Kiwi Summer

Monday 16 January 2012, with Sonia Sly & Lynn Freeman

Show notes

09:10 News and current affairs

09:30 On the Radar

Danyl McLauchlan writes at The Dim-Post.

09:40 Daily competition

09:45 Aspiring Olympians - Phillip Xiao

Phillip Xiao is training in China in pursuit of his table tennis dream.

09:55 Are We There Yet? - Mōkau, whitebait capital

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

The Mōkau River is famed as a source of whitebait -- the juvenile forms of native freshwater fish, often made into delicious fritters.

10:05 In Conversation

Chatting to New Zealanders, many of them young people who'll be the political, creative and community leaders of the future; and with other Kiwis who are doing outstanding work in their fields here and overseas.

10:30 Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke: Where the Kiwi Rhythm Calls

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

10:55 Are We There Yet? - Te Kuiti, shearing capital


Te Kūiti hosts a yearly carnival, including a 'running of the sheep' down the main street, and a shearing competition where champion shearers are put through their paces.

11:05 Summer Reading

Chris Hedges book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle is a favourite of listener Steve Raycheff.

Bianca Andrew11:10 Spin Cycle - Bianca Andrew

Sonia Sly’s interviews on arts and culture - where almost everything comes out in the wash. Bianca Andrew (right) is a rising star in New Zealand Opera - she wins us over with grace, charm and a voice to boot! 

11:30 Try Something New

Lynn joins a night class for would-be outdoor adventurers organised through Wellington High School's Community Education Centre.

11:55 Are We There Yet? - Ōtorohanga, kiwi town

Kiwi are prominent in Ōtorohanga, with three species on display at the kiwi house, and 'kiwiana' icons decorating the town.

Audio

Audio from Monday 16 January 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • How can we better protect our children? ( 12′ 38″ )

    09:08 Advocacy manager for Barnardoes New Zealand, Deborah Morris-Travers, discusses what can be done to better protect New Zealand's children.

  • More women being put in prison for violent offending ( 10′ 15″ )

    09:21 The Sunday Star Times reports that from 2009 to last year the number of female prisoners increased by 27 per cent. Social anthropologist Dr Donna Swift has been studying trends surrounding violence by women, particularly young women, which she says has been glorified as something tough and cool.

  • On the Radar - Danyl McLauchlan ( 10′ 59″ )

    09:34 Our blogger is a political animal, who dishes up a healthy serving of satire on the side. Danyl McLauchlan writes at 'dimpost.wordpress.com'.

  • Friday's competition results ( 2′ 17″ )

    09:45 Our last Kiwi summer competition was a doozy on Friday, thanks so much for your weather related similies, we were impressed!

  • Aspiring Olympians - Phillip Xiao ( 9′ 39″ )

    09:48 Phillip Xiao is training in China in pursuit of his table tennis dream.

  • In Conversation with Manu Caddie ( 21′ 59″ )

    10:08 Manu Caddie is in his first term as a Gisborne District Councillor, but he's also involved in a voluntary capacity in organisations addressing matters as wide-ranging as social services, anti-violence initiatives, cycling and housing.

  • Are We There Yet? - Te Kuiti, shearing capital ( 3′ 43″ )

    10:56 Te Kuiti hosts a yearly carnival, including a 'running of the sheep' down the main street, and a shearing competition where champion shearers are put through their paces.

  • Summer Reading - Empire of Illusion ( 3′ 43″ )

    11:07 Chris Hedges' book 'Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle' is a favourite of listener Steve Raycheff.

  • Spin Cycle - Bianca Andrew ( 19′ 54″ )

    11:11 Sonia Sly's interviews on arts and culture - where almost everything comes out in the wash. Bianca Andrew is a rising star in New Zealand Opera - she wins us over with grace, charm and a voice to boot!

  • Try Something New - Night Classes ( 20′ 23″ )

    11:34 Lynn joins a night class for would-be outdoor adventurers organised through Wellington High School.

  • Are We There Yet? - Otorohanga kiwi town ( 4′ 6″ )

    11:56 Kiwi are prominent in Otorohanga, with three species on display at the kiwi house, and 'kiwiana' icons decorating the town.