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Afternoons with Simon Mercep

RNZ New Zealand

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Patchogue, New Zealand

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English


Episodes

NZ Filipino woman drives 'Ecology of Dignity'

1/21/2018
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It's been called ecology of dignity: poor organic farmers in the Philippines in partnership with New Zealand businesses. In the first Voices for this year Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets the woman making it happen.

Duration: 00:10:47


Critter of the Week

12/21/2017
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DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki gives us an update on some of the native species featured during the year.

Duration: 00:10:26


Food with Al Brown

12/21/2017
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Al Brown shares a recipe for roasted snapper wings with ranch dressing.

Duration: 00:08:57


Great album - Party

12/21/2017
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Today's great album is Party by Aldous Harding.

Duration: 00:15:14


The renaissance of table top role-playing games

12/21/2017
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Game developer Morgan Davie joins Jesse to talk about the world of tabletop RPGs or role-playing games.

Duration: 00:10:58


The empty seat at Christmas lunch

12/21/2017
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This time of the year can be really difficult as we remember those who we might have celebrated the holiday with this year, but that are no longer with us.

Duration: 00:11:28


Dentist care for those who can't afford it

12/21/2017
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A group of Auckland's dentists and the City Mission are giving free dental care to those who normally can't afford it.

Duration: 00:05:29


Tell me about your thesis

12/20/2017
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Our last thesis chat for the year is with Dr Katie Weastell who has been looking at the caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Duration: 00:09:27


Short Story Club

12/20/2017
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Our final short story club story for 2017 is Can't Beat It by Emily Perkins. We will discuss this today 3.10pm with Claire Mabey. Email us your thoughts and the best one gets a copy of Emily's book of short stories.

Duration: 00:10:15


The history of Star Wars in New Zealand

12/20/2017
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The eighth instalment of Star Wars has just been released in cinemas. While it may be set in a 'galaxy far, far away', the Star Wars saga has had a profound effect upon New Zealand society, especially the oft-forgotten 'Generation X'.

Duration: 00:12:54


Shamubeel Eaqub: Are we doing Christmas right?

12/20/2017
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It's a time of big spending and economist Shamubeel Eaqub asks if we are making the right financial decisions over this period.

Duration: 00:06:55


The best concerts of 2017

12/20/2017
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Russell Baillie looks back on the best concerts and live shows of the year.

Duration: 00:11:17


Great album

12/20/2017
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Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas.

Duration: 00:08:06


Opera singer James Ioelu

12/20/2017
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He's been described as New Zealand's next Dame Kiri. James Ioelu is based in the UK but is home for Christmas and has popped in for a visit to our Auckland studio to discuss what it's like making a living as a Bass-Baritone singer.

Duration: 00:05:36


How to teach a kid to ride a bike

12/20/2017
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Cycling advocate Patrick Morgan recalls how he first learned to ride a bike, and shares tips and tricks to get kids onto two wheels

Duration: 00:06:08


Kawhia's own Santa

12/20/2017
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If you're in Kawhia or Huntly you probably know the name of our next guest: Sid Patel. To the local school children, the businessman is their very own Santa.

Duration: 00:11:46


Forest schools

12/20/2017
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It's hard enough getting kids off the ipad and outside, but some schools in New Zealand have taken the idea of outdoor play to a new level - teaching in nature.

Duration: 00:08:58


First song: Cricket Farm performs LIVE

12/20/2017
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The 3 piece Auckland band Cricket Farm join Jesse in our Auckland studio to perform one of the songs from their debut album, Bending Spoons, which is out tomorrow

Duration: 00:09:07


Santarchy

12/19/2017
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Christmas 2005; a hundred drunk men dressed as Santa allegedly riot in downtown Auckland. But was it true? Yes. Yes it was. Mostly.

Duration: 00:11:39


The rise of hoaxes

12/18/2017
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For centuries, the con artists and the conned have lived side by side. But pulling the wool over our eyes is taking on a sinister tone says Kevin Young, the New Yorker poetry editor. It's not just circus sideshows anymore, it's fake news.

Duration: 00:21:21

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