Friday 13 July 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.
Beverley Forrester feeding out on a cold winter’s morning (Photo: Cosmo Kentish-Barnes).
Audio from Friday 13 July 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Intro & Guest ( 4′ 51″ )
21:05 Bob Cook runs Ranfurly Orchard Services in Te Puke. His business has taken a hit since the arrival of PSA.
Regional Wrap ( 5′ 58″ )
21:10 Ripper frosts have chilled the North Island and in the south, farmers are gearing up for lambing and calving.
Steak of Origin ( 14′ 48″ )
21:16 Te Atarangi Angus was named the producer of the decade at the Steak of Origin celebration of beef earlier this year. Chris and Karren Biddles own and farm Te Atarangi - a 1000 hectare farm on Northland's Pouto Peninsula.
A Good Yarn ( 23′ 31″ )
21:29 Beverley Forrester owns and runs Blackhills Farm in Hawarden, North Canterbury. She breeds black and natural coloured sheep and produces wool that's spun into premium grade yarn, that's sold along with her own designer knitwear in her Blackhills showroom in England.