Kiwi Summer for Thursday 12 January 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.