COTW t-shirt 2022

COTW t-shirt 2022 Photo: supplied

Hey COTW fans - critter t-shirts are back with a new design and a tote bag.

The money raised from the sale of the products goes directly to community environmental groups.

You can pre-order your t-shirts, tote bags and tea towels via the link below. You have two weeks to place your orders so they arrive in time for Christmas.


1:15 House prices consistently fall across Aotearoa

As the saying goes, what goes up must come down, and is certainly the case for property prices across Aotearoa right now.

The latest data from shows that asking prices have dropped by  7.2% since January this year, with the average monthly decrease around 10 thousand dollars.

That's a big drop from the record highs at the start of the year when average house price hit 1 million dollars.

Editor of the political The Kāka editor Bernard Hickey talks to Jesse about the fall in price and when it might bottom out against a backdrop of international economic turmoil.

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Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

1.25 History of Dunedin buried beneath new hospital site

The construction site of the new hospital outpatient site in Dunedin is providing some interesting insight into the city's history.

Archaeologists have been able to access the site as a condition of the building consent for the project.

Heritage Properties Ltd principal archaeologist, Naomi Woods talks to Jesse about what they have found and the stories behind them.

New Dunedin Hospital site

New Dunedin Hospital building site Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

1.35  Asking the homeless about solutions for homelessness

The experts on being homeless, are the ones living on the streets.

That's what Philip Chapman, the director of The Male Room in Nelson thinks.

The Male Room is set to receive a quarter of a million dollars in funding to address homelessness.

Philip Chapman talks to Jesse about what they will be doing with that funding boost.

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2:10 Television Critic: Emma John

Today Emma John talks to Jesse about Good Grief on TVNZ+, Bad Sisters on Apple TV and Gaslit on Amazon Prime.

Good Grief TV series

Good Grief TV series Photo: TVNZ+

2:20  Australian Correspondent Brad Foster 

Brad Foster reports on the Penrith Panthers' emphatic win over the Parramatta Eels in the NRL Grand Final last night in front of 82,000, and the very latest on the Optus data breach that is affecting millions of people.

Panthers players

Panthers players are seen during the national anthem prior to the NRL Premiership Grand Final Photo: AAP /

2:30 Expert feature: Saving on supermarket bills!

Our expert today will be addressing a problem that affects all of us.....the rising cost of food.

The latest Stats NZ data showed that food prices has risen by 8.3 percent compared to a year ago - the biggest annual increase in 13 years.

Someone who knows a thing or two about cutting down their grocery bill is Lyn Webster - author of Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce and Save and Make Do.

Farmer Lyn Webster

Farmer Lyn Webster Photo: Supplied

Flush book cover

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3:10 The untapped potential of human waste

There's something we humans make in abundance that has the potential to do everything from fertilizing crops to fueling our cars and yet we just flush it down the drain. The power of poop is grossly underestimated says Dr Bryn Nelson, a journalist and author who specializes in scientific and environmental stories. He shares the fecal facts that reveal what a waste it is to ignore the potential of  human waste. His new book is called Flush ; The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure.

3:35 Voices

In this episode of Voices, Afghan rugby players Bilal Slaimankhel and Mohammed Safi speak to Kadambari Raghukumar on what the game has come to mean to them in recent years.

Afghan Rugby Team

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3:45 The Panel with Claire Robinson and Mark Knoff-Thomas