Friday 10 February 2012, with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith
9:06 pm Friday 21 June: Country Life
The residents of Waitati, a township on Blueskin Bay just north of Dunedin have a proud history of promoting sustainability and environmental awareness. The Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust was formed in 2008 and provides support for transition initiatives such as Waitati Edible Gardens, a low oil commuting group and the Blueskin Energy Project. Trust manager Scott Willis and Blueskin Energy Project trustee Ross Johnston take Cosmo Kentish-Barnes to a hilltop overlooking the scenic bay, where a 30 metre testing tower is recording wind data for what will be New Zealand’s first community owned and developed wind cluster.
Alternative energy is Albie Burgers’ passion – along with recycling and reusing. Amelia Nurse visits his rural Takaka property to see some of his amazing projects.
Albie with one of his “thermo-nuclear” projects.
Carnivorous Cattle looking deceptively benign.
Audio from Friday 10 February 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Gidday and Guest ( 4′ 12″ )
21:05 Steve Wratten, Professor of Ecology at the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University.
Regional Wrap ( 7′ 18″ )
21:09 Summer's finally hit in the North Island and on the west coast of the South Isalnd regular rain is helping farms get into shape for autumn.
Go Goat Milking ( 11′ 59″ )
21:17 After being a closed shop for over 20 years, the NZ Dairy Goat Co Op is suddenly after new suppliers. Its growth in export sales has far outstripped its supply base, and returns for farmers are extremely attractive .. it's just dairy goats are more work than dairy cows
Off the Grid ( 24′ 35″ )
21:28 Alternative energy is Albie Burgers' passion - along with recycling and reusing. Amelia Nurse visits his rural Takaka property to see some of his amazing projects.