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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Friday 9 July 2021


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1:17 Difficulties and joys of pacific rugby on the world stage 

Tomorrow night Fiji's Rugby team will play the All Blacks in Dunedin. 

It's an exciting moment for Fijian Rugby, but also a difficult one as comes a week after a 102-nil win by the All Blacks over Tonga. 

Pacific Media Network reporter Elijah Fa'afiu, who has been grappling with the discrepancies between elite rugby nations and pacific teams, joins us to explain.

'Ikale Tahi fans cheering for Tonga against the All Blacks.

'Ikale Tahi fans cheering for Tonga against the All Blacks. Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2021

1:27 The art of the traditional hāngi

Mātua Richard Nahi a man on a mission. He has been putting down traditional Hāngi for over almost 40 years and is trying to pass that knowledge on to future generations. 

Auckland iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is hosting Matariki in Tāmaki Makaurau alongside the council, and part of the process is a marathon hāngi effort led by Nahi. 

He's taking a quick break before putting down a hāngi at 2PM today to korero with Nathan Rarere about the history and future of the traditional hāngi. 

Hangi master Rewi Spraggon

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

1:35 Woodville's new slogan: 'All good in the Wood'

There's a new slogan in the town of Woodville! 

The Tararua town of roughly 1600 people is hoping to draw in visitors with the new mantra - 'It's all Good in the Wood'!

We're joined by Woodville Districts' Vision chair Vicky Tomlinson to tell us more about the selection process and how they settled on 'All Good in the Wood'.

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1:50 Cow poo fuel generating energy for Southland farms

A southland agricultural engineering firm has come up with an innovative way of using cow poo - turning it into fuel!

We speak to Quinton Scandrett from Dairy Green to find out how it works.

Quinton Scandrett

Quinton Scandrett Photo: RNZ Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

2:10 Film Review with Dom Corry

Dom reviews Black Widow - the new Marvel Cinematic Universe solo outing for Scarlett Johansson - and Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James.

Scarlett Johansson poses on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California

  Scarlett Johansson stars in new Marvel release Black Widow. Photo: AFP

2:20 NZ Live: Flamingo Pier

This week's NZ Live session is with music collective Flamingo Pier. Based on a core trio of DJs and music makers the full cast of the band now stretches up to a cool dozen. They're known for their annual summer dance party on Waiheke Island, which this year had to be all local acts due to Covid-19. They're in the middle of a big release tour to celebrate their debut self-titled LP.

Flamingo Pier

Flamingo Pier Photo: supplied

3:08 Food with Kelly Gibney

Kelly Gibney shares her recipe for parmesan and thyme crumbed button mushrooms accompanied by paprika mayo!

Kelly Gibney's crumbed mushrooms.

Kelly Gibney's crumbed mushrooms. Photo: Kelly Gibney

3:16 Music 101: Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan, host of Music 101 on RNZ each Saturday afternoon from midda. She tells us what's happening on the music scene this weekend, what's coming up on her show tomorrow and - because Friday is new music day - she'll pick us a track to play!

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Photo: RNZ / Claire-Eastham Farrelly

3:25 Gardening with Jo McCarroll

Jo tells us about a dahlia growing challenge and a nursery specialising in wind-tolerant plants.

Dahlia flower

Dahlia flower Photo: supplied

3:35 Critter of the Week

This week's critter is the Lettuce Liverwort. You aren't likely to see a Lettuce liverwort in your backyard-these days they grow in only one location in the Puhi Puhi valley south of Kaikoura. They look exactly like a frilly green lettuce and they're smaller than your thumbnail which is big by liverwort standards!

3:45 The Panel with Lynda Hallinan and Ed Amon