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Finding somewhere to live in Christchurch has become a challenge - not just for workers helping with the rebuild - but also for some of the city's youth who have limited prospects. (11′16″)
The ancient art of didgeridoo-making gets a revamp, courtesy of Grant Lewis of Golden Bay. (11′14″)
Katy Gosset with a story about a man who lost his home and livelihood in the February quake and who is gradually piecing his life back together. (11′24″)
Sage Forest visits the Piano Man, Bill Wallis, in Golden Bay for a look and a listen to the state of the art Live Performance LX Model player - the only one in the country. (10′56″)
A visit to Christchurch proved a surreal step back in time for one of the country's top comedians. Rhys Darby met his wife and performed his first stand up routine in the now quake-ravaged Christchurch CBD. (11′16″)
There are no boundaries in the air, but people come from all over the world to jump out of planes, helicopters and balloons, at a Boogie. Pudding Hill drop zone in Methven hosted the Southern Summer Jam Boogie. The airfield has not only the longest skydiving business, but also the only school in the world. Sage Forest drops in for advice on what to do if your chute fails, and what to wear on jump 100. (11′14″)
A talented young rock band by the name of Aftershock is hoping to make its mark at the upcoming Smoke Free RockQuest - as part of the People's Choice competition. Katy Gosset, drops in on a rehearsal. (10′52″)
Sage Forest takes her taste for the single malt whisky to a boutique distillery in Takaka. (11′31″)
Katy Gosset reports from the Christchurch suburb of Sydenham, where bare spaces and tagged walls are giving way to some large-scale murals by local graffiti artists. One of them, Wongi Wilson, was raised in Sydenham and is eager to give back to his local community. But, as he tells Katy, the fight to get recognition for graffiti art continues. (11′14″)
It's a part of our rural Kiwi culture - hunting. It keeps pests down, puts food on the table and tends to run in the family. Sage Forest heads out to the Upper Takaka Country Club annual pig hunt. (11′18″)
Christchurch is welcoming young people back to its city centre with the launch of a new Youth Hub. A series of buildings along Barbadoes Street now house youth agencies, a health centre devoted to young people and a weekend youth market. (10′59″)
Sage Forest with a story about the karearea, or New Zealand falcon, that are threatened by predators and habitat loss. There are thought to be only 4000 pairs left in the wild, making them rarer than kiwi. (11′48″)
The Book Discussion Scheme is a not-for-profit organisation that supplies book clubs, and its just signed up its 1000th group. Our Christchurch correspondent, Katy Gosset, visited the scheme and also dropped in on one of its long running book groups. (10′50″)
Christchurch Hospital has just celebrated its 150th anniversary. The major medical facility is in the heart of the city, beside Hagley Park, and played a key role in the February earthquake, treating the many who were seriously injured. Christchurch correspondent Katy Gosset discovers the hospital faces its own quake-related challenges as it plans for the future. (10′42″)
'HANDS' is New Zealand's longest-standing non-dollar trading scheme. At the Winter Market in Takaka, Sage Forest enters into the spirit of this vibrant local economy. (11′36″)
To Christchurch now, where the people most affected by the region's earthquakes are getting a chance to tell their stories to a wider audience. (10′41″)
Sage Forest ventures into the cave of the Opihi Taniwha and learns about the South Island Maori Rock Art Project. (10′28″)
How easy is it to run a business when its surrounded by empty lots and construction work ? Katy Gosset paid a visit to find out. (8′55″)
It's a steep climb from Riwaka to the top of Takaka Hill, and an even steeper climb from Golden Bay. But at the top of the hill popularly known as Marble Mountain, is Canaan Downs - a magical spot that's been a site for dance parties for decades. Luminate Festival is not strictly a dance party though - it strives to have minimal environmental impact and build a sense of community through music and knowledge sharing. (11′38″)
Sage Forest is in the thick of wine-land - the Wairau Valley, at the last block of grapes to be harvested by Patriarch Wines, with vineyard manager Hudson Steele. (10′54″)
Tales of life in Te Waipounamu.
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