Thursday 17 May 2012, with Jim Mora
1:10 Best Song Ever Written
1:15 Your Place
2:10 Feature stories
2:45 Feature Album
3:12 Arts Report
3:33 Southern story: Urban Bees
Matt Wells was hassled by his friend Murray for two years before agreeing to provide him with a beehive. Three years later Matt and his partner Catherine Gorden lease out and maintain 120 hives through Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman.
Sage Forest zaps in to Urban Bees headquarters in Picton to gather the buzz on the biz and bees, but first she joins the couple on a special delivery - the birthday gift of a hive to the man who has almost everything.
3:40 Our Changing World
4:06 The Panel
Audio from Thursday 17 May 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Best Song Ever Written - Ocean Gypsy ( 13′ 04″ )
13:09 Murray Grimwood from just north of Dunedin has chosen 'Ocean Gypsy' by Renaissance.
Your Place - Ormondville ( 29′ 57″ )
13:29 Today we detour off the main road through southern Hawkes Bay and out into the country for about six kilometres. We are at a location once known as 70 mile bush, about 17 ks (as the crow flies) from Dannevirke.
Old Dog Catcher ( 10′ 56″ )
14:10 For 48 years, it's been Rodney Bird's phone that rings early in the morning if there's stock on the road in Waimate or a dangerous dog roaming the streets. At age 82, Rodney thinks he's probably the oldest animal control officer in New Zealand.
Southern Story for 17 May 2012 - Urban Bees ( 10′ 45″ )
15:19 We get the buzz on the business of leasing beehives - in Picton with Sage Forest.
Our Changing World - Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel ( 10′ 55″ )
15:30 Since 1995, Team New Zealand and other America's Cup syndicates have been using a massive wind tunnel to boost their yachts' performance. To find out how the tunnel works and why the wind coming out of it has to be twisted, Ruth Beran meets University of Auckland's David Le Pelley.
The Panel Pre-Show for 17 May 2012 ( 15′ 20″ )
15:44 Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
16:07 Topics - schools are taking a hard line to stop students going on to late-night parties after their official school balls. The Royal Forest and Bird Society has put the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons of Hamilton's feline-lovers by suggesting owners shouldn't replace their cats when they die.
16:34 Topics - A Rotorua court has heard how Kara Hurring bought more than 340 thousand dollars worth of gambling chips at a Macau casino - but what happened to them is a mystery. A careers programme has been launched in Auckland that will introduce college students to the companies in their community.