Afternoons

Thursday 27 November 2014, with Simon Mercep

Audio from Thursday 27 November 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Best song ever written - Asian Paradise ( 11′ 27″ )

    13:10 Cat Kynoch from Hawkes Bay has chosen "Asian Paradise" by Sharon O'Neill.

  • New Zealand A to Z ( 38′ 18″ )

    13:22 T is for Tuatapere, a small rural town in Southland. Tuatapere is located eight kilometres from the southern coast of the South Island. The town is on the Southern Scenic Route from Invercargill to Te Anau making it a well-travelled tourist stop. The main local industries are forestry and farming.

  • Criminal's Art - Sherrie Johnson ( 9′ 49″ )

    14:08 Drawings by two of the country's most famous criminals, the Bassett Road killer, Ron Jorgensen, and the infamous prison escaper, George Wilder are being gifted to the Wilder family. Sherrie Johnson of Waiheke Island has been in posession of one sketch from each of the men, made when they were incarcerated at Mt Eden prison in the 1960s. Sherrie inherited the drawings from her brother.

  • Death In Texas - Kane and Ruth Power ( 9′ 55″ )

    14:18 A New Zealand duo, now based in London, are trying to forge a musical career in Britain. They have a name which makes you take notice - "Death in Texas" and it turns out they represent rather different musical traditions and what's more, they are husband and wife. They are Kane and Ruth Power.

  • Feature Album - MTV unplugged in New York ( 14′ 20″ )

    14:45 Today's album features Nirvana with Kurt Cobain, singing and playing in a live TV setting.

  • NZ Sporting Underdogs ( 13′ 27″ )

    15:09 Two writers have delved into the New Zealand history books and come up with the greatest underdog stories in New Zealand sport. Bronwyn Sell and Christine Sheehy are the authors of Long Shots: The greatest underdog stories in New Zealand sport.

  • The Panel pre-show for 27 November 2014 ( 13′ 12″ )

    15:46 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

1:10 Best song ever written  

Asian Paradise by Sharon O'Neill.  Nominated by Cat Kynoch of Hawkes Bay. 

1:20 New Zealand A to Z - Tuatapere  

Our A to Z today takes us to Tuatapere on the edge of Fiordland National Park.  
We meet:
Justin Lewis, who bought the school and started a native plant nursery.
Anne Horrell, who arrived as a teacher and married into sheep farming.  
Craig Rutland, manager of the Last Light Lodge Cafe and Backpackers.

2:10  Criminal Art
Sketches by machine gun killer Ron Jorgensen and notorious prison escapee George Wilder have been presented to the Waiheke Island Police Station as a gift.  Onetangi's Sherrie Johnson unearthed them from a box of art treasures collected and bequeathed by her late brother, Brian Johnson.
 
2:20  Death in Texas  
Simon speaks to a New Zealand couple now living in London whose musical collaboration is called Death in Texas.  
They are husband and wife Kane and Ruth Power.

2:30 NZ Reading.

Part four of our Neil Giles mystery, "The Terror at Tinakore Road" set in  Wellington in 1893. 

2:45 Feature album

MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana. 

3:10  NZ Sporting Underdogs
Two writers have delved into the New Zealand history books and come up with the greatest underdog stories in New Zealand sport. Bronwyn Sell and Christine Sheehy are the authors of Long Shots: The greatest underdog stories in New Zealand sport.  

Michelle and Christine
Bronwyn Sell and Christine Sheehy

3:20  Tuatara at Orokonui Sanctuary
There is a complex relationship between tuatara and temperature: temperature determines sex, and present-day tuatara are found only north of Cook Strait. However a population was recently established at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary near Dunedin, and zoologists Alison Cree and Scott Jarvie from the University of Otago show Alison Ballance how they have been investigating how the animals adapt to their new, cooler home.

Stories from Our Changing World.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show with Zara Potts, Jim Mora, Jane Clifton and Mike Williams.