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

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

Remember to Remember… now showing at the Anzac Hall

Back in July this year, ReCooper8 bounded off to meet Greytown based artist Nicki Stewart to talk about her exhibition, Remember to Remember.  The Anzac Hall in Featherston is now hosting Nicki’s exhibition till 7th December, so get on down there!  If you would like to hear from Nicki about how this fascinating and moving exhibition was … More Remember to Remember… now showing at the Anzac Hall

Rethinking Featherston #2

Following on from their successful engagement and consultation with the people of Featherston, the Victoria University School of Landscape Architecture students are back! And this time with dozens of beautifully crafted ideas for the spaces and places of Featherston, Wairarapa! I, along with many other locals, turned up to the Re:Invent Exhibition the Anzac Hall … More Rethinking Featherston #2