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Weekdays from Monday 26 December 2011 to Friday 20 January 2012, 9am - Midday
09:10 News and current affairs
09:30 On the Radar
Columnists, bloggers and editors from around the country talk about what’s on their radar.
09:40 Heartbreak songs
The best songs for heartbreak, as suggested by listeners.
Winner: Jenni Martin-Brown suggested I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline.
Also winning prizes: Collen suggested Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley
James suggested At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters
Iris suggested It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To
Anonymous texter suggested Why Don't You Try by Leonard Cohen
Phil Corfield suggested Van Morrison's Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Another anonymous texter with Everybody Hurts, by REM:
"A boy I was in love with at 14 played it to me on the guitar just before my family and I moved to the North Island - I wouldn't speak to my parents till Picton! "
09:45 Aspiring Olympians
We travel the world to chat to the New Zealand Olympians-in-waiting, and in training.
09:55 Are We There Yet? - Pātea Maori Club
Our road trip around New Zealand with Roadside Stories from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage.
The 1982 closure of the Pātea freezing works could have spelled the death of the town. But salvation came from the lively song Poi e, which became a 1984 hit single for the local Pātea Māori Club.
10:05 In conversation with young environmental leaders
Jamie Clark, Emily Aitken and Katya Curran have all been identified by the Peter Blake Trust as potential leaders, adventurers and environmental stewards.
10:30 Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke: Pie Cart Rock 'n' Roll (Part 2)
The story of the arrival of rock 'n' roll in New Zealand.
10:55 Are We There Yet? - Kings of Hawera
Author Ronald Hugh Morrieson was never popular in his home town of Hāwera, which was recognisably skewered in his novels. Hāwera is also home to Kevin Wasley, a dedicated Elvis Presley fan who runs a museum celebrating 'The King'.
11:05 Summer Reading
We invite you to share with the country your most loved and thumbed book. Contact us on email@example.com
11:10 Spin Cycle - MisteR
MisteR in Christchurch is a menswear label headed by Christchurch Polytechnic Fashion Design graduates - Mickey Lin and Ra Thomson. Together they’ve created an artful vision that merges classic British tailoring with a hint of quirky Asian fashion flair.
11:30 Try Something New - New technology
SeniorNet runs courses around the country offering advice to older people who aren't afraid to try something new. Lynn joins some over-60s who are determined to get a grip on new technology.
11:55 Are We There Yet? - Surf highway 45
Dubbed Surf Highway 45, the coastal road between Hāwera and New Plymouth is famed for its surf breaks.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Following the breakup of the Rena, more oil and debris is expected to wash up on local beaches, which will affect wildlife. Kerry Morgan is running the wildlife response centre in Tauranga. (7′21″)
For aid agencies working in Haiti, the money is running out and the support is expected to stop soon. World Vision's humanitarian and emergency affairs manager, Ian McInnes, is with us. (9′40″)
While he has a keen interest in politics, Keith Ng has also been keeping an eye on Big Tobacco over the past year and a half and has published some of his relevations on his blog publicaddress.net/onpoint/ this week. (10′17″)
We asked for suggestions of the best songs for hearbreak, and listeners sent stories of love, loss and the music that helped. (4′29″)
Dunedin-born Alison Shanks is a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and track cycling World Champion. Just last week she came third in time trials at The Elite Road National Championships. . (10′36″)
The 1982 closure of the Patea freezing works could have spelled the death of the town. But salvation came from the lively song Poi e, which became a 1984 hit single for the local Patea Maori Club. (4′08″)
Jamie Clark, Emily Aitken and Katya Curran have all been identified by the Peter Blake Trust as potential leaders, adventurers and environmental stewards. (21′45″)
Author Ronald Hugh Morrieson was never popular in his home town of Hawera, which was recognisably skewered in his novels. Hawera is also home to Kevin Wasley, a dedicated Elvis Presley fan who runs a museum celebrating 'The King'. (3′47″)
Kathleen Keenan with her memories of Anna Sewell's 'Black Beauty'. (4′44″)
MisteR is a menswear label headed by Christchurch Polytechnic Fashion Design graduates Mickey Lin and Ra Thomson. Together they've created an artful vision that merges classic British tailoring with a hint of quirky Asian fashion flair. (14′30″)
SeniorNet runs courses around the country offering advice to older people who aren't afraid to try something new. Lynn joins some over-60s who are determined to get a grip on new technology. (21′20″)
Produced by Charlotte Graham and Sonia Sly
Kiwi summers are all about adventure and discovery, and Kiwi Summer with Sonia Sly and Lynn Freeman takes you on a journey to every corner of New Zealand. We encourage you to try new things, keep you up to date on what's happening throughout the country, and profile adventurous sorts who are doing great things in their own communities, in sport, and in arts and culture.
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