Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Tuesday 12 February 2008

Today on Afternoons


1:06
Jim's Essay

1:10 Best Song Ever Written: Classical Gas - Mason Williams

1:15 Reeling In The Years : Top 10 Countdown from 1951

2:00 News

2:10 Replica Weapons

Southland police are warning they'll be taking no prisoners if confronted with people toting imitation firearms. Area commander Inspector Tony O'Neill is warning owners of fake guns they risk getting shot if they're seen carrying the weapons in public. It comes after armed offenders squad members stormed a Mataura teen's home after he was seen with a replica M-16 rifle in his car on Sunday night.

2:20 Stuntman

Daredevil supergran Wilma Wilson celebrated her 80th birthday this month with a 192-metre bungy jump from Auckland's Sky Tower. It wasn't Wilma's first jump, and it's unlikely to be her last with plans already underway for an equally exhilarating 81st.

2:30 NZ Reading: Miles to Go, written and read by Pauline O'Regan.

2:45 He Rourou

In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Same Jackson one of the kaumatua organisers of the Waitangi Day Festival in Wellington.

2:50 Feature Album - Between the Lines - Janis Ian (1975)

3:00 News

3:12 Tune Your Engine

Steve Miller, author of Get Off Your Arse and Lose Weight.

3:33 Asian

On a busy Auckland afternoon, Suzanne Schokman finds respite in the Chinese tea ceremony.

3:47 Environment

Exploring the balance between conservation and development in the biodiversity hotspots of Vietnam.

4:00 News

4:06 The Panel - Joanne Black and Fiona Rae.