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Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan for Tuesday 14 September 2021



1:20 Toilet training cows to address contamination issues

Some very exciting science news - researchers in Germany have trained cows to use the toilet.

They're calling it the Moo Loo, and it could help farmers reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions.

University of Auckland-affiliated researchers Lindsay Matthews and Douglas Elliffe were involved. Lindsay talks to  Jesse about the research to date.

Organic Jersey cow on a Rongotea farm.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

1:27 Using photography to showcase te ao Māori

It's Te wiki o te reo Maori and today at 12pm New Zealanders across the country participated in their Maori Moment - celebrating te reo from wherever they are, in whatever way they wish.

To continue the celebrations - we're going to korero with Maori photographer Te Rawhitiroa Bosch about his journey with te reo.

Te Rawhitiroa uses the art of photography to capture the beauty and power of te ao Maori. He talks to Jesse about what he does and what he's learnt.

Te Rawhitiroa Bosch

Te Rawhitiroa Bosch Photo: Te Rawhitiroa Bosch Rawhitiroa Photography

1:35 Distributing thousands of food packages during Auckland's extended lockdown

A South Auckland building firm has distributed more than two-thousand food parcels to help those in lockdown.

One of the managers at 'All in One Builders', who has been organising the food parcels, Kartik Reddy, talks to Jesse about the need for their help.

Kartik is also the manager for NZ Middlemore Sangam by the way - a Fiji South Indian soccer team - that is involved in charity work.

Food parcels at  BBM HQ in Manukau.

Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

1:50 Tech Tuesday with Daniel Watson

Each Tuesday we are going to be talking to Daniel Watson about any technical conundrums you might have. He's the owner operator of Vertech IT Services in Auckland.

This week he's talking about sophisticated scams and how to protect yourself. If you have any questions you would like us to cover next week, please text in on 2101 or email

Hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen.

Photo: 123RF

2:10 Book Critic: Claire Mabey

Claire Mabey reviews She's A Killer by Kirsten McDougall and Matrix by Lauren Groff.

2:20 Music feature: Jazz covers with Nick Tipping

For our music feature today we're taking some popular songs and giving them a jazzy spin.

 To walk us through it,RNZ's resident jazz man, Nick Tipping joins Jesse to talk about the tunes and play the tracks.

RNZ Concert presenter: Nick Tipping

RNZ Concert presenter: Nick Tipping Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

3:10 Dr Michael Mosley on Just One Thing

Just One Thing. Sometimes it takes just one simple thing  to improve your health. The popular host of BBC science programmes, Dr Michael Mosley, looks at the science behind  the little things  you can  do to boost your health and happiness for his podcast, Just One Thing.

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3:30 Spoken Feature: Sporting witness

As the Afghan women's football team's struggle to escape the Taliban makes headlines around the world, we look back to a happier period in the early 2000s, when a group of female soccer fans set up the first national squad. Alex Last speaks to their captain.

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3:45 The Panel with Lana Searle and Chris Finlayson