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with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith
Friday 9pm and Saturday 7am
The Otepopo cemetery in Herbert, North Otago, is perched atop a windswept hill with sweeping views over the district. Jim and Nancy Craig, who farm the land around the cemetery, and Herbert historian Dorothy McKenzie meet Cosmo Kentish-Barnes at the site to share its history and some of the stories of those who are buried there.
Also this week, Genoese Foods: Each week crates and crates of basil are flown into Auckland from Fiji. They’re then freighted to Levin where they are made into pesto by a former asparagus grower.
Charlotte Flay on the family farm near Ohoka.
Graham Thurlow with his ground penetrating radar.
John Margetts and his freezer full of export chestnuts.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Ohoka teenager Charlotte Flay has been passionate about breeding dairy cattle for as long as she can remember. (6′10″)
Grass is leaping out of the ground in the North Island while milking is winding up in the South. (6′54″)
Graham Thurlow uses a ground penetrating radar to locate wires and water pipes on Otago farms. (12′32″)
Three North Island chestnut growers have banded together and are exporting their nuts frozen to Japan. They're hoping their venture will help jump-start New Zealand's beleagured chestnut industry. Grant Sharman and John Margetts. (24′13″)
Produced by Carol Stiles, Susan Murray and Cosmo Kentish-Barnes
Post: PO Box 489, Hamilton
Phone: 07 858 0715 or 07 858 0729
A weekly programme of issues and stories of particular concern to the rural community, and also of interest to a general audience.
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