Harry Watson is an established and well-respected artist living and working in Wairarapa. In February 2020, just before the pandemic hit Aotearoa, Harry was inspired to open his first dealer gallery, The Watson Gallery, in Masterton. Listen to this interview to find out more about the gallery and his own extraordinary work. You can find … More Interview with artist, Harry Watson
One of the smallest members of the ReCooper8 whānau is Flo Partridge, youngest daughter of host, Lucy. On Thursday 24 September, this plucky 8 year old is shaving off all her hair to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation. Here’s a short audio story about Flo’s campaign and the fabulous work CCF does. If you … More Can you support Flo’s fundraiser?
Felicity Abbott is an award winning production designer, presently based in the US. She has worked in film, television and opera, and her latest project, The Luminaries, is currently screening on TVNZ in New Zealand and the BBC in the UK. In this interview recorded with Katie and Lucy in June 2020, Felicity talks candidly … More Interview with Felicity Abbott
On tonight’s show, Coops n Katie will be chatting with Celia Wade-Brown, the Wairarapa’s Green Party Candidate; learning more about the stars with our resident astronomer Becky Bateman; and sharing part of a pre-recorded interview with Felicity Abbott, an award-winning kiwi production designer who’s most recent project, The Luminaries, is currently screening on TVNZ1 (as … More ReCooper8, the June edition
May’s episode of ReCooper8 is available now (apologies for the tardiness – it was first aired on Arrow FM at the end of May!). Many thanks to our guests Becky Bateman (Under the Stars), Jen Olson (artist extraordinaire!) and Charlotte Harding (Tea with a Slice of Life)! It was a beautiful de-brief on the COVID-19 … More May’s episode of ReCooper8 is available now!
There aren’t many things Katie and I would describe as ‘rip-snorting’, but Sunday’s show on Arrow FM 92.7 is certainly one of them! Guest after guest after guest, almost as if it was a planned and organised broadcast. Uncanny. So, pop in your earbuds and tuck in to interviews with William Connor, the writer behind … More March 2020’s edition of ReCooper8 available now!
ReCooper8 is well and truly back! In February we started up our new semi-regular slot genning up on classical music with Jen Olson (see what we did there!?); and Jane Ross from Sunset Cinema Carterton. Other stuff happened too, but you’ll have to dig in to find out! You can even watch the show here … More February 2020’s edition of ReCooper8
Here, for your listening pleasure is May 19’s podcast of the show, featuring my fabulous guests Campbell Kneale, curator and director at The Miracle Room; Holly and Zac Winterwood, founders of Winterwood Sound Immersions; and everybody’s favourite astronomer, Becky Bateman of Under the Stars Wairarapa! More fabulous that you can shake a stick at! (did … More May’s show was a corker!
I have been very fortunate to record an interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman, ahead of her two appearances at Featherston Booktown 2019. In this chat, Dame Fiona talks about her progression as a writer, her love of the short story form, the state of gender equality, and what you can expect if … More Interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman
On Saturday 20 October 2018, Norwegian-born artist Siv Beate Fjærestad launched her latest public art/intervention, Open Air Life (Friluftsliv), at Masterton’s The Block Party. Open Air Life is an extended nature trail through Masterton’s CBD, inviting the public to walk, look, listen, smell, sense and discover the many “hidden gems” of Masterton’s urban environment. As Siv … More Open Air Life (Friluftsliv) launches at The Block Party 2018