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
Here, for your listening pleasure is May 19’s podcast of the show, featuring my fabulous guests Campbell Kneale, curator and director at The Miracle Room; Holly and Zac Winterwood, founders of Winterwood Sound Immersions; and everybody’s favourite astronomer, Becky Bateman of Under the Stars Wairarapa! More fabulous that you can shake a stick at! (did … More May’s show was a corker!
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!
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
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!
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
I’ve been out and about a bit with my mobile recorder snaffling lots of lovely audio and then wrangling it into these two pieces. The first is an interview with the gorgeous ladies of the Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers, who meet regularly at the Wool Shed in Masterton, the National Museum of Sheep and Shearing. … More Spinners, Weavers and Rugby Players!
Coming up on tonight’s ReCooper8, Featherson Jeweller, Chris Adams… … More On tonight’s ReCooper8, Featherston Jeweller, Chris Adams