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20 May - 12:44 am NZ
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: Patriarch Grape Harvest
2012 is rumoured to be an excellent vintage for Marlborough wines, thanks to a cold, wet Summer and cool, dry Autumn.
Sage Forest is in the thick of wine-land – the Wairau Valley, at the last block of grapes to be harvested by Patriarch Wines, with vineyard manager Hudson Steele. Patriarch Wines is a small group of companies committed to organics, and want to prove it can work on a larger scale. The Gruner Veltliner block is two years away from certification, but other certified blocks provide wine for the Naked Vine label. The Gruner is ready to harvest and will go to Marlborough Vintners, where senior production winemaker Nicky Parrish will see it through to cellaring.
Left: Hudson harvesting Gruner Veltliner in Wairau Valley.
Right: Nicky Parrish in the barrel-hall, Marlborough Vintners.
3:40 Our Changing World
4:06 The Panel
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Lavinia Calvert from Auckland chooses 'Stand By Me' by Playing for Change. (9′17″)
Murchison sits on State Highway 6, between Wesport and Nelson. Sitting at a confluence of several waterways, including the Buller River, it's a popular destination for the kayakers and rafters. (30′51″)
After their boat capsized Joshua Johnson and Neihana Tawera spent four hours in the freezing cold water of Lake Taupo before they were rescued. The maximum survival time in water between 10 and 15 Celsius is considered to be two to four hours. (11′01″)
Following the atttack on Pearl Harbour three Japanese mini submarines moved by stealth into Sydney Harbour to launch an audacious attack on the US cruiser Chicago. That night Don Roberts was in charge of one of the searchlight crews that would scan the skies for any sign of attack. (11′33″)
'In Rainbows' by English rock band Radiohead from 2007. It was first released as a digital download for whatever price consumers wanted to pay. (2′31″)
Sage Forest is in the thick of wine-land - the Wairau Valley, at the last block of grapes to be harvested by Patriarch Wines, with vineyard manager Hudson Steele. (10′54″)
Monica Awasthy did her PhD on kereru in Wellington, to find out where they feed and breed. (10′53″)
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. (13′08″)
Mortgage rates have plummeted to record lows as banks offer cash rebates and generous discounts on their advertised interest rates in response to pressure from home-buyers. (23′54″)
Could New Zealand's decade-long P epidemic finally be winding down? Some preliminary results from a new Health Ministry survey show the proportion of New Zealanders aged 16 to 64 who had used the drug in the previous year has halved. (26′12″)
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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