ReCooper8: August 2020 Edition

Katie and Coops welcomed a lovely array of guests onto the show on Sunday. Local artist and musician, Jen Olson, got us all excited about the violin; we shared part 1 of a pre-recorded interview with artist and gallery owner, Harry Watson (and I’ll share the whole interview in a separate post); and a lovely … More ReCooper8: August 2020 Edition

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Music, Kokomai, Potters!

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!

Interview with Haami Te Whaiti

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

Books & Arts – Featherston’s got it covered!

Listen again to last month’s show which features interviews with Kate Mead, Director of Operations for Featherston Booktown, Jen Olson, one of the organisers of the Wairarapa Art Sale, and local artist and entrepreneur, Emma McCleary. Featherston Booktown will take place in Featherston across the weekend of 12th-14th May 2017.  Combine your passion for books with … More Books & Arts – Featherston’s got it covered!

Featherston Stories #9

Bling bling! Listen again to my interview with Featherston’s jeweller, Chris Adams, recorded in 2015.  You can find out more about Chris and his stunning work here. ReCooper8 is sponsored by The Greytown Hotel (The Top Pub) – an historic pub in the beautiful Wairarapa village of Greytown. The Greytown Hotel – the perfect place for … More Featherston Stories #9