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9:00 Dr Chris Cresswell​

Dr Chris Cresswell, acting head of Whanganui's Hospital's emergency department, died while riding his mountain bike on Saturday. 

Hamish McDouall, Mayor of Whanganui joins us.

9:15 Employee of the Month - Danielle Burns

9:35 Best of Jesse: David Andrews - The Other Line Always Moves Faster 

Lining up

Lining up Photo: Google images

In his book Does the Other Line Always Move Faster? David Andrews confirms there is a science to choosing the right line and passing the waiting time so that it feels shorter.

10:00 Mariah Carey's performance

Lizzie Marvelly

Lizzie Marvelly Photo: RNZ

New York's massive New Year's Eve celebration hit an unusual snag when entertainment powerhouse Mariah Carey, who'd been hired to perform for revellers just before the ball dropped, seemed to botch her performance

 Well known songstress Lizzie Marvelly weighs in. 

10:30 Adam Hyde is Home for Christmas

Adam Hyde, is living in San Francisco and he can make you write a book in 5 days. 

10:40 Muhammad Ali

It wasn't just entertainers who were checking out during 2016, we also lost one of the biggest names in recent sporting history. 

Muhammad Ali, who had long battled Parkinsons disease, died on the 3rd of June. He was 74. 


Ali Photo: Supplied

11:00 News

11:05 Bridge is not for Grandmas

Bridge is a card game, and it's not for grandmas. At least that is what Richard Solomon thinks from New Zealand Bridge. 

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Photo: Supplied

11:15 Food with Mawera Karetai

If you want to make the perfect peach chutney you better tune in to hear Mawera Karetai


1.8kg firm, ripe peaches

1 2/3 cups light brown sugar

Two cinnamon quills

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 small red onion, sliced finely

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated

12 cardamom pods, bruised

2 fresh red chillies, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced (choose your chilli based on your tastes


·         Bring a large pot of water to a boil and fill a large bowl with ice water. Using a paring knife, score the bottom of each peach with a small X. Add the peaches to the boiling water for 30 seconds, then transfer them to the ice water with a slotted spoon. Peel the peaches, then halve them and remove the pits. Cut the peaches into medium dice.

·         In a medium pot, combine the brown sugar with the vinegar, ginger, onion, cinnamon and cardamom; stir to dissolve the sugar. Simmer over moderately low heat until the onion is slightly softened, about 8 minutes. Add the peaches, chillies and a pinch of salt and simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the peaches are very soft and translucent, about 1 hour. Remove cinnamon quills.


·         Ladle the chutney into preserving jars, tapping lightly on a flat surface to release any air bubbles. Seal the jars and leave to sit for at least a month.

11: 30 The Best of NZ Live: The Eastern

In November on New Zealand Live, we were delighted to be in the company of one of the hardest working bands in land.  Well that's certainly true of it's leader who performs in excess of 230 gigs a year - The Eastern.

The Eastern

The Eastern Photo: Supplied