Friday 30 March 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.
Maruia artist and dairy farmer Donnamaree Hampton with husband Craig.
Members of the South African shearing Team.
In the shearing shed from left to right: Zweliwile Hans, Izak Klopper, Themba Khoza, Mayenzeke Shweni, Peter Black, Tony Hoggard and Fayln Hoggard
Zweliwile Hans won the World Championships Blades for the 4th time.
Blade shearer Mayenzeke Shweni won the Golden Shears Open Blades title.
Audio from Friday 30 March 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Regional Wrap ( 5′ 08″ )
21:05 Summer has arrived in autumn in both the North and South Islands.
21:10 'Alternative Medicine' by Peter Jerram and Peter Anderson.
Oilskins and Oilpaint ( 12′ 13″ )
21:22 Maruia dairy farmer Donna-Marie Hampton is also a talented landscape artist and her works capture the majestic scenery of the South Island.
The South African World Shearing Team ( 24′ 49″ )
21:29 Prior to the 15th World Shearing Championships, held during the Golden Shears in early March, the South African team gathered in the backblocks of Wairarapa to practice. The machine shearers, all Black South Africans, had been in New Zealand for five months. The world class blade shearers only arrived four days before the competition and there was a last minute hitch.