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During Afternoons with Jim Mora on Thursdays at approximately 3:30pm.
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Solar-powered and electric vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, prices and functionality, but they could be the transport of the future. (10′54″)
Katy Gosset reports from the Christchurch air traffic centre, which helps to control NZ's 30 million square kilometres of controlled airspace. (15′17″)
Sage Forest visits Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club at Rangiora Airfield to talk to some chaps in the ultimate Men's Shed. (12′12″)
Katy Gosset meets some seasoned musicans who have their own symphony orchestra. Members of the Risingholme Orchestra range in age from 35 to 93 with many of the principal players in their eighties. (13′36″)
What do Madonna, Winston Churchill and Boris Carloff have in common? A love of fencing. It seems you're never too old to pick up the sport, as Sage Forest discovers when she attends a serious training session in Christchurch. (11′45″)
Katy Gosset drops in on the local musician and Rockshop entrepreneur, Brett Wells. Brett started out in a covers band, but turned his passion for music into a profitable business, helping to make the Rockshop a nationwide chain. As the shop's founders celebrate 25-years in the business, Brett tells Katy how they've kept their roots - and what songs not to play in a music store. (14′28″)
Medicine man Michael McCammon has a passion for his work with healing herbs, but there are new regulations afoot for traditional 'natural' medicines. (10′27″)
Don Tappin manufactures clocks and exports them around the globe. More recently, he's brought the world of clocks to Christchurch, showcasing a selection of rare and international time pieces at his Old Timers Clock Museum. (12′29″)
Sage Forest takes a bit of aluminium and her Nana's old brass golf-club head to Sims Pacific Metals, the country's biggest metal recycler, to see what she can get for it, and meets the metal-munching monster making a new metal mountain from cars and whiteware. (10′13″)
Katy Gosset gets on the track with Christchurch city's Roller Derby girls. (14′42″)
Crocodiles have been spotted in New Brighton in Christchurch recently, but don't worry, the pirates have them well under control. (10′55″)
The South Island iwi, Ngai Tahu, is getting tough on smoking as it considers making its Kaikoura marae smoke-free. (14′23″)
Katy Gosset visits the now vibrant Christchurch suburb of Addington which has been transformed into a substitute CBD. (14′14″)
Katy Gosset visits a small boutique in Christchurch where members of the local Russian community can find their favourite delicacies. (11′54″)
Some hobbies can become obsessions, and that's what country music is to Barry Skinner. He opened the Hector Country Music Museum in 2002. It's chocka-block full of memorabillia and music and fortunately turns a dollar or two. Sage Forest went to the museum for a tour, and was treated to scones and live music. (10′55″)
The concept of a 'Men's Shed' is aimed at providing a place where men can both socialise and work on projects in a shed-like setting. (12′27″)
Eight thousand Pacific Islanders are allowed to work in New Zealand's horticultural sector every year, through the Recommended Seasonal Employers scheme. And most of those workers come from Vanuatu. (11′31″)
For some the game of Housie merely offers a night out and a chance to socialise, but for Craig Butterfield it plays an important role in both his private and professional lives. Katy Gosset meets a man who has Housie in his blood. (13′00″)
At a Rural Education Activities Programme in Wairau Valley in Marlborough; Sage Forest finds a fascination for artfully cleaving carcasses, and a small community making the most of a chance to come together. (10′14″)
A programme run by the Canterbury District Health Board aims to teach nutrition and cooking skills to older residents on a budget. As Katy Gosset has found, the project has opened the door to a whole new world of food for some participants. (13′06″)
Tales of life in Te Waipounamu.
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