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Afternoons with Simon Mercep

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Patchogue, New Zealand

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English


Episodes

Critter of the Week The Pygmy Blue Whale

10/18/2018
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Until recently, it was believed that the pygmy blue whales seen in the South Taranaki Bight were just animals passing through the area.

Duration:00:11:49

Talk the Walk: The Orongorongo tracks

10/18/2018
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Today we have tramper, photographer and tramping author Shaun Barnett on to talk about the Orongorongo track near Wellington.

Duration:00:09:39

Food with Casey McDonald

10/18/2018
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Casey McDonald from Craggy Range Restaurant is here to talk food. The restaurant won two hats at the cuisine awards this week, he tells us about that and shares his recipe for Potato Foccacia.

Duration:00:10:35

Film Review with Richard Swainson

10/18/2018
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Richard reviews First Man and She Shears.

Duration:00:13:53

Great album

10/18/2018
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Billy Joel, Strangers.

Duration:00:12:21

Otago's coin collection

10/18/2018
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Otago Museum has an incredible Roman coin collection, one to rival international institutions. But most of the coins are stored in the museum's vault, out of the public eye.

Duration:00:09:34

All-women judging panel for NZ Bagpiping comp

10/18/2018
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Every year on Labour Weekend bagpipers all over the country get together for the Silver Chanter Piping Championships. In what's believed to be a world first, 2018's judging panel will be all-women.

Duration:00:05:54

When is a government survey compulsory?

10/18/2018
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This week RNZ listener Joanne Sorenson got a letter that her household had been selected to be interviewed for the New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS). The letter stated that the survey involves a 45-minute interview conducted by a person from Stats NZ (New Zealand's official data agency). Joanne tells Jesse Mulligan she feels very uncomfortable about both the prospect of this visit by a stranger and the personal nature of the questions. Jason Attewell from Stats NZ responds.

Duration:00:12:04

First song: Anxiety Club

10/18/2018
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Wellington band Anxiety Club are back with us today - they were on New Zealand Live in February, and have just released a new EP called Black Heart. They perfom one of their new songs live.

Duration:00:07:46

Tell me about your thesis

10/17/2018
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Dinah Vincent graduated with a PhD from Massey University with her thesis 'Dressmaking: How a clothing practice made girls in New Zealand, 1945 to 1965'.

Duration:00:08:26

Short Story Club

10/17/2018
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Today Erin Mercer from Massey University joins us to discuss Judith White's The Dog in the Room Email your thoughts to jesse@rnz.co.nz The winner of the best email will get a copy of Good Dog! Edited by Stephanie Johnson.

Duration:00:07:36

Mary Holm's tips on how to curb your spending

10/17/2018
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Is that new item of clothing really going to make you happier in the long run? Do you really need to hold on to your Saturday brunch habit? Mary Holm looks into why we spend unnecessarily and suggests how we can take more control. She also discusses how to tell lenders you don't want to be offered loans, ideas for making Christmas less expensive, and places you can get free support to help cut your spending.

Duration:00:28:13

Theatre Critic

10/17/2018
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Tim Stevenson from Theatreview tells us about UNEASY DREAMS and Other Things on at Wellington's Circa 2

Duration:00:05:53

Great album

10/17/2018
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Cosmo's Factory is the fifth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Duration:00:11:40

A show about bipolar disorder

10/17/2018
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Comedian Clarissa Chandrahasen has opened up about her experience with bipolar disorder, and her time in a psych ward, in her award-winning theatre show Committed.

Duration:00:11:06

Bespoke books

10/17/2018
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Last year's short story club live winner Helen O'Connor tells us about her new literary business. At Books Bestowed you can commission bespoke stories for friends or family.

Duration:00:09:38

Phone recordings: what's legal and what's not

10/17/2018
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Yesterday National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross released a recording of a phone call between himself and party leader Simon Bridges. What does New Zealand law say about people secretly recording and which privacy rights come into play? The general rule of is that you can't record somebody without them knowing as it could be a breach of privacy and/or a breach of the law of confidence, says privacy expert Dr Nicole Moreham.

Duration:00:04:52

First song: Terence Blacker

10/17/2018
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English singer, songwriter and author Terence Blacker is in our Wellington studio for First Song today. He's on his first New Zealand tour and is playing at this weekend's Wellington Folk Festival in Lower Hutt.

Duration:00:11:06

New Zealanders write about living with anxiety in the new book Headlands

10/16/2018
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Anxiety is more than stress, it can feel like a gut punch out of nowhere for no apparent reason. It is frightening, isolating and hard to understand if you don't suffer from it. Thirty New Zealanders have written personal essays about the reality of living with anxiety for the new book Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety, compiled by freelance journalist Naomi Arnold.

Duration:00:20:49

Bookmarks: Anne Firth Murray

10/16/2018
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Jesse's guest for Bookmarks this week is Anne Firth Murray; an activist, academic, author and philanthropist who has been pushing for social change for decades.

Duration:00:35:27