Tag: Radio New Zealand National

“Made of clay and full of history” RNZ National Rural Life Podcast

"Made of clay and full of history"

Restoring two cob cottages in South Canterbury has become a labour of love for a retired Christchurch couple with lots of energy and a passion for the area.

Early settlers in at Burkes Pass made the cob walls of the cottages from clay, animal manure and chopped snow tussock. ...


“Historic building owners threaten govt over quake-strengthening” Morning Report NRZ National (Podcast)

Historic building owners threaten govt over quake-strengthening

"Owners of historic buildings in the central North Island are threatening to walk away if the Government doesn't relax tight earthquake-strengthening deadlines.And four local councils are banding together to push for changes to laws they say threaten the very heart of their town centres."


“North Island towns fight ‘destruction by legislation’ ” Checkpoint RNZ – (Online Podcast)

North Island towns fight ‘destruction by legislation’

"Central North Island towns are mounting a challenge against tougher earthquake strengthening laws, which they say threaten their historic main streets with "destruction by legislation". Rangitikei is leading the way, trying to blaze a trail for rent-poor provincial New Zealand which is facing a looming deadline where safety and economic risks collide. "



2017 General Elections- Arts Culture and Heritage: RNZ Eva Radich Interviews The Party Spokesperson

In order of being broadcast:

Political discussion: Arts, Culture and Heritage with Grant Robertson

Political discussion: Arts, culture and Heritage with TOP’s Mika Haka

Political discussion: Arts, culture and heritage with the Greens’ Barry Coates
Heritage discussed 15.28 into the interview.

Political discussion: Arts, Culture and Heritage with Maori co-leader Marama Fox

Political discussion: Arts, Culture and Heritage with National’s Maggie Barry
Heritage discussed 9.05 into the interview.

Arts, Culture and Heritage: What’s in it for you? RNZ summary of the interviews:


“On a heritage mission” Andrew Coleman C. E. H.N.Z. Interview RNZ Nine Noon Podcast

On a heritage mission

"Andrew Coleman, chief executive of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga talks to Nine to Noon about the importance of promoting the value of heritage to all Kiwis. ..."

Andrew Coleman CE  HNZ Interviewed on RNZ Nine To Noon (24 April 2017)

Samantha Owens and Michael Brown – “Beautiful Band Rotundas” Sunday Morning RNZ National Podcast

"The story of band rotundas is being told at an exhibition An Ornament to the Town-The Band Rotunda in New Zealand, at the Turnbull Gallery at the National Library of New Zealand. The exhibition is the result of years of avidly seeking out rotundas around Aotearoa by co-curators Victoria University associate professor of musicology Samantha Owens and Alexander Turnbull Library music curator Michael Brown."
Link to Sunday Morning RNZ National podcast: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201838024/samantha-owens-and-michael-brown-beautiful-band-rotundas

“Parapets and facades prioritised in revised earthquake building law” – Media Coverage

"Time to fix quake-prone buildings halved" RNZ News:

Coverage on Checkpoint RNZ National (Podcast)"
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201769054/strengthening-every-unreinforced-masonry-building-in-half-the-time (more…)

Christ Church Cathedral & Central Government- The Independent Consultant: Media Coverage

Church announces new deal for Christ Church Cathedral : The Press:
"An independent Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to negotiate plans for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral after four years of deadlock...."
" ... GCBT co-chairman Jim Anderton said the Government's move to bring in an independent consultant was "very responsible". ..."