Can you support Flo’s fundraiser?

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?

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ReCooper8, the June edition

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!

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!

March 2020’s edition of ReCooper8 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!

Interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman

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

Open Air Life (Friluftsliv) launches at The Block Party 2018

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

October’s Edition of ReCooper8 is available now!

On this month’s show Coops n Katie chatted with Felicity Abbott, production designer on films such as Upgrade and the rather gorgeous Ladies in Black; and Peter Biggs, spokesperson for Featherston Booktown, which has recently become a full member of the International Organisation of Booktowns! We also played a pre-recorded interview with Jade Waetford, Chair … More October’s Edition of ReCooper8 is available now!