept of 'creative ageing' and has put together a show featuring dancers in their 60s and 70s.

She joins Jesse in the Auckland studio to tell us about her upcoming show, ASPiRE, and the benefits of approaching ageing with a different lens.

Dance practitioner Susan Jordan.

Dance practitioner Susan Jordan. Photo: Amanda Billing.

1:50 How to Write wedding vows with Pinky Agnew

For today's how to write feature, wedding celebrant Pinky Agnew talks to Jesse about the ins and outs of writing wedding vows. (Which she says some couples think are wedding "vowels".) She explains vows should be taken seriously as they are promises and legal statements of marriage.

marriage, wedding, wedding rings, marriage celebrant, nuptials.

Photo: Unsplash / Sandy Millar

2:10 Book Critic: Clare Mabey

2:20 Celebrating Bob Dylan's 80th birthday 

Music legend Bob Dylan turns 80 this month! 

Wellington band The Zimmermans - fronted by Paddy Burgin and Chris Nichol join Jesse the studio today to celebrate!

The Zimmermans is an eight-piece band that includes musicians who've played with The Mockers, Let's Planet, the Dunstan Rangers, Sneaky Feelings, and the Balkanistas.

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3:10 Come Together series 2021  - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The first of three album concert tours of the Come Together series 2021 is featuring Elton John's Magnus Opus - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. 

The concerts are playing in July featuring some of New Zealand's best known musicians. Following on from the success last year of Brothers in Arms, Abbey Road and Live Rust another supergroup of New Zealand artists and musicians are performing the album cover live in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Jesse talks to musician Mel Parsons about the concert and plays some of the tracks that are going to be featured.

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3:30 Spoken Feature: Fight for the Wild 2: Remove and Protect part 1

Fight for the Wild is a documentary film & podcast series exploring the notion of Predator Free 2050 in Aotearoa.

Remove and Protect is episode 2 of the podcast series, presented by writer Dave Hansford, in which he reveals what Aotearoa means to do about the losing battle for our wildlife.

In part 1 of ‘Remove and Protect’, Dave sets out the critical distinction between business-as-usual pest control — simply holding a line — and the step change, and monumental challenge, that is eradication.

Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

3:45 The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Chris Wikaira