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Preview: Radio New Zealand - Afternoons with Jim Mora

RNZ: Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm



Jesse hosts an upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time.



 



Break Free - a lifeline for ethnic youth

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +1300

"Break Free", a practical handbook for migrant and refugee youth breaking free from family violence has just been published by the Shakti Youth Unit. It was inspired by young women from our ethnic communities who had to leave abusive homes or even forced and underage marriages. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Auckland hearing from one survivor who contributed her story to give courage to other young women to reach out.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20170327-1530-break_free_-_a_lifeline_for_ethnic_youth-128.mp3




The Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Just when it feels like there are few places left on the earth unexplored, Professor Anthony Martin says all you have to do is look down to discover some of nature's deepest, darkest secrets.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1510-the_subterranean_world_beneath_our_feet-128.mp3




Expert feature: The history of English

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +1300

Our Monday expert is Mark Amsler - an Associate Professor Comparative Literature at the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics at the University of Auckland. He talks through the history of English and how it came to be the language so many of us speak today.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1430-expert_feature_the_history_of_english-128.mp3




Dave Dobbyn the photographer

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +1300

Kiwi music legend Dave Dobbyn talks to Jesse Mulligan about his other passion - photography.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1420-hidden_talents_dave_dobbyn-128.mp3




Television Critic: Alex Casey

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:08:00 +1300

The Spin-off television editor casts her gaze over season three of "The Bachelor," the return of "Sensing Murder" and TVNZ's latest historical series featuring comedian Te Radar.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1408-television_critic_alex_casey-128.mp3




Favourite Album - I'll Be Lightning

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +1300

I'll be Lightning by Liam Finn, chosen by Josh Drummond.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1345-favourite_album_-_ill_be_lightning-128.mp3




The unique flora and fauna of Madagascar

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:35:00 +1300

More than 80 percent of Madagascar's 14,883 plant species are found nowhere else in the world. Eric Miller is the President of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group, and will soon be visiting New Zealand for a Conservation Symposium at Wellington Zoo.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1335-the_unique_flora_and_fauna_of_madagascar-128.mp3




What is a native bird?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +1300

What exactly is, and is not, considered a native bird? And how is this decided? It seems like a simple question but it could be harder to define than we think. Whanganui Regional Museum curator of natural history, Dr Mike Dickison, is holding a talk on the matter this Thursday.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1325-what_is_a_native_bird-128.mp3




Fighting Obesity with a plant based diet

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:15:00 +1300

A new Gisborne-based study, suggests a plant-based whole-food diet may be the answer to reduce obesity and diabetes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170327-1315-fighting_obesity_with_a_plant_based_diet-128.mp3




Critter of the Week: the Fiordland Crested Penguin/Tawaki

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:25:00 +1300

In the depths of the rainforests of New Zealand's rugged Southwest breeds one of the world's rarest penguin species - the Fiordland crested penguin.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1525-critter_of_the_week_the_fiordland_crested_penguintawaki-128.mp3




Beer with Stephanie Coutts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:20:00 +1300

Stephanie talks about the recent hop harvest.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1520-beer_with_stephanie_coutts-128.mp3




Food with Annabel Langbein

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +1300

Chef Annabel Langbein has just released her latest cookbook, Essential and is with us to share her recipe for ceviche


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1510-food_with_annabel_langbein-128.mp3




Film Review

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Richard Swainson reviews Gary of the Pacific and One Thousand Ropes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1410-film_review-128.mp3




Favourite album: Fly My Pretties: A Story

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Newshub political reporter Isobel Ewing shares her favourite album, by Wellington group, Fly My Pretties. She has recently returned from an expedition to climb Mt Scott on the Antarctic Peninsula, organised by the Antarctic Heritage Trust.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1345-favourite_album_fly_my_pretties_a_story-128.mp3




