Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 4 April 2008
Afternoons for 4 April 2008
1:06 Jim Essay
1:10 Best Song Ever Written:Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
Nominated by Daniel Murphy - Hiking New Zealand
1:15 Friday - NZ Live: Marian Burns & Ben McDonald
2:10 Maadi Cup
The weather's held and the waves have been magic in Twizel, which has made for a winning week for the 18-hundred teenagers who've descended upon the region for the New Zealand secondary school's rowing championships.
Otherwise known as the Maadi Cup, the bi-annual event sees Twizel and nearby Ruataniwha overrun by around 6,000 competitors, parents and supporters, representing more than one hundred schools.
Tomorrow the event wraps up, probably much to the relief of locals who stock up on food and petrol supplies well before the start of the competition. At Twizel's Top Hat pub, business has been flat tack all week Tomorrow night it's playing host to the Maadi Cup party, and the proprietors are not too sure just what to expect. Publican is Mike Darling.
2:30 NZ Reading :Rocking Horse Road by Carl Nixon
After her violent death on the beach at the end of Rocking Horse Road, Lucy Asher takes on the status of a deity for a group of boys in the school. Their collective imagination makes her into something apart, special and, almost because of her very unassailability, a goddess. As her high priests they must avenge her murder.
Jason Whyte reads the fifth and final episode.
2:45 He Rourou
2:50 What's On
2:55 Weekend Weather - Bob McDavitt
3:12 Fresh Fast Food: Peter Thornley
On Fresh Fast Food today executive chef at Auckland's premier Bracu restaurant Peter Thornley talks about his recent trip to Vietnam, where he returned with a recipe for vegetarian pork crackling just to horrify vegetarian friends. Thornley also talks about his planned trip in two weeks time to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore, where he'll be working alongside the World's best chefs in some very unique locations - most notably perhaps, spending three days cooking in a zoo.
Recipe - Agria potato crisps with potato, lemon and olive oil whip
3:33 Sports Story
Sports Story reporter, Murray Williams talks about the new Trans-Tasman netball competition, also our latest golfing star in action in Texas, and the International Sports Leaders in Sport conference in Auckland.
3:47 NZ Society: From Age to Age
Barry Brickell is a celebrated potter, and sculptor of wonderfully eccentric pieces of art. He also built himself a railway line on the Coromandel Peninsula near where he lives, and the railway is now attracting tourists whose dollars will help finance a little reserve and protect endangered wildlife.
4:06 The Panel - Chris Trotter and John Bridges.
4:30 News Headlines/Traffic/Weather