Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm for Thursday 5 July 2018

Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion this Thursday is The Germans by William Brandt

Email us your thoughts on the story before Thursday at 3pm to win a copy of his novel, The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life     Jesse@radionz.co.nz

1:10 Battle of the Cover Bands finalist: First to Blink

We are very pleased to introduce one of our 5 incredible finalists in our Battle of the Cover bands contest.

First to Blink are a duo from Christchurch - Bryan Peters and Lee Martin.

They perform live from our Christchurch studio

Lee Martin and Bryan Peters of First to Blink, finalists in RNZ Afternoons Battle of the Cover Bands competition

Lee Martin and Bryan Peters of First to Blink, finalists in RNZ Afternoons Battle of the Cover Bands competition Photo: supplied

1:25 Fears Welllington harbour fireworks show could hurt harbour whale

Wellingtonians have been descending on the harbour front to catch a glimpse of a southern right whale that has been frolicking in the harbour for a couple of days.

But while the whale has brought productivity to a happy standstill in offices overlooking the harbour, there are concerns it could be impacted by the council's Mataraki fireworks show set to take place off a barge in the harbour on Saturday night.

You can find out about whether the show will go on on the council's Facebook page here.

The Southern Right Whale in Wellington Harbour

The Southern Right Whale in Wellington Harbour Photo: Maritime NZ/Mark Dittmer

1:25 Te Reo thrash metal band Alien Weaponry Documentary 

Thrash metal and Te Reo Māori don't seem to go hand in hand but for Alien Weaponry it's a winning combination. 

The three-piece teenage metal thrash band, whose songs are inspired by Māori history, released their first album, Tū, last month to huge success and now a documentary about the band has been released by Vice. 

The doco follows Henry, Lewis and Ethan as they prepare for the release of their first album all the while going to high school and working part time. 

Henry de Jong, Lewis de Jong and Ethan Trembath of Alien Weaponry.

Henry de Jong, Lewis de Jong and Ethan Trembath of Alien Weaponry. Photo: Topic Images

1:35 Shortland Street Live - The Musical 

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Photo: Dean O'Gorman

Our longest-running soap opera is headed for the stage! 

This November Shortland Street The Musical will premiere with all your favourite characters and story-lines from the early 90s. 

To answer all our burning questions about how this show was created and what we can expect is composer Guy Langford, who also has the ambitious task of playing Dr Chris Warner. 

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Photo: Supplied

1:40 Great album

2:10 Tech talk with Peter Griffin

Technology commentator Peter Griffin discusses the controversy around Gmail and revelations that third party app developers are able to scan and read the content of Gmail users emails.

2:20 Solving the world's problems

This is our fortnightly attempt to solve the world's problems one small thing at a time. Today we talk to sheep and beef farmer and rural issues writer Steve Wyn Harris, who talks about ideas for lifting the productivity of NZ sheep so the  sheep industry can remain profitable and competitive against competing land uses such as dairy.

2:30 The history of the Welsh in New Zealand

Angharad and Gwenda Whelan, daughters of Sue Whelan with the mayor of New Plymouth at the national cymanfa ganu in 2002

Angharad and Gwenda Whelan, daughters of Sue Whelan with the mayor of New Plymouth at the national cymanfa ganu in 2002 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain

Welsh immigrants have played an important role in NZ's history but it has been largely overshadowed by the story of English, Scottish and Irish immigrants. 

Although the Welsh settled particularly in Canterbury in the 19th century and Auckland in the 20th century, they are to be found throughout New Zealand. Every two years they come together for a national cymanfa ganu, which involves communal singing of hymns

Our regular historian, Grant Morris, has been travelling in Wales and reflecting on the history of the Welsh in NZ.

3:10 Short Story Club

Our short story for discussion is The Germans by William Brandt

Email us your thoughts on the story before Thursday at 3pm to win a copy of his novel, The Book of the Film of the Story of My Life     Jesse@radionz.co.nz

3:25 Tell me about your thesis

Dr Sean Durbin is in our Wellington studio now to tell me about his thesis, The Revelation of John (Hagee): American Christian Zionism, 'Religion', 'Politics' and Identity.

It won a major prize in Australia and is soon to be published as a book.

3:30 BBC Witness

3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Gary Moore in Christchurch and Jo McCarroll in Auckland

 

Music played in this show

LINK 3 - the link was that all bands have punctuation in their names - Stellar* Fun! and AC/DC

Artist: Stellar
Song: Every Girl
Comp: Boh Runga
Album: Mix
Label:  Sony BMG

Artist: Fun
Song: We are Young
Comp: Nate Ruess Andrew Dost Jack Antonoff Jeffrey Bhasker
Album: Some Nights
Label:  Fueled by Ramen Nettwerk Atlantic

Artist: AC/DC
Song: Thunderstruck
Comp:  Angus Young Malcolm Young
Album:  The Razors Edge
Label:  ATCO

 

   

FIRST SONG
Artist: First to Blink
Song: Sweet Carolina
Comp: Ryan Adams
Album: unreleased live recording   
Label: RNZ    

1:45pm - GREAT ALBUM:

Artist: Powderfinger
Song: Love Your Way
Comp: Steven Bishop, John Collins, Ian Haug, Bernard Fanning, Jon Coghill & Darren Middleton
Album: Vulture Street
Label:  Universal Music

Artist: Powderfinger
Song: Sunsets
Comp: Steven Bishop, John Collins, Ian Haug, Bernard Fanning, Jon Coghill & Darren Middleton
Album: Vulture Street
Label:  Universal Music

Artist: Powderfinger
Song: How Far Have We Really Come
Comp: Steven Bishop, John Collins, Ian Haug, Bernard Fanning, Jon Coghill & Darren Middleton
Album: Vulture Street
Label:  Universal Music