A review of the Adele Concert

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +1300

RNZ producer Jacob West was among thousands of fans who descended on Mt Smart Stadium last night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1340-a_review_of_the_adele_concert-128.mp3




Celebrating Young designers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:00 +1300

Auckland-based designer, Sherylene Chan. She was named second in the world, at The Rookies Graphic Designer of the Year.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1330-celebrating_young_designers-128.mp3




What bird brains can teach us about intelligence

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +1300

What can bird brains tell us about the evolution of intelligence? Dr Rachael Shaw is a postdoctoral research fellow, from the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University. She's been testing the intelligence of birds and thinks if we start to understand how birds think about the world, we could use this to develop new methods for conservation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1325-what_bird_brains_can_teach_us_about_intelligence-128.mp3




Bid to repatriate Mansfield remains 'ghoulish'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:15:00 +1300

A bid to repatriate Katherine Mansfield's remains to her Wellington birthplace has been labelled as ghoulish and inappropriate by New Zealand author C.K Stead.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170324-1315-the_failed_bid_to_bring_remains_back_to_nz-128.mp3




Tracking kākāpō the smart way

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:04:00 +1300

Smart electronic transmitters are revolutionising the way Department of Conservation rangers keep track of kākāpō.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170323-2104-tracking_kakapo_the_smart_way-128.mp3




This Way Up: Wandersearch

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:35:00 +1300

About two-thirds of people with dementia sometimes wander and get lost. It's a major problem facing carers, relatives, and the rescue services who have to find them. And if they're not found within 24 hours, then half of these wanderers end up seriously injured or even dead. This Way Up's Simon Morton visited the police search and rescue team in Auckland to see how some locally designed technology, previously used to track kiwis in the wild, is now being used to track people.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1535-this_way_up_wandersearch-128.mp3




The Expats: Rowan Broughton in Connecticut

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +1300

Rowan Broughton was on her way to the UK over 20 years ago when she stopped over in the US, and fell for an American.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1523-the_expats_rowan_broughton_in_connecticut-128.mp3




Masterpieces: Margo Barton

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:09:00 +1300

Margo Barton is a Professor of Fashion, and the woman behind the iD International Emerging Designer Awards which are now in their 13th year. They attract hundreds of entries from around the world. She is also a milliner, one of the only people with a doctorate in millinery in the world, and designs retro bathing suits. She talks about her favourite item of clothing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1509-masterpieces_margo_barton-128.mp3




The History of Football in New Zealand

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:34:00 +1300

The winter football season is about to begin for thousands of New Zealanders. Football is extremely popular in NZ. However, we have literally hundreds of books on our rugby history and very little on our football history. Historian, Grant Morris from Victoria University looks back on our obsession with soccer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1434-the_history_of_football_in_new_zealand-128.mp3




Dr Jess: give poor people cash

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +1300

Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw is a science researcher and communicator working for the Morgan Foundation, where she focusses on applying science and evidence to public policy. She also writes for the Spinoff parents about science and parenting. She discusses family poverty, and how the country helps parents and kids from low income families best from a policy perspective?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1420-science_fiction_or_science_fact_with_dr_jess-128.mp3




Theatre Critic - John Symthe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:09:00 +1300

John Symthe From Theatreview reviews Anzac Eve by Dave Armstrong, which has been on at Bats Theatre in Wellington.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1409-theatre_critic_-_john_symthe-128.mp3







Governing for the future

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:36:00 +1300

Short-term vote-winning policies are often promoted in election years, but are we governing with long-term goals in mind? Jonathan Boston talks to Jesse Mulligan about planning for the future.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1336-governing_for_the_future-128.mp3




The Controversial Okura Estuary Development

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:23:00 +1300

We've talked before on the show about a proposal to develop the southside of the Okura Estuary. The development was approved by the first Unitary Plan recommendations but that was overturned by the Auckland Council after opposition from people worried about the conservation impact of a residential development on the local ecology. Now the developer Todd Property is having another go, launching a new website to reassure people that they have the interests of the marine reserve at heart.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1323-the_controversial_okura_estuary_development-128.mp3




