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?
Yarns in Barns is Wairarapa’s Festival of Reading, and it’s back in 2020 with an eclectic range of book-themed events held in venues across the valley. Check out this short interview with the Festival’s creative director, David Hedley, to find out what you can enjoy across the region between 8-18th October 2020.
It’s not every night you get to chat with an astronomer, a creative director and two multi-award winning photographers! Check out ReCooper8’s September edition with Under the Stars’ Becky Bateman, Yarns in Barns creative director, David Hedley, and Esther Bunning and Amber Griffin, NZIPP – the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography’s Photographer of the … More September’s edition of ReCooper8 available now!
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
Not only can you listen to ReCooper8 on radio and as a podcast, you can watch it too! Thanks to the technical wizardry of Wairarapa TV’s Toby Mills, ReCooper8 and several other Arrow FM programmes are video recorded and posted on Facebook and YouTube! So dive in! This month, Katie n Coops had the pleasure … More Sound and Vision: June’s edition of ReCooper8
Yes, we’ve got a little behind in the posting of the blogs and podcasts! Back in May, Katie and Coops chatted with a delightful series of guests, including Bronwyn Reid, Aratoi Museum of Art and History Collections Manager; Quinn Kanaly and Noel Dockstader, directors of the superb documentary, Point of No Return; and Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero, Discovery World Coordinator at Otago … More May’s edition of ReCooper8
Well hello there! April’s edition of ReCooper8 is here for you to enjoy again and again and again! I know, what a thought! On this month’s show, Lucy and Katie chat with our Man in Space, Lee Mauger, organiser of the 2018 Space and Science Festival being hosted at Greytown School on 5 May, as … More ReCooper8, April 2018
Here’s March’s episode of ReCooper8 again for your listening pleasure! In this show Katie n Coops chatted like the divas we are to Nikki King, entrepreneur, trumpet player, rock star, graphic designer, host of Arrow FM’s Nothing Personal, aaaaannnnnnnd one of the organisers behind the 2018 Talent Wairarapa; Mike Osborne and Helen Dews about the … More Marvellous March on ReCooper8!
Tune into Arrow FM 92.7 on Sunday 18 Feb 8pm – 10pm, for a fun night of chat and music with Katie and Lucy! This month K&L will be chatting to Lee Mauger, Mark Gee and Her Worship the Mayor, Viv Napier, about the Dark Skies initiative for the Wairarapa. And from 9pm we will be … More Coming up on ReCooper8 Sunday 18 Feb