The Business of Happy – Incentro, Holland

Incentro is an IT solutions and digital services company based in Holland. I came across an article published by the BBC about Incentro’s 2012 re-boot from a traditional top-down firm to a business with happiness and fun at its heart.  I wanted to learn more about this incredible company where all staff are equal and … More The Business of Happy – Incentro, Holland

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Coming up on ReCooper8 this Sunday at 8pm….

On ReCooper8 this month, Lucy knits one, purls one with local encaustic artist, Nicki Stewart, whose exhibition, Remember to Remember, opens at the Aratoi on 8th August.  As Nicki describes in her publicity for the exhibition, Remember to Remember is “a co-memoration. A community knitting project knitting comforts for soldiers. Each stitch carrying a message, holding … More Coming up on ReCooper8 this Sunday at 8pm….

A slice of paradise – Okuti Garden feature

This summer we visited our friends, James and Jane Mullins, two beautiful people who own and manage the glorious Okuti Garden down in Little River, Banks Peninsula, South Island. Okuti Garden is an eco-homestay, where the emphasis is on creating “lovely spaces for creating and playing, and to provide clean, comfortable, affordable accommodation”  James and … More A slice of paradise – Okuti Garden feature

February’s ReCooper8 – film reviews, arts reviews, great music!

Tonight, the ReCooper8 family welcomes Enrico Tizzano, ReCooper8’s film reviewer all the way from London (via Skype), who will be joining us each month, weather and bandwidth permitting, with reviews of a few of the latest (and not so latest) films.  This month, Enrico talks about three of his all time favourites – The Raid:Redemption, … More February’s ReCooper8 – film reviews, arts reviews, great music!

ReCooper8’s Christmas Special, feat. author Johanna Knox

Welcome, welcome to the ReCooper8 Christmas Special blog post, to accompany the Christmas Special ReCooper8 Broadcast, beaming out to a radio near you on: Thursday 19th December @ 8pm Sunday 22nd December @ 10pm Thursday 26th December @ 8pm on Arrow FM, 92.7FM, or click listen live right here. I’ve got a great gin-infused* show … More ReCooper8’s Christmas Special, feat. author Johanna Knox

Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell

Just an Orange for Christmas: Stories from the Wairarapa is Christine Hunt Daniell’s latest book, which uses material from interviews with  ‘old- timers’ to (as the Harper Collins NZ website says) “preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history”. I had the pleasure of talking to Christine over a skype connection just after the … More Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell