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21 May - 10:21 pm 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.
Cooks Beach farmers Selma and Graham Morcom in front of an organic avocado tree.
Jewel Dell – farmer, former dancer and historian.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Teena Borek is a vegetable grower from Florida. (6′57″)
Welcome, warm rain has fallen in parts of the North Island spurring along grass and vegetable growth. In the South, tail-end lambs have been going to the works at good weights. (7′05″)
Whitianga farmers Graham and Selma Morcom run a conventional beef farm but have chosen to go organic on their commercial avocado orchard. (14′52″)
Jewel Dell is a former dancer who became a farmer's wife almost 60 years ago. She's still farming land that has been in her husband's family for 100 years. (21′16″)
Produced by Carol Stiles, Susan Murray and Cosmo Kentish-Barnes
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Phone: 07 858 0715 or 07 858 0729
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