Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Friday 28 October 2016

1:10 First song: Strange Conversation by Ted Hawkins

1:15 World's largest marine protected area announced for the Ross Sea

Still from The Last Ocean

Still from The Last Ocean Photo: The Last Ocean Film / Peter Young

A breakthough agreement has been reeached, which will see the creation of the worlds largest marine protected area.

The new Marine Protected Area will cover roughly 1.55 million square kilometres of the Ross sea - 1.12 million square kilometres of this will be a no fishing zone.

Many groups and conservationists have been fighting for years to get the area protected - among them is film-maker Peter Young, whose 2012 documentary The Last Ocean focussed on the threats facing the Ross Sea and attempts to create a marine protected area.

1:15 A technicolour Universe

Gleam Sky

Gleam Sky Photo: Credit: Radio image by Natasha Hurley-Walker (ICRAR/Curtin) and the GLEAM Team. MWA tile and landscape by Dr John Goldsmith / Celestial Visions.

A group of New Zealand scientists have managed to get a glimpse of some of the far away galaxies for the first time.

Associate professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, together with her fellow Victoria University colleagues have helped to produce a new catalogue of 300,000 galaxies.

They have also managed to reveal the universe in technicolour for the first time using radio wave surveys.

 Melanie Johnston-Hollitt will be talking about her findings at Ted X Christchurch and joins Jesse in the Christchurch studio.

1:25 Should we charge for NZ's great walks?

Increased tourist numbers on the country's great walks has prompted DOC's Director General to raise the issue of charging for the privilege.

Lou-Sanson raised the idea at a Queenstown Chamber of Commerce meeting where he talked about the explosion in popularity of the treks all over New Zealand.

Current legislation doesn't allow for DOC to charge for entry to national parks, just for the use of the facilities they provide.
Jesse speaks to the past president of Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Robin McNeill.

1:35 Critter of the Week: The NZ Mistletoe

DoC's endangered species ambassador, Nicola Toki talks about the New Zealand Mistletoe

New Zealand Mistletoe

New Zealand Mistletoe Photo: Department of Conservation

1:40 Favourite album

2:10 Film Review with Richard Swainson

Richard reviews Cafe Society - the latest from Woody Allen, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

2:20  Live cross to Helen Kelly's memorial service

The union leader and medical cannabis campaigner died two weeks ago of lung cancer. She was 52 years old.

her memorial service is being officiated by former Green Party Leader, now Greenpeace executive director, Russel Norman. RNZ Reporter, Tim Graham is attending the service for RNZ

2:25 NZ Live - Hopetoun Brown

Hopetoun Brown

Hopetoun Brown Photo: RNZ/Claire Eastham-Farrelly

New Zealand Live today features the horn section from one of our best loved bands of the 90s.  As part of Supergroove they recorded three albums, had five top ten singles and were named Group of The Year at the 1995 New Zealand Music Awards.  Playing as a duo, Nick Atkinson and Tim Stewart are about to release their second album together this very day, and will undertake a promotional tour starting tonight.  We are lucky to have them in our Auckland studio before they get away.

Yael Shochat's  Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

Yael Shochat's Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice Photo: Callum Thomas/Random House

3:10 Food with Yael Shochat

Auckland chef and restaurateur Yael Shochat grew up in the Israeli city of Haifa, eating fresh local market foods at home and at the local Arabic and Jewish restaurants. When she came to New Zealand in the late 1990s it was very hard to find the kind of food she was used to back home, so she opened her own place, The Lunch Box, and later Ima, a restaurant and deli in the central city. Ima means mother in Hebrew

Yael Shochat has just released a book of recipes called Ima Cuisine, and shares one of them with us, for Middle Eastern chicken and rice.

3:20 Wine with Joelle Thomson

Joelle Thomson suggests top drops under $20

3:30 Lynda Hallinan: Growing Roses

Lynda says of all the flowers of spring, they're among the most reliable and certainly the most beautiful, even if they have a bad reputation as being fussy, high-maintenance and disease-prone.

3:35 The Original Demo version of Don't Dream It's Over

Alex Behan celebrates the 30th anniversary of Crowded House, and brings in RNZ studio operator Jeremy Ansell who helped the band source the bonus material for its reissued albums, including demo versions of some of the band's biggest songs.

3:45 The Panel Pre-Show