Interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman

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

Summer, summer, summertime!

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!

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

Featherston Stories #2

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