Kiwi Summer for Wednesday 18 January 2012
09:10 News and current affairs
09:30 On the Radar- Craig Cooper
Editor of the newspaper The Northern Advocate.
09:45 Aspiring Olympians - Sara Winther
Laser radial sailor who has recently been selected for New Zealand's sailing team for London 2012.
09:55 Are We There Yet? - The big cheese of Lichfield
Our road trip around New Zealand with Roadside Stories from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage.
The southern hemisphere's biggest cheese factory is in the small Waikato town of Lichfield.
10:05 In Conversation - David Sedaris
David Sedaris (right), who has been described as America's finest living humourist, is coming to New Zealand. He talks about why he is happy to share his embarrassing moments with millions of people around the world.
10:30 Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke
Chris Bourke enters the world of musical comedy and cabaret that New Zealand nightclubs offered in the early 1960s.
10:55 Are We There Yet? - Island romance in Lake Rotorua
Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua is the setting for the well-known Māori love story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, who kept their relationship a secret because of family disapproval.
11:05 Summer Reading
Robynne Gardiner with her summer reading suggestions: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.
11:10 Spin Cycle: more secrets, lies and tall tales...
Sonia puts herself in Jolene Tempest's hands to find out what it takes to win the Miss Tattoo NZ crown.
Jolene Tempest, Miss Tattoo NZ 2011. Image by Roxy Coevers.
11:30 Try Something New
Lynn gives her vocal chords a workout with the Wellington Community Choir.
11:55 Are We There Yet? - Tirau - corrugated iron capital
A giant dog and sheep tower over the main street of Tīrau, just two of a series of sculptures and buildings made from corrugated iron -- a common building material in New Zealand.