To celebrate all things Aotearoa native fauna and flora we have a new Critter of the Week t-shirt back for 2023.

The super talented Giselle Clarkson has designed a new image for the shirts and tote bags.

There is a cut off date for pre-orders so they arrive in time for Christmas deliveries to friends and loved ones.

Follow this link and place your order. Five dollars for each t-shirt and tote bag sold goes back to environmental volunteer groups around Aotearoa which are working hard to keep our unique critters safe from extinction.

Order your COTW 2023 t-shirts and or totes by clicking here.

Critter of the Week t-shirts collage

Photo: supplied

1:15 Poetik branching out opening a space for fellow indigenous creatives

Kiwi-Samoan rapper Poetik has opened a new retail and creative space in West Auckland that he hopes will become an oasis for indigenous artists.

It's called Big Village, and it launched with a bang last Saturday with music, food and exclusive merchandise.

On another note, Poetik was recently named Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist at the annual Pacific Music Awards.

 Poetik speaks to Jesse.

Pacific musician pictures on the red carpet of the 2023 Pacific Music Awards in Manukau

Photo: Quin Tauetau

1:25 New vineyard biodegrable clips a game changer for wine growers

It's estimated that New Zealand vineyards are using around 30 million plastic ties each year to help with pest control and protection of vines.

That's a lot of microplastic pollution for the environment.

It's hoped a newly developed biodegrable clip will help to reduce the plastic waste usually associated with annual tending of vines globally.

Polynatural is making the clips, their sales and marketing general manager speaks to Jesse.

PolyNatural biodegradable vine clip

PolyNatural biodegradable vine clip Photo:

1:35 Wellington water wastage through leaking pipes

Wellington residents are facing a summer of water restrictions due to ageing infrastructure putting pressure on the supply to households.

This week a Water Shortage Summit was held in Lower Hutt where the issue of water being wasted due to the leakages was highlighted by Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry.

He's also the chair of the Wellington Water Committee, he speaks to Jesse.

A burst pipe in Mount Victoria, Wellington, has been spraying water high in the air. 5/3/21

A burst pipe in Mount Victoria, Wellington, has been spraying water high in the air. Photo: RNZ / Rachel Thomas

1:45 Link 3 album

Today's link 3 winner will get a copy of Teeks' debut album Something to Feel.

2:10 Music Critic: Tony Stamp

Today Tony talks to Jesse about music from a star on the rise in the UK George Riley and her new track Elixir. He also talks about Sparklehorse's track Evening Star Supercharger.

Freda Du Faur, photo created by G. E. Mannering, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu Taonga

Photo: Canterbury University / New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu Taonga

2:25 NZ Sporting History: The first woman to scale Mt Cook/Aoraki

Sometimes for New Zealand Sporting History we look at fairly recent events that have made history.

But today we're taking you all the way back to 1910.

When Australian mountaineer Freda Du Faur (Four) became the first known woman to climb our tallest maunga, Aoraki Mt Cook.

Freda achieved many other records and firsts through her mountaineering career.

Victoria University of Wellington Professor of History, Charlotte Macdonald joins Jesse to talk about the life and achievements of Freda Du Faur.

Emmeline Freda Du Faur with mountaineering guides Alec Graham (left) and Peter Graham. Photograph probably taken in 1910.
Du Faur was the first woman to climb Mount Cook. Her trip was made with Peter and Alexander Graham on 3 December 1910.

Photo: Emmeline Freda Du Faur with Alec and Peter Graham. Making New Zealand :Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection. Ref: MNZ-1296-1/2-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22733550

3:10 Link 3

3:15 Your Money with Mary Holm

Today Mary talks to Jesse about how much insurance we should have, especially with premiums on the rise at the same time there appears to be more climate related damaged being caused.

3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness: The 1973 military coup in Chile

On 11 September 1973, General Augusto Pinochet deposed Chile's democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, in a violent military coup.

A politician who helped organise the coup speaks to Jane Chambers.

3:45 The Panel with Verity Johnson and Peter Dunne