Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 28 February 2014
1:10 Best Song Ever Written - Karen Britton of Raglan cominated "I'll Be There" by the Escape Club
1:25 NZ Live - Sol3 Mio on New Zealand Live - the tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay singing for us, and talking about their big national tour coming up.
2:10 The Golf Plan - Ron Fergusson - All over the world...from South Africa to Norway near the arctic circle, there are 246 links golf courses in 12 countries....and Ron and Margaret Fergusson from Edinburgh are going to play on them all. These are traditional 'links Courses" usually on sandy soil were the seaside links into farmland. There are 9 links Golf courses in New Zealand, including the world's Southern most course at the Southland Golf Club at Oreti Sands in Invercargill. Ron and Margaret played there yesterday. Today they teed off at Chisholm Park in Dunedin.
2:20 Vanguard Military School - Lisa Thompson - Lisa pays a visit to Albany's Vanguard Military School, one of five new Partnership schools that have opened their doors for the first time in this country.
2:30 Reading - Jed Brophy with the concluding half of 'Manhunt' - a short story by Owen Marshall about a territorials soldier, co-opted to help a police search for a killer on the run.
Laurence Juber: 'Scrambled Eggs' (Laurence Juber) Trk 54 on the CD Acoustic Underscores : Naked Guitar : Dramatic [ One Music ACU 11 ]
2:45 Feature album - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen (1973) who plays Auckland tomorrow night and Sunday night.
3:08 One Stop Shop - Julie Biuso has the food for your weekend, Belinda Jackson the wine .. and Sarah McMullan reviews the new war movie, Lone Survivor, .. the Liam Neeson thriller, Non-Stop, the sc-fi romantic drama 'Her' .. and the Canadian doco film, Stories We Tell.
Fresh Fast Food - Julie Biuso - hot-smoked salmon and smoked fish salad with avocado
Weekend Wine - Belinda Jackson
Picks - three wines from the just released Easter Wine Show results:
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Late Harvest Semillon 2011 $20 - $25
Wairau River Pinot Gris 2013 $25ish
Terrace Edge Liquid Geography Riesling 2012 $20ish
3:40 Castlepoint Races - Andy Pottinger - Conditions on Castlepoint beach are said to be just right for an annual beach race that dates back to 1800's. There is no other race on the calendar quite like it... with horses sprinting down the beach and races scheduled around the tides. The Castlepoint Racing Club meeting on Saturday includes a family picnic, fashion show and activities for the kids. Andy Pottinger is the President of the Club
4:06 David Farrar and Megan Nicol Reed are on The Panel today: Councils are moving to ban synthetic drugs even as as a country we're moving to legalise them. The Auckland Unitary plan, the big blueprint for the way our biggest city will be and look and move; submissions close today. Are the planners getting it right? Do you want to take the Death Test? Would you want to find out if you carry the four key biomarkers that scientists say predict whether you'll be dead in 5 years or not? Another discussion on whether there's a better way or organising jury service in this country? Why are South African prosecutors having so much trouble accessing the phone messages of Oscar Pistorius, which may well be a pointer to his innocence or guilt?