The Featherston Community Centre is a vibrant place, none more so than when Rona Huggins’ Ukelele Group are in the house! As a feature for the Centre’s radio programme, Southern Exposure, I went along to hear Rona and friends play! You can listen again here. If you live in Featherston and would like to take … More Featherston’s Ukelele Orchestra
Students from the School of Landscape Architecture at the Victoria University are working in partnership with the community of Featherston, the Community Board and South Wairarapa District Council to develop design scenarios and site-specific design solutions for our town which reflect our community’s desires and are practical and affordable. On 17th July 2014, nearly 100 local Featherston … More Rethinking Featherston
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
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!
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