Hikurangi's hemp ready to harvest

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:13:00 +1300

Hikurangi Enterprises' hemp trial is ready for harvest, and this Friday the Ruatoria community can come and smell, touch and smoke the plant, and learn what it's all about.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170323-1313-community_hemp_harvest-128.mp3




Only On 3

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +1300

It's been a wild three-decade ride for broadcaster TV3. They launched in 1989 as an energetic alternative to state-owned Television New Zealand and proved they had what it took to survive - but not before going broke, being sold a few times and losing large numbers of long serving staff members. Earlier this year TV3 broke with the past and rebranded as +HR=E. Journalist Bill Ralston was headhunted by the new network and signed up before they began broadcasting. He cheerfully admits to Eyewitness producer Justin Gregory that it was his short attention span that made the offer so appealing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/witness/witness-20170322-1430-the_fits_finish_up-128.mp3




'Our sort of indoor life has been incredibly recent'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:05:00 +1300

Poets have been writing about it for centuries and now science is starting to understand the power of a breath of fresh air and a good look around.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1505-why_nature_makes_us_happier-128.mp3




Bookmarks: Patrick Snedden

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +1300

Today we talk to the new chairman of The Big Idea which is an online community for creatives in this country.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1420-bookmarks_patrick_snedden-128.mp3




Music Review with Dianne Swann

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Musician Dianne Swann has the new collaborative album from Jarvis Cocker to play us. Room 29 sees the former Pulp front man teaming up with Canadian electronica artist and producer Chilly Gonzales.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1410-music_review_with_dianne_swann-128.mp3




Favourite album - From Street to Sky

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Unity Pacific's album From Street to Sky, chosen by Tracy Cooper.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1345-favourite_album_-_from_street_to_sky-128.mp3




Nga Taonga - Sarah Johnston

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:35:00 +1300

Sarah Johnston is here today to play some recordings from the archives all about bees and honey.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1335-nga_taonga_-_sarah_johnston-128.mp3




Spookers - Florian Habicht

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +1300

Kiwi filmmaker, Florian Habicht, is making a new documentary, and it's set to scare.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1325-spookers_-_florian_habicht-128.mp3




The Prime Minister's Science Prize winner, Richie Poulton

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:15:00 +1300

Richie Poulton and his team from Otago University's Dunedin Study have been awarded 5 hundred thousand dollars for their world renowned study that began in 1972, following the lives of babies born at Queen Mary Maternity Hospital in Dunedin.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170322-1315-the_prime_ministers_science_prize_-_richie_poulton-128.mp3




Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:18:00 +1300

Bob Odenkirk was a successful comedy writer when he was cast as lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad - he's now winning plaudits for his acting talents too.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1518-bob_odenkirk_better_call_saul-128.mp3




Two fish and a scoop: a social history

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +1300

Two Fish And A Scoop: A Social History of Fish and Chips in New Zealand


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1507-the_history_of_fish_and_chips-128.mp3




A Kiwi Musical Journey

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:19:00 +1300

Our music feature today puts the spotlight on the New Zealand industry and traces the early development of recorded music in this country through an exhibition which has been showing at the Auckland War Memorial Museum since October. Volume is an interactive display of everything Kiwi and music over the last seven decades.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1419-music_feature_volume-128.mp3




Book critic, Pip Adam

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:09:00 +1300

Today Pip talks about the New Zealand / Australian connection. Books by authors with Australian connections including Ronald Hugh Morrieson, Vivienne Plumb and Perth born Wellingtonian Tracy Farr.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1409-book_critic_pip_adam-128.mp3







Kea have an infectious laugh

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:32:00 +1300

A study has found that the native Kea have the equivalent of an infectious laugh - which triggers other keas to play.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1332-kea_have_an_infectious_laugh-128.mp3




