I have been very fortunate to record an interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman, ahead of her two appearances at Featherston Booktown 2019. In this chat, Dame Fiona talks about her progression as a writer, her love of the short story form, the state of gender equality, and what you can expect if … More Interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman
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
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!
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
After my lovely chat with Siv and Kara on ReCooper8 the other night, it struck me that over the last few years I’ve covered quite a lot of stories from Featherston. So, over the next few days, I’ll be re-releasing some my favourites, starting today with Rethinking Featherston. First aired in November 2014, this piece is … More Featherston Stories #2
On Sunday 19th March it was my pleasure to chat with Kara Pennington and Siv Fjaerestad, two power houses of community action in Featherston. They came in to talk about (amongst a heap of other things!) Featherston’s new community development venture, Fab Feathy, and the Community Potluck dinner that will be happening at the Anzac … More An Interview with Fab Feathy!
Lucy interviews Alex Cruickshank, writer, geek (self-confessed) and collector of 1980s computer technology. … More Episode 1 – Thank you Mr President. No, really…
Quick chats with the good people of Martinborough, New Zealand, about their earliest audio and radio memories. … More Episode 3 – Martinborough’s Earliest Radio Memories
Coming up on Arrow FM, 92.7FM this Sunday (17th) on ReCooper8 is my interview with Thross Paradise, Greytown-based singer song writer who has gone from anarchist to arborist and a lot more in between! For those who can’t wait till Sunday, here’s the whole show!
Me and the kids joined the #TPPANoWay march in Featherston on Saturday 15th August, one of the dozens of marches planned across the country during TPPA Action Week (8th – 15th August 2015). I took along the recorder on the off chance I could capture some audio at the same time as attending to Isla … More An Every Person’s Guide to the TPPA & What Folk in Featherston Think About It!