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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.
(Above) A film of Trevor Johnston and Jo Halley performing a health check on a young Kiwi at the Bois Gentil Kiwi Crèche near Moonlight. (Below) Jo and Trevor looking for a Kiwi and the enclosure from across the golf course.
Warren (a.k.a Ernie) and Mavis Suckling from Dargaville’s The Kumara Box.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
The New South Wales Farmers' Association vice-president Peter Darely says Australia's horticulture industry is in danger of disappearing. (5′27″)
Rain in the North Island and on the mainland the sun is out and lambs are starting to come out too. (6′20″)
Agricultural news. (3′37″)
Warren (a.k.a. Ernie) and Mavis Suckling have put the kumara on the tourist map. (14′27″)
The Paparoa Wildlife Trust is a conservation initiative to establish and maintain effective recovery programmes for Great Spotted Kiwi/Roroa in the South Paparoa Range near Greymouth. Trust volunteers Jo Halley and Trevor Johnston are in a 13 hectare predator free enclosure near Moonlight, to check and weigh a young bird that has a radio tracking device attached to its leg. (20′27″)
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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