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Weekdays from Monday 26 December 2011 to Friday 20 January 2012, 9am - Midday
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.
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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. (13′50″)
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. (6′17″)
Gordon Campbell is a political writer/blogger for the news website scoop.co.nz and writer of scoop's monthly online magazine 'Werewolf'. (11′06″)
Javelin thrower Stuart Farquahar joins the programme to talk about his hope and aspirations for London. (7′58″)
We visit the Wiakato town of Cambridge. (4′32″)
Some of what you've had to say about what's on the programme today. (2′53″)
Some more of what you've had to say about the programme today. (1′51″)
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. (21′51″)
We visit Karapiro on the Waikato. (3′36″)
More of what you've had to say today. (45″)
Liesa Renwick's been indulging in Georgian English literature with Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice. (5′17″)
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. (19′20″)
Lynn Freeman visits the Karori Bridge Club in Wellington to find out what makes this former parlour game such an addiction for so many. (24′53″)
And a final word on the potential for smoke free public spaces. (37″)
Produced by Charlotte Graham and Sonia Sly
Kiwi summers are all about adventure and discovery, and Kiwi Summer with Sonia Sly and Lynn Freeman takes you on a journey to every corner of New Zealand. We encourage you to try new things, keep you up to date on what's happening throughout the country, and profile adventurous sorts who are doing great things in their own communities, in sport, and in arts and culture.
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