Kiwi Summer

Friday 13 January 2012, with Sonia Sly & Lynn Freeman

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Pakistan's president has left the country suddenly for Dubai

9:08 AM. The Government of Pakistan says president Asif Ali Zardari has gone to attend a wedding, but there is speculation that he may have left to get specialist medical treatment. Either way his departure comes amid a deepening political crisis with Pakistan's powerful military and international fears of a coup.

Helping to clothe at risk Kiwi kids

9:20 AM. A Taranaki nurse Linda Cook, hopes other centres will pick up on her idea of helping to clothe Kiwi kids who are at risk of going cold this winter.

On the Radar - Scott Yorke

9:30 AM. Sonia talks with political blogger Scott Yorke.

Your summer in exactly 10 words

9:42 AM. Daily competition winners with their concise descriptions of how their summer has been, in exactly 10 words.

Pocket History - NZ stock market

9:45 AM. The history of the stock market with David Grant.

Are We There Yet? - Chew Chong, Taranaki entrepreneur

9:55 AM. One of New Zealand's first dairy factories was opened near Eltham in 1887 by Chinese entrepreneur Chew Chong.

In Conversation with Catherine Smith

10:09 AM. Catherine Smith has a mission - to get more people on bikes and out of cars.

Are We There Yet? - Sugar Loaf Islands, an ancient volcano

10:55 AM. The Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu are the remnants of an enormous volcano - the oldest in Taranaki.

Spin Cycle - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

11:06 AM. Unknown Mortal Orchestra were very briefly an unknown quantity, until the band's first track went viral. Ruban Nielson speaks candidly about the secrets to his success.

Try Something New - Toastmasters

11:29 AM. Many people are terrified at the thought of speaking in public, but Toastmasters clubs give their members the opportunity to gain confidence and practice their public speaking skills. Lynn goes along to the Wellington Professional Toastmasters Club to find out more.

09:10 News and current affairs

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09:30 On the Radar - Scott Yorke

Scott Yorke blogs at www.imperatorfish.com

09:40 Your summer in exactly 10 words

Daily competition winners with their concise descriptions of how their summer has been, in exactly 10 words.

09:55 Are We There Yet? - Chew Chong, Taranaki entrepreneur

Our road trip around New Zealand with Roadside Stories from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage.

One of New Zealand's first dairy factories was opened near Eltham in 1887 by Chinese entrepreneur Chew Chong.

10:05 In Conversation with Catherine Smith

Cyclist Catherine Smith has a mission - to get more people on bikes and out of cars.

10:30 Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke: Where the Kiwi Rhythm Calls (Part 1)

Original New Zealand songwriting in the late 1950s and early 1960s, in our history of NZ pop music.

10:55 Are We There Yet? - Sugar Loaf Islands, an ancient volcano

The Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutū are the remnants of an enormous volcano - the oldest in Taranaki.

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 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra was a one-man band that was perhaps more of an unknown quantity in that its creator had yet to find its members before the band shot to YouTube stardom. Ruban Nielson speaks candidly about the secrets to his Unknown success.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

11:30 Try Something New - Toastmasters

Many people are terrified at the thought of speaking in public, but Toastmasters clubs give their members the opportunity to gain confidence and practice their public speaking skills. Lynn goes along to the Wellington Professional Toastmasters Club to find out more.

11:55 Are We There Yet? - Iconic Mt Taranaki

At the centre of Taranaki is the dramatic volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki, named Mt Egmont in 1770 by British explorer James Cook.