Throughout February 2021, the Miracle Room in Featherston will host Carterton-based artist, Rosalie Jurczenko, and her beautiful exhibition, Seen/Unseen. I caught up with Rosalie and gallery owner, Campbell Kneale, to talk about the exhibition and the wonder that is the Miracle Room. My sincere thanks to Rosalie and Campbell for sharing their time with me. … More Interview with artist Rosalie Jurczenko
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!
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
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
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
This isn’t as vintage as some of my other pieces as part of my Featherston Revival (it was first published in November 2016), but the subject matter certainly is – vintage computers! Listen again to local writer, Alex Cruickshank, about his fascinating collection of old computers that have given him at least 20 ways to … More Featherston Stories #8
In July 2014, Nicki Stewart, local encaustic artist, was preparing for her acclaimed show, Remember to Remember. I caught up with her in her studio to talk about the inspiration for the show and its challenges – it involved coordinating the work of dozens of local knitters! We also talk about Nicki’s love of working … More Featherston Stories #7 Nicki Stewart
Before re:Invent there was this! Nothing like some back-to-front posting! Featherston Story #6.
My friend, Jen Olson, is one helluva woman! She can paint, draw, play the piano and the cello, and is one of the nicest, kindest women I know. And she lives in Featherston, so I can include her in my Featherston Stories Series! This piece was recorded and aired a few years ago now, and … More Featherston Stories #5