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21 May - 12:39 am NZ
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.
A karearea comes in to feed.
Kakepuku conservationists Laurie and Janice Hoverd.
The Educational Book produced by the Hoverds.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Massey University professor Dr Jacqueline Rowarth has just taken up a newly formed role as Professor of Agribusiness within Waikato University's Management School. The University wants graduates to come out with a better understanding of agriculture and agribusiness. (6′08″)
'After Hours Ripper' by Peter Jerram. (5′04″)
Export blueberry prices are much stronger at last, but avocados are not doing so well. In the South Island temperatures have been cooler and Southland farmers are still recovering from the drought conditions in January.. (8′05″)
Liz Stanway grows 50 thousand bulbs of organic garlic on her property near Raglan. (11′49″)
Kakepuku is a steep, distinctive mountain to the south west of Te Awamutu in Waikato. Seventeen years ago local farmers started pest control work on its 200 hectares. Now the bush has regenerated, and in 1999 native robins were translocated from Pureora Forest. More recently native falcon, karearea, have been added to the mix. (18′05″)
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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