Kiwi Summer

Thursday 12 January 2012, with Sonia Sly & Lynn Freeman

Audio from Thursday 12 January 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Wildlife response centre in Tauranga ( 7′ 21″ )

    09:09 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.

  • Aid agencies and Haiti earthquake recovery ( 9′ 40″ )

    09:16 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.

  • On the Radar - Keith Ng ( 10′ 17″ )

    09:30 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.

  • Heartbreak songs ( 4′ 29″ )

    09:39 We asked for suggestions of the best songs for hearbreak, and listeners sent stories of love, loss and the music that helped.

  • Aspiring Olympians - Alison Shanks ( 10′ 36″ )

    09:44 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. .

  • Are We There Yet? - Patea Maori Club ( 4′ 08″ )

    09:54 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.

  • In Conversation with young environmental leaders ( 21′ 45″ )

    10:07 Jamie Clark, Emily Aitken and Katya Curran have all been identified by the Peter Blake Trust as potential leaders, adventurers and environmental stewards.

  • Are We There Yet? - Kings of Hawera ( 3′ 47″ )

    10:55 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'.

  • Summer Reading - Black Beauty ( 4′ 44″ )

    11:11 Kathleen Keenan with her memories of Anna Sewell's 'Black Beauty'.

  • Spin Cycle - MisteR ( 14′ 30″ )

    11:20 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.

  • Try Something New - New Technology ( 21′ 20″ )

    11:35 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.

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.

NZ Rock 'n' Roll

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 kiwisummer@radionz.co.nz

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.

MisteR

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.