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Afternoons with Simon Mercep

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Patchogue, New Zealand

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Critter of the Week: The Centipede!

10/19/2017
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It's our 100th episode of Critter of the Week ! so to mark that we celebrate the centipede!

Duration: 00:13:18


Wine - Joelle Thomson

10/19/2017
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Wine writer and tutor, Joelle Thomson.

Duration: 00:06:28


Food with Delaney Mes

10/19/2017
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Food writer Delaney Mes has been sampling the fare at restaurants and cafes up and down the country, and her book, New Zealand Restaurant Cookbook has just been published. She also shares one of her favourite recipes from the book, Green Pea and Ricotta Fritters from Monica's Eatery in New Plymouth.

Duration: 00:10:59


Manawa Ora: Roses In Concrete

10/19/2017
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Ngā Rangatahi Toa is an alternative education hub at MIT in Auckland - where kids who don't fit into mainstream education are able to explore creative projects. Each year the students put on a multi media performance, this years is called Manawa Ora: Roses in Concrete.

Duration: 00:08:19


Great album: Private Dancer

10/19/2017
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Private Dancer by Tina Turner.

Duration: 00:17:39


Rob Zabrecky: actor, musician and magician

10/19/2017
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American magician Rob Zabrecky is on tour in New Zealand with a group of other performers for the New Zealand Magical Convention, which opens tonight in Wellington.

Duration: 00:07:05


The rehabilitation of James Rolleston

10/19/2017
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You may remember the story of actor James Rolleston - who came to the world's attention with his powerful performances in the films Boy and dark Horse. In fact Hollywood came calling... but before he could make the leap, he was involved in a serious car accident. A new documentary details his story - and gruelling recovery - which screens on TVNZ's Sunday programme this Sunday.

Duration: 00:07:22


Not enough good drinking fountains near playgrounds

10/19/2017
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Researchers from the University of Otago have been looking at Wellington's water fountains. They found very few playgrounds had water fountains and of the 47 owned by the city council, almost half are in a state of dereliction.

Duration: 00:06:44


What's happening today in politics?

10/19/2017
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We cross to our parliamentary team for what is happening today, including the announcement of ministerial roles by the new Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern

Duration: 00:06:32


Touchstone - a community project for Lake Wanaka

10/19/2017
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Lake swimmers, the local primary school and neighbouring farmers have joined together to look after water quality in Lake Wanaka.

Duration: 00:23:30


Why trying to feel good is making us miserable

10/16/2017
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Dr Robert Lustig sayscorporations are only too happy to increase our appetite for things that feed our dopamine based pleasure and reward system - from sugar to cellphones. And it's making us miserable.

Duration: 00:27:13


Music Feature: Jazz from unexpected places

10/16/2017
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Chicago-born Dave Wilson from Victoria University on jazz from unexpected places. Jazz has taken Dave from Chicago to all over the world. From Los Angeles to Macedonia. Now he's in New Zealand teaching what he loves to students.

Duration: 00:40:41


Book critic James Russell

10/16/2017
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James Russell discusses three new children's books.

Duration: 00:10:15


Great album: Actor

10/16/2017
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'Actor' is the second album by musician St. Vincent, released by 4AD on May 4, 2009, in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States.

Duration: 00:12:39


How to get more Maori and Pasifika into leading business roles

10/16/2017
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Did you know that Just 17 percent of New Zealand's top 60 firms have an executive that identifies as non-European, and there isn't one NZX listed company with a Maori or Pasifika CEO.

Duration: 00:22:55


#MeToo campaign picking up pace

10/16/2017
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An online campaign to show how widespread sexual abuse and attacks have been is gaining ground online. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations many people are sharing their stories by simply saying #MeToo on Social Media.

Duration: 00:10:54


Warnings against using WIFI anywhere

10/16/2017
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People are being warned not to use passwords or online banking over any wi-fi connection. A flaw has been discovered in the system that protects wi-fi networks from being hacked and attackers may be able to read data that goes between a device and the router by which it connects to the internet.

Duration: 00:13:29


Give it a go! It's Chinese Language Week

10/15/2017
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It's Chinese language week! Lynda Chanwai-Earle chats with Wellington school students to hear how and why they're choosing to learn more about Chinese language and culture. But she begins with some mature students a little closer to home.

Duration: 00:11:27


Hidden Figures about Great Barrier Island

10/15/2017
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Lillian Grace from Figure.nz on the figures held about Great Barrier Island - which is north of the Coromandel Peninsula, 90km from downtown Auckland.

Duration: 00:04:12


Great album: Nightclubbing

10/15/2017
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'Nightclubbing', by Grace Jones.

Duration: 00:12:50

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