Back in December ’17, Lucy and Katie dedicated the show to the topic of menopause, and damn was it a fine two hours! And you can listen again here, via iTunes or from Arrow 92.7FM. The show starts with a chat with Professor Bev Lawton from the Wellington Menopause Clinic, followed by Jen Olson, a Wairarapa based … More Is it me, or is it hot in here?
November’s edition of ReCooper8 is hot off the…. digital recorder! Featuring Louise Proudfoot, talking about her play, Desperate Huttwives, playing at Hutt Old Boys Marist Club Rooms in Lower Hutt and the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington this December (dir. Geraldine Brophy); Gerry Paul, Kiwi musician, writer, producer and co-founder of Coastella Music Festival, which is … More Summer, summer, summertime!
Here at last is the third and final morsel of September’s bumper edition of ReCooper8! In this section, Holly and Zac Winterwood talk about their stunning new work, Paeakau The Opera, which has been especially commissioned for this year’s Kokomai Creative Festival and will debut on Saturday 15 October at Aratoi Museum. If you live … More Paeakau The Opera and Andrew Laking
Sam Ludden (Dirty Fingers Pottery Studio) and Lisa Donaldson joined Katie and Lucy in the ReCooper8 studio to talk about their work, their art and their beautiful Kokomai Creative Festival mugs! This interview was part of September’s edition of ReCooper8, first broadcast on Arrow FM, 92.7, the Wairarapa’s Community Access Radio Station. You can hear … More Hanging with the Kokomai Potters
29 September marks the start of the inaugural Martinborough Music Festival. Brendan Smyth, one of the organisers, popped into the studio for a chat! ReCooper8 is bought to you by The Greytown Hotel, aka The Top Pub, the best pub in New Zealand! Thank you Ursula and Tony for your support!
ReCooper8 is ringing the changes, and it starts here, now. From this month, ReCooper8 is biggerer and betterer! Katie Abbott will be co-hosting the show with Lucy from September, bringing her sharp wit, warm style and enviable knowledge of New Zealand music through the ages. So, here’s our first radio-thon, all 2 hours and 15mins … More Music, Kokomai, Potters!
A couple of years ago now, I interviewed the Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers Guild as they met at The Wool Shed, New Zealand’s National Museum of Sheep and Shearing (but of course!) What a lovely, generous bunch of folk they were, sharing stories of their love and passion for the art and craft of spinning, … More Turn it up, let it spin!
The Cooper-Partridge whānau have house-swapped with friends to spend half the school holidays in Great Lake Taupō. Some of my Taupō pals have given us some hints and tips about what to do, where to go and how to spend our time in this stunning part of Aotearoa New Zealand. Here’s my list so far, … More Great Lake Taupō – ask the locals!
Waaaaay back in 2015 I had the singular pleasure of interviewing artist Kathy Bartlett. Kathy exhibited during the 2015 Kokomai Festival, and is in a joint show with Megan Campbell and Janie Nott at Ventana Creative Collective later this month. So, what better time to refresh our memories on what a top guest, top artist, … More Interview with the Very Social Kathy Bartlett!
It was a privilege to be guided through Aratoi’s latest major exhibition, Te Marae o Rongotaketake – Redressing our Kahungunu History, by Haami Te Whaiti, Aratoi’s Māori Curator and the concept developer for the exhibition. This is a stunning exhibition, guiding the visitor through the environmental, cultural, historical and political landscape of Ngati Kahungunu with over 200 historical … More Interview with Haami Te Whaiti