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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Wednesday 9 June 2021


1.12 First Song: Sons of Zion - new single

Sons of Zion stop by the studio to play their new single, Love on the Run.

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1:17 Fiji COVID spread putting pressure on facilities

Fiji announced a new daily record of Covid-19 cases today, with 94 new cases confirmed within 24 hours.

The Fiji government has also confirmed it's now unable to isolate cases at its facilities and is sending positive people home instead.

Jesse speaks to RNZ correspondent in Suva, Lice Movono.

This picture taken on April 24, 2021 shows residents wearing face masks waiting to cross the main road in the Fijian capital Suva ahead of an expected lockdown in the capital due to a Covid-19 spike. (Photo by Leon LORD / AFP)

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1:27 Finding Wellington's Next Top Mould-el

A competition called Wellington's Next Top Mould-el will crown the Capital city's worst flat.

The organisation 'A City For People' is offering a prize of $610 for the winner.

A City For People spokesperson Eleanor West talks to Jesse about the more serious side of the issue they're highlighting through this competition.

Mould-el entrant

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1:37 Mātangireia  officially launched

A new series of Mātangireia was officially launched in Wellington last night.

It's the second season featuring conversations which focus on the political legacies of Māori politicians.

Mihi Forbes is one of three interviewers and producer for this docu-series. She talks to Jesse about the candid conversations which took place for the series.


1:55 Afternoons Quiz - win a book with Jesse's quiz today

RNZ producer Robert Kelly is is on leave so can't do his weekly literary quiz. Instead Jesse will come up with a link between three books for listeners to guess and win a book from our stash in the office.

2.12 Podcast Critic: Molly Jones

Today Molly Jones takes a look at Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsy psychotherapist and  I Am All In with Scott Patterson.

2:25 Bookmarks with Kiri Hannifin

Our Bookmarks guest today may be a familiar face to many - Kiri Hannifin from Countdown Supermarkets.

Kiri often speaks to media in her role as general manager of corporate affairs, quality, safety and sustainability - most recently following the stabbings at a Dunedin Countdown last month. 

You may also remember her during the lockdowns, when she spoke of the panic buying and concerns over the way some supermarket staff were being treated.

She joins Jesse today to share her favourite songs, books, movies and TV shows.

Kiri Hannifin is the General Manager Corporate Affairs, Quality, Safety and Sustainability for Countdown Supermarkets.

Kiri Hannifin is the General Manager Corporate Affairs, Quality, Safety and Sustainability for Countdown Supermarkets. Photo: Countdown

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3:10 How to understand your dog

Selina McIntyre is a dog behavior expert who knows how to do a little Doctor Dolittle. After years of working with dogs, she's come to understand the canine vernacular. She teaches people how to communicate better with our dogs to find out everything from whether or not they really do want to go for a walk and why they think your new shoes are a chew toy.  Her new book is Big Dog Small Dog Make Your Dog Happier By Being Understood.

3:35 Stories from Our Changing World

Our Changing World looks at how careers are also changing for our science graduates. Katy Gosset is at a Careers Fair where scientists are discussing the jobs of tomorrow.

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3:45 The Panel with Brodie Kane and Ben Thomas