Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 18 August 2016

1:10 First song

1:15 Havelock North Contamination Crisis widens

The water contamination scare in Havelock North continues, with news a tanker delivering 'clean' water to residents, is also suspected of containing E coli. And this morning, it was revealed by Mayor Lawrence Yule, said there could be a potential cross contamination with a piggery and mushroom farm, in the area. Hastings District Council, has held a press conference this morning, with an update on the health and water situation.

RNZ's Hawke's Bay reporter, Peter Fowler, was at the conference.

1:25 Anger over Vietnam's cancellation of war commemoration service

An Australian medical officer treating the New Zealand W Company during a resupply in the field during the Vietnam War.

An Australian medical officer treating the New Zealand W Company during a resupply in the field during the Vietnam War. Photo: AAP / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL / EKT / 69 / 0015 / VN

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, and Vietnam has abruptly banned the commemoration service.  The service took eighteen months of planning, and there are a dozen New Zealand veterans in Vietnam for the occasion, with about one thousand Australian veterans and their families .

John Bell, the New Zealand owner of Belly's Watering Hotel bar, in Vung Tau says the veterans are very upset after making the trip to Vietnam.

1:30 10,000 new blood donors needed

NZ Blood Service

NZ Blood Service Photo: NZ Blood Service

The New Zealand blood service wants 10 thousand new donors so it can continue to meet demand.  Every year the 28 thousand people come off the registry for various reasons, such as age, and illness.

Asuka Burge from the Blood Service says new sign ups are needed

1:40 Favourite album: John Martyn - Solid Air

2:10 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship Saved

Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, Anna Jackson in Menton, France

Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, Anna Jackson in Menton, France Photo: supplied

Since 1970 the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Menton fellowship has been awarded to a New Zealand writer each year. They get 6 months or more to the writing room in the Villa Isola Bella where Katherine Mansfield once lived in South Eastern France.  

But when new Zealand Post pulled its sponsorship four years ago - the trust that administered the fellowship could not find a new one. But after an intensive fundraising effort - the Winn-Manson Menton Trust, and the Arts Foundation have managed to raise 800 thousand dollars, which means the Menton fellowship will continue.

Simon Bowden is the Executive Director of the Arts Foundation

2:20 Theatre Critic, Terry MacTavish

2:30 Money with Mary Holm

Mary Holm discusses kiwisaver and ethical investment, and her approach to investing in shares - is it really 'dangerous'.

3:10 Masterpieces with Vincent Ward

Each week we get a well known guest on the show to nominate what they consider to be a masterpiece in their field. This week that masterpiece is a person, who has been nominated by  Vincent Ward, the New Zealand filmmaker and artist.

Vincent Ward has an exhibition opening this month at the Trish Clark gallery in Auckland, in which his canvas is the human body.

Vincent Ward landscape art

Vincent Ward landscape art Photo: Trish Clark Gallery/Vincent Ward

But it is another artist he has nominated as his masterpiece: landscape photographer, Laurence Aberhart

Methodest Church in the Hokianga harbour, by Laurence Aberhart (1982)

Methodest Church in the Hokianga harbour, by Laurence Aberhart (1982) Photo: Gow langsford Gallery

3:25 The Expats: Nathan Morris, NYC film-maker

Our expat this week is a former Hutt Valley lad who is now a New York based director whose first short film At Dawn has just won the directors choice award at the Rhode Island international film festival.

3:30 This Way Up

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent seizures that affects up to 2 percent of the population here in New Zealand, and about 50 million people worldwide.

As well as taking medication to manage their symptoms, some people with epilepsy are also getting help from trained dogs.

These epilepsy assist dogs can help people through a seizure, protect them from injury, and can even act as an early warning system. This Way Up's Simon Morton met some of the dogs. 

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show