Paul Brislen talks tech

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:22:00 +1300

So you're going to the US on holiday and want to take your device but tweeted bad things about Trump? What should you do?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1322-paul_brislen_talks_tech-128.mp3




Is Pluto a Planet again?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:16:00 +1300

The debate is raging again... is Pluto a planet or not... and does it really matter? The annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is being held in Houston. And we believe it's a hot topic of conversation. Astronomer, Dr Ian Griffin, is the director at Otago Museum and is taking a keen interest in the debate.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170321-1316-is_pluto_a_planet_again-128.mp3




The Bone Feeder - a haunting new opera

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +1300

In 1902, a steamship called the SS Ventnor sunk off the coast of the Hokianga. On board were the bones of nearly 500 Chinese gold miners for burial in their homeland of Canton. A century later their story is now a new opera at the Auckland Arts Festival.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20170320-1530-the_bone_feeder_-_a_haunting_new_opera-128.mp3




What lies behind our compulsive behaviour?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:08:00 +1300

It happens to many of us, we start playing Candy Crush for fun and it turns into a compulsion. We don't just want to play, we have to play. We can be compulsive about tidiness or checking our email. It's not an addiction, it's compulsive behavior.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1508-an_investigation_of_compulsions-128.mp3




How fish think

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:33:00 +1300

Dr Tony Hickey is an associate professor at the University of Auckland whose interests include mitochondrial function in endemic fish species in the context of climate change. He has also been studying their brains, which are relatively similar our own.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1433-how_fish_think-128.mp3




The Future of our Regions: Southland

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:19:00 +1300

The Chief Executive of Venture Southland, Paul Casson talks about the challenges facing the region. Unlike some rural regions, the population of 98 thousand is expected to grow slightly.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1419-the_future_of_our_regions_southland-128.mp3




Television Critic Melenie Parks

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:10:00 +1300

Today Melenie talks to Jesse about . . . .Sneaky Pete, a crime/family drama, set amongst the world of illegal gambling and confidence tricks. Feud: Bette and Joan, (SoHo, Tuesdays at 9.30pm) which examines the rivalry between Hollywood legends, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Season two will focus on the acrimonious divorce of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Needles and Pins, (starts Tuesday 28 March at 8.30pm on Viceland) Grace Neutral travels the world exploring tattoo culture and body modification.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1410-television_critic_melenie_parks-128.mp3







In zone and inspired

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:33:00 +1300

Chicago-raised Terrance Wallace has boosted the opportunities of Māori and Pasifika teens with his education foundation InZone.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1333-in_zone-128.mp3




The right to intimacy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:00 +1300

A researcher exploring intimacy and sexuality among people living in aged-care facilities says residents' rights and safety are at risk because staff and families don't know how to deal with often complex situations.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1322-intimacy_rights_for_the_elderly-128.mp3




Kaikohe's Lawless Kids

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:13:00 +1300

The town of Kaikohe is demanding answers after mobs of youngsters took liquor from a bottle store and vandalised a petrol station on Friday night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170320-1313-kaikohes_lawless_kids-128.mp3




Critter of the Week: The Harlequin Gecko

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +1300

The harlequin gecko is a small colourful gecko measuring up to 150mm long. They have a distinctive and variable herring-bone skin colour pattern of olive, brown, grey, maroon and white. Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered species ambassador, talks about this critter which is only found on Stewart Island.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1523-critter_of_the_week_the_harlequin_gecko-128.mp3




Wine: Yvonne Lorkin

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:17:00 +1300

On Irish honey wine.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1517-wine_yvonne_lorkin-128.mp3




Food: Ethical protein

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +1300

Chef Dariush Lolaiy from Cazador talks about the importance of ethical and sustainable protein and how the hospitality industry can take leadership on these kinds of issues.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1507-food_ethical_protein-128.mp3




