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Locomotive engineers talk to Katy Gosset about fatalities, close calls and how KiwiRail's trauma response programme is helping.
Earlier this year, high profile local and international artists converged on Napier to paint inner city walls with a message about the importance of marine conservation issues.
A special reunion when descendants of Italians from the island of Stromboli gathered in their childhood home, Wellington's Island Bay, to celebrate their culture and history.
The Takatāpui community remembers a transgender colleague. Any week on a Tuesday night at an Auckland marae you'll hear members of the kapa haka group Ahakoa te Aha singing for their dead sister Natasha Allen Hohepa. Co Founder of the group is Jade...
Spectrum producer Justin Gregory spends one week aboard a tall ship, sailing from Auckland to the Bay of Islands in the company of 22 American college students.
A business with heart
Frankentein's lover, pan-sexuality, torture devices and animal rights provide unexpected inspiration and stories behind the work of emerging designers who have been selected to show their collections at Dunedin iD Fashion Week 2016. In this Spectrum...
Kava drinking is a custom commonly practised in Pacific countries such as Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu. But the narcotic drink doesn't always mix with modern-day activities like driving - and its increased consumption by followers of teetotal religions is...
A blind Catholic chorister's visit to London
Digging up secrets of New Zealand's first commercial shipyard.
For thirty years Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust has been helping artists of Pacific heritage to navigate the tricky waters of the art world. To celebrate, they are holding a large-scale exhibition and throwing themselves a party. Justin...
Spectrum heads to hospital to see the country's clown doctors at work, ahead of a planned expansion. They've been using laughter to engage with older patients and now they're keen to spread the word. From March, the Clown Doctors New Zealand...
There are thousands of songs written about it and poets and artists the world over have found some of their greatest inspiration from it. Yes, we're talking about love. But today, finding love is a game that comes with a raft of complicated, and...
Schools in Porirua are tackling high rates of rheumatic fever by teaching their students healthy habits from the start.
How Prisoners are being prepared for their release.
Caver Neil Silverwood is a man with a dream. He wants to find the missing connection between the West Coast's Fox River caves and a nearby system ominously-named Armageddon. If he can make it happen, Neil believes it will be one of the best caving...
Just three years before his podium finish at the Crankworx mountain bike festival in Whistler, Canada, Jamie Nicoll was trapped in a harness engulfed in flames on the side of a ravine in remote Patagonia.
A colourful portrait of Blackball, told from the vantage point of 1975 - four years after the government closed The Paparoa Mine at Roa. With the great days of coal gone, the inhabitants of this West Coast settlement were told to leave and let the...
Spectrum for 10 January 2016 (A Workin' On The Whalin' O - Part 2) Dan Bergin sings of his life as a whaler working out of Great Barrier Island in the 1950s and recalls his work as a deer-culler and bushman.
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