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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.
Brian and Susan Pilkington in front of some of their Macadamia nut trees at Cathedral Cove Macadamias near Whitianga.
John, Chris and Vikki Nicholson of Hinemoa Producers.
Workers in the onion and potato packhouse.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Frosts are tickling the North and South Islands but it's been a cracker autumn, and in the South fruit picking is all but over. (7′08″)
Marlborough vet Peter Jerram features in this story, 'Of Roofs and Fingers'. (5′48″)
Vikki and Chris Nicholson and his parents John and Claire, are the winners of this year's Waikato Farm Environment Supreme Award. It's the first time cropping farmers in a predominantly dairy region have taken the top award. (16′51″)
On a headland between Hahei and Cooks Beach is the Cathedral Cove Macadamia orchard owned by Brian and Sue Pilkington, who grow and market high quality macadamia based products, with a focus on sustainability and organic production. (20′43″)
Produced by Carol Stiles, Susan Murray and Cosmo Kentish-Barnes
Post: PO Box 489, Hamilton
Phone: 07 858 0715 or 07 858 0729
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