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When Good Apples Go Bad: Lucy Orbell finds out about the ethos that drives communal gardeners, how they get their goods, how they divvy them up and what happens if someone's not tending to their patch.
Ninety Mile Beach: Jenny Macintyre takes the magical mystery tour with guide Huinga Mete.
Tne Buck Stops Here: Mid-Canterbury horse trainer Steve Houston breaks in horses and runs clinics for owners experiencing problems with unruly animals.
Sailing Solo: A courageous group of sailors based at Auckland’s Westhaven Marina belong to a club called SailAbility, and with a fun and capable coach, Gary Corkin many of them who never thought they’d do anything independently are out there sailing on their own and loving it.
A Rather Lovely Odd Poppy: Mike Ward doesn’t just make lovely things. He’s an adventurer, an artist, an author and hopes to become a Mayor.
The great WOOFYT discovery: That’s short for Wooden Octave of Organ Pipes for Young Technologists. Educator and organist Roy Tankersley has built a WOOFYT out of bits of wood and drain pipes.
Mistletoe Bay: Rich in history and natural beauty, Mistletoe Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound is being transformed by a community determined to maintain it as a unique public facility.
Kia Kaha Ra - The Maori Side of Michael Campbell: Winning the US golf open in 2005 catapulted Michael Campbell to stardom and changed his life. But he has never lost his close connection with whanau and whakapapa.
Up at Grammar Farm: David Steemson spends a morning with a class of boys and girls who’re putting into practice on the farm what they learn in theory in the classroom.
SOL Square and Lordship Lane: Dave Henderson is best known for his battle with the IRD, and as the subject of the new South Pacific Pictures release We’re Here to Help but his latest passion is for sustainable urban renewal.
A Café With Altitude: The café at the summit of the hill road between Featherston and Upper Hutt may soon be no more, but the owners are fighting back.
Sapna Samant talks to the three women about their life, the land, caring for the environment, community building, Christian spirituality and why women need a place and space of their own, as she spends time at the Waihoihoi Lodge.
Deborah Nation joins ecologists Bruce Thomas and Rowley Taylor on an excursion out of Doubtful Sound to various islands in South West Fiordland.
WHOA: Wild Horses of Aotearoa is an organisation which helps teenagers with problems involving trust and confidence.
Sacha the Dog Catcher: Sacha Keltie is an animal control officer in Auckland City. She’s one of a dozen out and about 24/7.
Rescue in the Rubble: Urban Search and Rescuers (USAR) put their dogs and themselves through their paces during a simulated disaster in a derelict building which contains buried ‘victims’ trapped when the structure collapsed.
Candy For A Cause: Sapna Samant hangs out with Les Presling at the Devonport Fire Station while he oversees the first shoot of the 2008 Firefighters’ calendar.
Kiorana Porongahau: Cook Islanders Sophie Ngati Ka Ou and Leone Ta Okia recall working and living with Tom and Margeret Hope, on a farm at Porangahau, in Southern Hawkes Bay in the 1940s and 50s.
Sleet on the Silverbeet: Jack Perkins and anthropologist Katie Miller sample the produce and the people at Wellington's inner-city fruit and vege market.
Recollections and Recordings: For twenty-five years Phyll Moore was in charge of her very own international club… the Silver Fern Tape Recording Club.
Wallingford Family Folklore: The current owners of the historic Wallingford Homestead share their memories of life at Wallingford over lunch in the grand dining room.
A Feast of Fools: Organised as a fund-raiser by Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels, fools, minstrels, jugglers, and even a donkey, celebrate the mid-winter solstice medieval style.
Sawyer’s Music: As a boy growing up in England, Alan Pitts fell in love with the saw as a musical instrument when he first heard one on the radio.
Sam's River: The Hurunui in North Canterbury, which runs from the Southern Alps to the sea, is the source of legend, artistic inspiration, livelihood and sport. It was also the source of inspiration for Sam Mahon’s book, The Water Theives (Longacre).
Friends of Tabletop Island: Mana Island was shaped, as legend has it, by the belly of an over-exuberant taniwha in a failed attempt to fly. While the regeneration of the island is the subject of a 100-year plan, the island is already abuzz with wildlife.
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