Film Review with Richard Swainson

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:09:00 +1300

Richard reviews A Street Cat Named Bob and The Innocents.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1409-film_review_with_richard_swainson-128.mp3







Superhero Daughter Day

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:34:00 +1300

Superhero Daughter Day is a programme designed to encourage more girls to choose a career in IT and robotics - it started in Australia and will be held for the first time in New Zealand this weekend. The founder of Superhero Daughter Day is Gemma Lloyd, who set up the company Diverse City Careers


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1334-superhero_daughter_day-128.mp3




How an urban forest could reduce flooding in Christchurch

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:27:00 +1300

The Christchurch City Council is planning to purchase some disused fields at Linwood High School to create an urban forest designed to reduce the flood risk in the area. The fields would be turned into a forested wetland reserve - with native trees and plants to attract native birds. Councillor Yani Johanson will detail the plan for us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1327-how_an_urban_forest_could_reduce_flooding_in_christchurch-128.mp3




Could we make Mars livable?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:13:00 +1300

NASA has come up with a pretty bold idea to make the planet Mars potentially livable for humans - launching a "magnetic shield" to a stable orbit between Mars and the sun which would effectively give it time to restore its atmosphere.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170317-1313-could_we_make_mars_livable-128.mp3




Breaking Babel

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +1300

In a city as culturally diverse as Auckland, how is the Kiwi accent changing and evolving?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170316-2107-building_babel-128.mp3




This Way Up goes Sea Trekking

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:37:00 +1300

Sea trekking combines swimming with snorkelling and freediving...with a little bit of camping thrown in for good measure! The key piece of equipment is an inflatable, waterproof kit bag that you can use as a float, and to transport your stuff around with you too. Simon Morton went to a local beach to meet sea trekking fan Julian Muehlmeier.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1537-this_way_up_goes_sea_trekking-128.mp3




The Expats: Christopher Dixon in Jakarta

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +1300

Christopher Dickson lives in Indonesia where he teachers at the Jakarta International School, teaching History, Social Studies and Theory of Knowledge. He's lived in the Indonesian capital for a decade now - a city of 9.6 million, and says the the people are some of the loveliest on planet Earth.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1523-the_expats_christopher_dixon_in_jakarta-128.mp3




Masterpieces with Bill Ralston

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +1300

Journalist, columnist and commentator Bill Ralston tells us about his favourite politician.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1507-masterpieces_with_bill_ralston-128.mp3




Mary Holm on the risks and benefits of bonds

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:00 +1300

Most of us are in bonds via our superannuation and kiwisaver schemes. Personal Finance expert Mary Holm looks at bonds - what they are, how safe they are, and why you should know about credit ratings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1418-money_with_mary_holm-128.mp3




Theatre Critic - Leigh Sykes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:08:00 +1300

The Auckland Arts festival has been underway for a week and continues until the end of the month. Reporting on just one of those show is someone new to our family of critics. Leigh Sykes is a drama teacher, her full review can be seen at Theatreview.Org but she is here to tell us, first hand, her impressions of "Peer Gynt (Recycled)."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1408-theatre_critic_-_leigh_sykes-128.mp3







The 'Food Rescuers'

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:36:00 +1300

KiwiHarvest is a 'food rescue' initiative. It's a New Zealand charity that collects good food before it goes to waste, and distributes it to those in need. And already, they've delivered more than 700,000 meals. Maria Madill the Manager of KiwiHarvest.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1336-the_food_rescuers-128.mp3




Teaching tomorrow's leaders

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:26:00 +1300

The principal of an exclusive California school promoting discussion based learning for children talks to Jesse about his classrooms.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1326-creating_leaders_the_ad_astra_way-128.mp3




Doing Medium Density Well

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:15:00 +1300

The arguments about Auckland's Unitary Plan are almost over. Auckland has decided to go with intensification and more medium density terrace housing and apartments. So it's critical that we do it well. The University of Auckland's twice-annual talk series, Fast Forward, aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban planning and urban design. And the upcoming series, asks how can we do medium density well? Bill McKay is a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170316-1315-doing_medium_density_well-128.mp3




