It was a huge privilege to talk with published poet, author and singer-songwriter Hinemoana Baker a few weeks back, ahead of her appearance at Wairarapa Word, the open mic space for budding authors, whatever your genre! You can hear my interview with Hinemoana again here, but I’d urge you to head along to Tarragon Cafe, … More Hinemoana Baker – listen again
I’m in the process of teeing up an interview with Reiner Schoenbrunn, a resident of Featherston who has several claims to fame, one of them being that he wrote The New Zealand Morris Minor Story, considered to be the authority on the car in this country. The interview will be focussing on his work about that particular … More I like driving in my car!
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
In May, ReCooper8 checked in with Anne Taylor for the show’s inaugural arts review, and then we talked tuft with Michelle Sandford (oh, what a terrible pun!), local crafter and carpet maker! You can check those interviews out here, just click on the sound files below. Many thanks to Anne and Michelle for their time! … More Talking ‘tuft’ with Michelle Sandford, and art with Anne Taylor… that was ReCooper8 in May!
ReCooper8 airs this month on 92.7FM or http://www.arrowfm.co.nz on Thursday 16th May @ 8pm Sunday 19th May @ 10pm Thursday 23rd May @ 8pm I’ve just asked my friend Lucy and my husband Jez what they think the Tufty Club is. My husband said, “It’s a sex thing, isn’t it?”. Raised eyebrow. Lucy expressed a … More May Day! May Day! This month’s ReCooper8