This weekend, I had the privilege of interviewing Christine Eliseev, who lives in Carterton with her husband, Vlad, and their kids. Vlad’s mum, Lyubov (which means love, aroha, in Russian) is trapped in the Ukraine city of Kharkiv. Lyubov has been bombed out of her apartment and is now staying with friends of friends. Vlad … More Interview with Christine Eliseev
Welcome to May’s edition of ReCooper8! This month, Coops and Katie chatted to nomadic star-gazer extraordinaire Becky Bateman of Under the Stars to find out what we can see in our skies above this month, and all the delightful happenings at Aratoi; the indefatigable Jane Ross about the upcoming Wairarapa Film Festival; Nikki King about … More May’s edition of ReCooper8
I was lucky enough to catch up with Peter Murray, president of the Wairarapa Railway Modeller’s Society, ahead of the Society’s show in May at Carterton Events Centre. The show sounds fantastic, and you can buy tickets here. Thank you Peter for your time! And see you at the show!
Oh, didn’t we have fun! Thank you to Jen Olson for the music appreciation, to Kathy Bartlett for the art, sex ed awareness and all round sass, to Nikki King for the muscles, the fitness inspo, and of course the Talent Wairarapa intel, and to Peter Murray for the lowdown on the upcoming model train … More April’s show available now!
Throughout February 2021, the Miracle Room in Featherston will host Carterton-based artist, Rosalie Jurczenko, and her beautiful exhibition, Seen/Unseen. I caught up with Rosalie and gallery owner, Campbell Kneale, to talk about the exhibition and the wonder that is the Miracle Room. My sincere thanks to Rosalie and Campbell for sharing their time with me. … More Interview with artist Rosalie Jurczenko
Katie and Coops started 2021 with a bang with some fabulous guests! We drank wine with vino-entrepreneur Richie Ferguson from Down to Find Wines; chatted night skies with Friend of the Show and stargazer par excellance Becky Bateman; got to know COVID-refugee, photographer and podcaster Carmel Jane; and rounding off the show nicely, talking up … More Happy New Year! Jan’s edition of ReCooper8
Not as tardy as November’s show, but still… anyway, we are here now with December’s offering. Katie and Coops had the pleasure to explore music appreciation in our semi-regular feature with the wonderful Jen Olson; the boys from SPOKED and Jane Cooper from Alexia Wines! It was a biggy! (Please note: We had a couple … More December 2020’s edition of ReCooper8
Check out November 2020’s show … More November 2020’s episode
On 14th November at 3pm at Featherston’s beautiful Anzac Hall, Annabel Langbein, Aotearoa’s most popular cookbook author, will be in conversation with Wellington based journalist and food critic David Cohen about her new memoir “Bella: My Life In Food“. The event is part of Featherston Booktown’s Words in November. Before and after An Afternoon with … More Featherston Booktown: Words in November with Annabel Langbein
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