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
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
The Kokomai Festival is nearly upon us, so a great time to remind you that you can tune in to all the latest news and views about the Festival on 92.7FM (or click ‘listen live’ at Arrow FM) on Mondays at 1pm and again on Thursdays at 7pm. You can also follow the Kokomai Festival … More The Kokomai Festival… ways to listen
Top Writers in the Wairarapa Wairarapa Word, a literary event free and open to the public, announces its line-up for the rest of 2013: Anne Taylor, L E Scott, and Hinemoana Baker. Come along for a free afternoon on the first Sunday at 3pm at Almo’s Books, 42 High Street, Carterton. Anne Taylor, painter and … More Press Release: Wairarapa Word announces its line-up for the rest of 2013
Tune into 92.7FM this Thursday, 19th September, and catch up with some great local content from the South Wai! We’ve got a great new monthly show aimed at mums with young children brought to you by Tiff North, Plunket’s Community Support Liaison Officer for the Wairarapa. The show’s title, Cold Tea and Laundry Piles, reflects the … More Lots to look forward to on Arrow FM, 92.7FM!
Here’s a press release from local poet and organiser of this year’s events for National Poetry Day, Madeleine Slavick. I hope you will support this fantastic event, which is bringing local, homegrown poetry to the people: 16 Wairarapa writers in “16” for National Poetry Day, August 16 Sixteen Wairarapa writers from Cape Palliser to Pahiatua … More 16 Wairarapa writers in “16” for National Poetry Day, August 16
I had the privilege of recording July’s edition of Southern Exposure live(ish) and direct(ish) from Weymouth, Dorset, the other week for Arrow FM. Southern Exposure is the Featherston Community Centre’s monthly programme, bringing listeners news of what’s on at our Centre and in the wider Featherston and South Wairarapa Community. This month, I took the … More Communities, near and far