On Saturday 20 October 2018, Norwegian-born artist Siv Beate Fjærestad launched her latest public art/intervention, Open Air Life (Friluftsliv), at Masterton’s The Block Party. Open Air Life is an extended nature trail through Masterton’s CBD, inviting the public to walk, look, listen, smell, sense and discover the many “hidden gems” of Masterton’s urban environment. As Siv … More Open Air Life (Friluftsliv) launches at The Block Party 2018
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
Yes, we’ve got a little behind in the posting of the blogs and podcasts! Back in May, Katie and Coops chatted with a delightful series of guests, including Bronwyn Reid, Aratoi Museum of Art and History Collections Manager; Quinn Kanaly and Noel Dockstader, directors of the superb documentary, Point of No Return; and Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero, Discovery World Coordinator at Otago … More May’s edition of ReCooper8
Well hello there! April’s edition of ReCooper8 is here for you to enjoy again and again and again! I know, what a thought! On this month’s show, Lucy and Katie chat with our Man in Space, Lee Mauger, organiser of the 2018 Space and Science Festival being hosted at Greytown School on 5 May, as … More ReCooper8, April 2018
This is an old story from 2015, when the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was very much in the news and the good people of Featherston took to the streets to peacefully protest the agreement and to raise public awareness of the issues. A ‘new-look‘ TPP (or CPTPP!) is currently on the table, and you can … More Featherston Stories #10 Protesting the TPPA
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
Before re:Invent there was this! Nothing like some back-to-front posting! Featherston Story #6.
The 3rd story in my Featherston series was so fun to do! In the dead of night (well, about 7.30pm) a group of brave gardeners took up shovels and planted for victory!
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!