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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Monday 19 July 2021

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1:12 First song

 

1:17 Photographing flood waters in Westport

As the rivers started rising on Friday, local Westport photographer Anita O'Brien grabbed her camera and hit the flooded streets.

Her photographs, taken at various times over the weekend, document the rising floodwaters - and also capture the spirit of the town.

In many cases they also helped worried residents pinpoint the extent of the damage they were to endure - and to steel them for the worst. She talks to Jesse about what she's seen in the past few days.

You can see Anita's photos here.

1.27 Why interest rates are rising while the OCR is on hold

Last week was a big one for economists.

ASB was the first of the four major banks to raise their fixed mortage rates, with the others quickly following suit.

The increases came the same week as inflation data was released - showing the cost of essentials rising by 3.3% - the biggest lift in 10 years.

So what does it all mean? Bernard Hickey - columnist and host of the Spinoff podcast 'When the Facts Change' talks to Jesse about what's going on.

A man with a calculator inspects a line of houses stacked on top of gold coins.

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1.34 Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award finalists on display

Last year the Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award was launched to encourage the next generation of Maori artists to showcase their talents while connecting to and celebrating their tupuna.

The award attracted portraits using a wide range of mediums including whakairo (carving), raranga (weaving), photography, ceramics and oil paintings.

The finalists are currently on display at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata in Wellington over Matariki, before touring the country later this year. Gallery director, Brian Wood talks to Jesse.

Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award winner 2021

Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award winner 2021 Photo: https://www.nzportraitgallery.org.nz

1:45 Great NZ Album

 

2:10 Television Critic: Perlina Lau

Today Perlina Lau reviews Limetown which is available on Neon. It's a fictional drama based in Tennessee shown as a series of reports by an investigative journalist looking into the disappearance of 300 people at a neuroscience research facility. 

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2:20  The Lazarus Heist Ep #5

From the BBC World Service,  The Lazarus Heist tells the true story of an attempted $1 billion hack, which investigators say was carried out by a secretive ring of elite North Korean hackers.

While it could be the plot of a Hollywood movie... the work of this dangerous group of hackers caused worldwide panic that was only too real.

Episode 5 today:  Superdollars, The Smoking Dragon, a fake wedding and a divorce party. And lots of counterfeit money.

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2:30 Expert on UFOs.

Recently the Pentagon released a report on UFOs, reigniting the interest in the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life. This week's expert can shed light on what we do know about alien life and the mysterious sightings over the years. Space physicist Craig Rodger talks to Jesse. You can email your questions, jesse@rnz.co.nz or text 2101.

Metal and silver UFO invasion on planet earth landascape 3D rendering

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3:10 Behind the scenes of the largest online seller Amazon

As Jeff Bezos,the richest man in the world, prepares to blast off high into space, we'll  go deep down into the workings of company he created. Amazon  isn't tethered to the laws of corporate gravity says Bloomberg news executive editor Brad Stone. He explains how the E-commerce giant raises difficult issues about the distribution of money and power in his book, Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire.

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3:35 Voices

On Voices, Kadambari Raghukumar today is in conversation artist Seung Yul Oh in Auckland.

Seung Yul Oh at home with his daughter

Seung Yul Oh at home with his daughter Photo: Kadambari Gladding

3:45 The Panel with Lana Searle and Chris Gallavin