Friday 17 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.
Audio from Friday 17 February 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Intro and News Package ( 3′ 51″ )
21:09 A group of scientists studying the young animals' behaviour have found that goats can develop their own accents, disproving claims that their voices are entirely genetic.
Regional Wrap ( 7′ 46″ )
21:13 Many areas of the North Island had thundery heavy down pours this week, while in the South Island, the West Coast has been unseasonably hot and dry and Canterbury's pastoral farmers are smiling.
Perendale Fair ( 10′ 32″ )
21:20 The Coalgate Perendale Ewe Fair with Donald Cooke of Rural Livestock Brokers.
21:28 'Faecal Facials' by Peter Jerram.
Hot Air ( 22′ 13″ )
21:32 The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre in Palmerston North is funding research into reducing methane emissions from animals.