Thursday 19 January 2012, with Sonia Sly & Lynn Freeman
09:10 News and current affairs
09:30 On the Radar
09:45 Aspiring Olympians
Javelin thrower Stuart Farquahar.
09:55 Are We There Yet? - Maungatautari
Our road trip around New Zealand with Roadside Stories from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage.
Maungatautari is an ancient volcano which dominates the central Waikato basin.
10:05 In Conversation - Joseph Cornell
James Cornell is in New Zealand to address the NZ association for Environmental Education biennial conference in Hamilton where his topic is changing course for a sustainable world.
10:30 Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke
Beat Groups, Bobby Soxers and Bohemians.
10:55 Are We There Yet? - Lake Karapiro
Today a world-class rowing venue, Lake Karapiro was created in 1947 when the Karapiro hydroelectric dam was completed on the Waikato River.
11:05 Summer Reading
Listeners favourite books.
11:10 Spin Cycle
Gisborne sisters Cate King and Sarah Busby are two savvy girls who can walk the walk... and they'll go for miles! That's because they're the designers of WhyWho shoes created with the busy, modern-day girl in mind. Sonia Sly finds out what it's like to walk in their shoes.
Sisters Cate King and Sarah Busby.
11:30 Try Something New
Lynn tries her hand at bridge at the Karori Bridge Club.
11:55 Are We There Yet? Equine stars of Cambridge
The thoroughbred studs around Cambridge have produced many champion horses, which are celebrated in a series of mosaics in the town's pavements.
Audio from Thursday 19 January 2012
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Smokefree public spaces in Auckland ( 13′ 50″ )
09:09 Auckland's council is drafting its plan for the supercity and various health boards are urging that the blueprint include some smokefree initiatives like smokefree public spaces. We hear arguments for and against the idea.
09:25 Taranaki-based energy analyst Len Houwer believes the success of the new deal between Methanex New Zealand Ltd and Todd Energy is entirely contingent upon the consortium actually drilling for and supplying the gas, and this is not guaranteed.
On the Radar - Gordon Campbell ( 11′ 6″ )
09:30 Gordon Campbell is a political writer/blogger for the news website scoop.co.nz and writer of scoop's monthly online magazine 'Werewolf'.
Aspiring Olympians - Stuart Farquahar ( 7′ 58″ )
09:45 Javelin thrower Stuart Farquahar joins the programme to talk about his hope and aspirations for London.
Are We There Yet? - Cambridge ( 4′ 32″ )
09:52 We visit the Wiakato town of Cambridge.
Listener Feedback ( 2′ 53″ )
09:57 Some of what you've had to say about what's on the programme today.
Listener Feedback ( 1′ 51″ )
10:06 Some more of what you've had to say about the programme today.
In Conversation with Joseph Cornell ( 21′ 51″ )
10:08 Lynn speaks with world renowned nature educator Joseph Cornell who is in New Zealand to address the NZ Association for Environmental Education biennial conference in Hamilton where his topic is changing course for a sustainable world.
Are We There Yet? - Karapiro ( 3′ 36″ )
10:53 We visit Karapiro on the Waikato.
Listener Feedback ( 45″ )
10:57 More of what you've had to say today.
Summer Reading - Pride and Prejudice ( 5′ 17″ )
11:05 Liesa Renwick's been indulging in Georgian English literature with Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice.
Spin Cycle - WhyWho Shoes ( 19′ 20″ )
11:10 Sonia speaks with Gisborne sisters Cate King and Sarah Busby and finds out what it's like to walk in their shoes, both figuratively and literally.
Try Something New - Bridge ( 24′ 53″ )
11:30 Lynn Freeman visits the Karori Bridge Club in Wellington to find out what makes this former parlour game such an addiction for so many.
Listener Feedback ( 37″ )
11:59 And a final word on the potential for smoke free public spaces.