'If You Were Twenty, You Were Old'

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +1300

How young is too young to compete in international sport? Rebecca Perrott had an outstanding swimming career which began when she was picked at the age of 12 for the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch. Rebecca was the youngest athlete there and she tells Eyewitness producer Justin Gregory that taking up swimming had a lot to do with sibling rivalry.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/witness/witness-20170315-1430-if_you_were_twenty_you_were_old-128.mp3




Why does time fly?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +1300

For the past 10 years, science journalist Alan Burdick has been studying something elusive, mysterious and yet universal: time. What is it? How do we measure time and why do we experience it in so many different ways?


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170315-1507-why_does_time_fly-128.mp3




Bookmarks with Science historian, Simon Nathan

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:25:00 +1300

Simon Nathan is delivering a talk at the Royal Society tomorrow on Sir James Hector - who would be 183 years old. He was one of New Zealand's most influential scientists, dominating the field for decades in the nineteenth century. Hector established the Colonial Museum which today is Te Papa, an earthquake-monitoring system that would eventually became GeoNet, and founded the New Zealand Institute which is today's Royal Society of New Zealand Te Aparangi.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170315-1425-bookmarks_with_science_historian_simon_nathan-128.mp3




Music Critic: Colin Morris

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Wellington on-line record dealer Colin Morris has a brand new album from New Zealand popera Singer Anna Hawkins and a re-issue of Little Jimmy Scott material.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170315-1408-music_critic_colin_morris-128.mp3







Sound Archives: St Patricks Day

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:29:00 +1300

In honour of St Patrick's Day on Friday, Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision is today 'taking us to Ireland' in our weekly visit to the sound archives.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170315-1329-sound_archives_st_patricks_day-128.mp3




Remembering past police dogs

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:22:00 +1300

The police are unveiling a Wall of Remembrance, in honour of the 24 police dogs who have been killed on duty since 1972.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170315-1322-remembering_past_police_dogs-128.mp3




NZQA's 'Impossible' Maths Question

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:13:00 +1300

NZQA has published a report, into an impossible-to-answer question in an NCEA maths exam. The panel has found that the question was a late addition and was not checked independently.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170315-1313-nzqas_impossible_maths_question-128.mp3




Lost city of the Monkey God

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:03:00 +1300

Legends and stories of a lost city in the jungles of Honduras in Central America have intrigued explorers for the past 500 years. Crime novelist Douglas Preston joined an expedition armed with modern technology to find The Lost City of the Monkey God.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1503-lost_city_of_the_monkey_god-128.mp3




Celebrating Womad

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:17:00 +1300

This coming weekend, New Plymouth will host its 15th WOMAD festival. The three day event aims to present the very best of the World of Music, Arts and Dance and organisers are expecting around 15,000 to attend. Today we take a listen to some of the best of past entertainers with RNZ's Auckland Operations Team Leader Jeremy Ansell and freelance writer, broadcaster and musician Trevor Reekie who have both attended numerous Womad events.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1417-womad-128.mp3




Book Critic: Steph Soper

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:08:00 +1300

Marketing communications manager of the New Zealand Book Council, Steph Soper, discusses a new book from Prue Hyman; a prominent feminist, economist and former Associate Professor of Economics and Gender and Women's studies at Victoria University.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1408-book_critic_steph_soper-128.mp3







The best Giant Monster Movies

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:35:00 +1300

With the news that no less than seven writers have been commissioned to work on the forthcoming King Kong vs Godzilla movie, Dan Slevin decided to look back on the best giant monster movies.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1335-dan_slevin_on_giant_monster_movies-128.mp3




