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with Jim Mora
Monday to Friday, 1pm - 5pm
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
1:15 Your Place
2:10 Feature stories
2:45 Feature Album
3:12 Arts Report
3:33 Southern Story: Waihi Bush Organic Farm
The 15 hectares of bush with ancient trees and a magic pool in David Musgrave's 120 ha farm may be responsible for his serenity - or is it the flax-seed oil he produces? An agricultural degree and years as a research scientist have helped David succeed in his business, Functional Whole Foods, but his reasons for starting it were more personal – the products worked in healing his sons' allergies. Sage Forest meets David in the bush and takes a tour of the factory in Geraldine.
Beautiful fields of flax at Waihi Bush (notice it's entirely different to New Zealand's native harakeke).
3:40 Our Changing World
4:06 The Panel
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Emily Percy from Auckland chooses 'Peaches' by The Presidents of the United States of America. (7′34″)
Our Your Place tour guides take us through the small North Canterbury town of Hawarden on the doorstep to the amazing Hurunui Lakes. (35′00″)
Walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls is not an unusual boyhood dream when you're a 7th generation member of a famous circus family. Now that dream will come true for Nik Wallenda from the Flying Wallendas. It took law changes in two countires, but Nik Wallenda announced he has been given permission to walk on a 5cm cable strung 550 metres across the Niagra Falls. It hasn't been done in more than a century. (9′21″)
It took eleven days, twenty-two hours, forty minutes, and forty-five seconds, but Curt Perano has become the first New Zealander to finish one of the most brutal long distance races in the world: The Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome Alaska. (14′28″)
1983's 'Trouble in Paradise' by American composer Randy Newman. Newman, even then one of music's preeminent songwriters, proved with this album that he could make a great record - and it's still arguably the best album of his stunning career. (4′03″)
Whilst guitars and rock n' roll threaten the culture of the concert band, in Gisborne they're intent on keeping them alive. The region has three bands and a long standing history as Sonia Sly finds out. (10′24″)
David Musgrave describes himself as a mad scientist. He has a degree in agriculture and over a dozen years' experience as a research scientist. But his motivation to get into the flax-seed oil business was more personal. Sage Forest visits David on his 120 hectare organic farm - Waihi Bush, near Geraldine. (10′58″)
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. (16′26″)
Previously he denied it but now the Act party leader John Banks has confirmed he got a discounted deal at Kim Dotcom's favourite Hong Kong hotel during his stay there. But Mr Banks says he negotiated the discount himself. (25′54″)
NZ On Air money used for TV3 reality show; and the lack of a season ticket option means regular users of Timaru's new CBay Aquatic Centre could spend more than $700 a year to swim there. (24′38″)
Produced by Jimmy Stewart, Chris Reid and Susan Baldacci
Afternoons with Jim Mora is a programme based on the daring proposition that people are capable of thinking in the afternoon as well as in the morning. This show aims to banish post-prandial torpor with lots of audience interactivity.
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