Kiwi Summer

Wednesday 18 January 2012, with Sonia Sly & Lynn Freeman

Show notes

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.

David Sedaris10:05 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 image by Roxy Coevers
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.

Audio

Audio from Wednesday 18 January 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Born in poverty - life of poverty ( 12′ 44″ )

    09:08 Are children born into poor homes really destined for a life of poverty themselves? Research as part of a long-term study of more than 1200 Christchurch children shows that those born to parents with lower incomes are likely to grow up to have low income jobs.

  • NZ On Air documentary funding and pre-election screenings ( 12′ 18″ )

    09:22 Several complaints followed the broadcasting of a documentary about child poverty in New Zealand, which went to air on TV3 three days before last year's election. Graeme Edgler is a specialist in electoral law; and Janette Howe, the acting executive director of the Screen Directors Guild, which represents many documentary makers.

  • On the Radar - Craig Cooper ( 12′ 13″ )

    09:34 Craig Cooper is the editor of 'The Northern Advocate'.

  • Aspiring Olympian - Sara Winther ( 5′ 48″ )

    09:48 Today's Olympian is laser radial sailor - Sara Winther, who has recently been selected for New Zealand's Olympic sailing team for London 2012.

  • Are We There Yet? - The big cheese of Lichfield ( 4′ 16″ )

    09:54 The southern hemisphere's biggest cheese factory is in the small Waikato town of Lichfield.

  • In Conversation with David Sedaris ( 22′ 51″ )

    10:09 David Sedaris, 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.

  • Summer Reading - The Road ( 6′ 1″ )

    11:06 Cormac McCarthy's book 'The Road' is a favourite of listener Robynne Gardiner.

  • Spin Cycle - Miss Tattoo NZ ( 20′ 34″ )

    11:12 Sonia puts herself in Jolene Tempest's hands to find out what it takes to win the Miss Tattoo NZ crown.

  • Try Something New - Singing ( 22′ 16″ )

    11:33 Lynn gives her vocal chords a workout with the Wellington Community Choir.

  • Are We There Yet? Tirau - corrugated iron capital ( 3′ 48″ )

    11:55 A giant dog and sheep tower over the main street of Tirau, just two of a series of sculptures and buildings made from corrugated iron a common building material in New Zealand.