Chinese TV - NCTV Launches

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:33:00 +1300

A new television channel featuring locally-produced content for New Zealand's Chinese community, as well as Kiwis and Asian Kiwis interested in Chinese culture, is being launched this Sunday. The channel is owned by Asia Pacific News Corporation. And will feature locally produced content, focusing on Chinese community news, entertainment, culture and lifestyle. Frank Peng is the president of NCTV.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1333-chinese_tv_-_nctv_launches-128.mp3




Banning Unvaccinated Kids

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:21:00 +1300

Australia is considering banning unvaccinated kids from early childcare centres and preschools. Some Australian states already have "no jab, no play" laws, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for nationwide legislation. New Zealand's Labour Party leader, Andrew Little believes it's worth considering here.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1321-banning_unvaccinated_kids-128.mp3




The Topp Twins perform live

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:09:00 +1300

Live on Jesse Mulligan today are two kiwi country music icons, entertainers extrodinaire The Topp Twins. Jools and Lynda Topp are about to tour the country, with guitar, mouth harp and spoons.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170314-1309-the_topp_twins_perform_live-128.mp3




Samaroh – The Great Indian Carnival

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +1300

Indian theatre veterans take dance and song to the heart of Auckland's Sandringham community to recreate an authentic carnival experience.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/voices/voices-20170313-1530-samaroh-128.mp3




The story of the last true hermit

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +1300

Christopher Knight spent 27 years living alone in a forest in Maine on the US east coast, his story is now told in a new book.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1507-the_north_pond_hermit-128.mp3




Vertigo: What causes it and how to deal with it

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:32:00 +1300

Vertigo is that sensation of feeling off balance and can be debilitating. It is usually caused by an inner ear problem. Dr Paul Smith of the University of Otago Medical School is an expert on vertigo and answers listener questions about it.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1432-vertigo_what_causes_it_and_how_to_deal_with_it-128.mp3




Hidden Talents: Alan Bollard

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:22:00 +1300

This afternoon we explore the hidden talent of one of our highest profile public servants. Former Reserve Bank Governor, Alan Bollard is a keen water colourist.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1422-hidden_talents_alan_bollard-128.mp3




Television Critic

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:09:00 +1300

Former TV journalist and producer Phil Wallington analyses News and Current Affairs and laments the lack of, what he calls, quality journalism.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1409-television_critic-128.mp3







Killing for Conservation

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:38:00 +1300

Are we wrong to push the idea that native species are 'good' and exotic 'bad'?


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1338-killing_for_conservation-128.mp3




Poetry: Lucky Punch by Simone Kaho

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:24:00 +1300

Auckland poet, Simone Kaho, is from New Zealand and Tongan ancestry. She earned her MA in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her poetry has been published in journals such as JAAM, Turbine, and The Dominion Post. She joins Jesse to read from her book Lucky Punch.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1324-poetry_lucky_punch_by_simone_kaho-128.mp3




Is "free range" a myth?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:13:00 +1300

An investigation has revealed that millions of eggs were sold as free-range, but were actually laid by caged hens. T


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170313-1313-is_free_range_a_myth-128.mp3




Critter of The Week: The Torrentfish

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:29:00 +1300

The torrentfish is one of five freshwater fish species featuring on NZ Post's latest stamp release of 1 March 2017. Torrentfish or Cheimarrichthys fosteri is an endemic New Zealand freshwater fish that has its closest common ancestry with the blue cod. DoC's endangered species ambassador, Nicola Toki, tells us all about it.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170310-1529-critter_of_the_week_the_torrentfish-128.mp3




Wine with Joelle Thomson

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:19:00 +1300

Wine writer and tutor, Joelle Thomson, talks about a new wave of Kiwi Wines.


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http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170310-1519-wine_with_joelle_thomson-128.mp3




Food: Sustainable Fish

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:07:00 +1300

Shaun Clouston of Logan Brown talks about which fish species to avoid, and shares a recipe for BBQ Masala Kahawai.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20170310-1507-food_sustainable_fish-128.mp3