This week, Sav, Mike and Pete, aka SPOKED, pedalled into Wairarapa having completed roughly half of the TA, the Tour Aotearoa. Katie and Lucy caught up with them in Parkvale, Carterton, just before they pushed on to The Top Pub in Greytown to see their family and friends for couple of days R&R. SPOKED are … More SPOKED – progress update
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
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
Catch up with ReCooper8’s October 2020 edition! … More October’s edition of the show!
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