Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 24 January 2014
1:10 Best song ever written - Sarah McLaughlin's 'World on Fire' - nominated by Sonja Bermudez of Wellington
Sarah's link: www.eleworld.org
1:25 NZ Live - Tattletale Saints, Cy Winstanley & Vanessa McGowan, with the Ten String Symphony From Nashville. Together they're all on tour.
2:10 The Marineland Countdown - Regan Beckett - The countdown has begun for the last remaining seals and sea lions at Napier's Marineland who are going to be sent to new homes in Australia this year.
Marineland opened in 1965. In it's heyday, there were sea lions, a leopard seal, fur seals, otters, bottlenose dolphins and penguins there. The Napier City Council closed Marineland in 2009, but the seals and sealions remained at the facility under the care of Senior Supervisor Regan Beckett. He started volunteering at Marineland more than 30 years ago when he was just 12 years old. Right now he's preparing a special quarantine pool where the seals and sealions must be held for 120 days before they are shipped to Australia.
Jim Mora talks with Regan Beckett from Marineland in Napier.
2:20 Amelia Nurse on the Great Taste Bike Trail in Nelson - Amelia Nurse gets on a Gentle Cycle to explore Nelson's Great Taste Bike Trail with Catharine Wood.
2:30 Reading - Denise O'Connell reads Episode 5 of 'Under the Huang Jiao Tree' by Jane Carswell.
Jane's homesickness is offset when she has the chance to visit a Chinese home in the city. She is given too much attention and too much food by a family that has very little.
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Barnaby Taylor: 'Descendants of the Dragon' (Taylor) rom the Production Music CD 'Chinese History' [Bruton Music Ltd BR470]
Miao Xiaoyun: 'Moon Birds' (trad) from the Production Music CD 'China, Mongolia and Tibet' [Atmosphere Music Ltd]
2:45 Feature album - Red - Taylor Swift
3:08 One stop shop - Christchurch chef Richard Till has our first recipe of the year for your weekend - corn fritters, Yvonne Lorkin returns with wine selections. Sarah McMullan reviews the movies American Hustle & The Railway Man.
3:40 It's a big year for the 27th annual Edendale Crank Up Tractor Festival in Edendale. When tractors of all sizes and pedigree descend on the town between Gore and Invercargill in Southland this weekend.. they'll be celebrating 110 years of tractors in New Zealand and one hundred years of Dodge and Morris tractors in our part of the world. Vintage tractors come out of the shed for what organisers say is the biggest weekend event held in Southland. Neil Irwin is with the Edendale Vintage Machinery Club.
4:06 On The Panel today Ali Jones and Sapna Samant, the Christchurch city councillor and the Porirua doctor. Child restraints in cars, do we really need 11-year-olds in them? Another talk about tinted windows in automobiles. What is the inflation arte really? Would you like a date with George Clooney, we'll tell you how to enter. The Dunedin Stadium, and the great southern chorus of "we told you so". Is Facebook dying?