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Auckland Stories (RNZ)

RNZ New Zealand

Short form documentaries about life in the Auckland region.

Short form documentaries about life in the Auckland region.
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Location:

Auckland, New Zealand

Description:

Short form documentaries about life in the Auckland region.

Language:

English


Episodes

Auckland Story for 2 October 2013 - Ageing

10/2/2013
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Everything you've wanted to know about ageing but have been afraid to ask. They're called "Pathways to Positive Ageing".

Duration: 00:11:12


Auckland Story for 25 September 2013 - Wood's Grocery Survives

9/25/2013
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He's been called a "heritage hero", but it seems he's rather a reluctant one. Dinesh Mistry has spent hundreds of thousands restoring his 100-year old shop building in Mount Eden which he could easily have demolished.

Duration: 00:10:03


Auckland Story for 18 September 2013 - Habitat Growth

9/18/2013
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South Auckland families desperately in need of decent housing should benefit from Habitat for Humanity plans to speed up its house building there.

Duration: 00:10:32


Auckland Story for 11 September 2013

9/11/2013
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Fifty young Aucklanders have this week been awarded their gold medals for the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award, the award's 50th year in New Zealand.

Duration: 00:10:25


Auckland Story for 4 September 2013 - James Cook's Secrets

9/4/2013
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It's all about James Cook but not as we knew him: the first novel about Captain Cook's voyages of discovery to the Pacific. So it's fiction, based on fact.

Duration: 00:11:04


Auckland Story for 28 August 2013 - New Trains

8/28/2013
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The first of Auckland's new electric train stock has arrived from Spain - Lisa Thompson takes a turn in the driver's seat.

Duration: 00:12:34


Auckland Story for 21 August 2013 - Mazuran Vineyard's 75th

8/21/2013
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The small West Auckland vineyard Mazuran's has marked its 75th anniversary by winning 'Best of Nation' and 'Best in Show' awards at this year's San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Duration: 00:09:14


Auckland Story for 14 August 2013 - Pai Rodent Dog

8/14/2013
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Several small dogs are helping keep the islands of the Hauraki Gulf pest free. David Steemson meets "Pai", the rodent dog on duty aboard a waka.

Duration: 00:11:20


Auckland Story for 7 August 2013 - Teddy Bear Hospital

8/7/2013
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Even for the bravest of people, visiting the doctor can be a uneasy experience, and for young children it can be positively daunting. A group of Auckland medical students are working to demystify their world through a series of teddy bear hospitals. Lisa Thompson pays a visit to a clinic to see how the mending of broken paws is not only beneficial for the bears' young owners but for the medical students treating them.

Duration: 00:11:31


Auckland Story for 31 July 2013 - Ebook takeover?

7/31/2013
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Ebooks make up a tiny part of the book stock in Auckland's libraries. But the number of people borrowing them is increasing in leaps and bounds.

Duration: 00:11:20


Auckland Story for 24 July 2013 - Korimovement Freedom

7/24/2013
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It was military training but not as we knew it. Now two young Aucklanders want adults to rediscover their inner child, get back on their feet, and learn to move again.

Duration: 00:10:26


Auckland Story for 17 July 2013 - Angry Bulbul Bird

7/17/2013
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The hunt is on for the angry little bulbul bird on Auckland's North Shore. DOC staff have recorded it singing and are playing its own bird song back to it, in the hope that they may be able to trap it. Bulbuls are native to China and Pakistan, but they've spread to Australia and some Pacific islands. They're aggressive birds and fast breeders, and DOC says they pose a threat to our agriculture industries and native bird life.

Duration: 00:08:46


Red-vented bulbul bird song

7/17/2013
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The hunt is on for the angry little bulbul bird on Auckland's North Shore. DOC staff have recorded it singing and are playing its own bird song back to it, in the hope that they may be able to trap it. Bulbuls are native to China and Pakistan, but they've spread to Australia and some Pacific islands. They're aggressive birds and fast breeders, and DOC says they pose a threat to our agriculture industries and native bird life. Bulbuls in different parts of the world have differing songs....

Duration: 00:00:31


Auckland Story for 10 July 2013 - Overweight Aucklanders

7/10/2013
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Auckland University is looking for 300 overweight Aucklanders to take part in a three-year study on diabetes prevention. According to Marta Silvestra New Zealand is the seventh most obese country in the world. She is helping set up a preview study into diabetes prevention here. David Steemson met with Marta and an eager participant in the study.

Duration: 00:11:10


Auckland Story for 3 July 2013 - Manatunga

7/3/2013
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They're finally putting names to some faces, thanks to an exhibition of photographs of Maori that have lain unidentified for over a hundred years.

Duration: 00:09:51


Auckland Story for 26 June 2013 - Sustainability Street

6/26/2013
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Lisa Thompson finds out about an Australian initiative being piloted in Auckland called Sustainability Street. It's a neighbourhood approach to sustainable living which starts with a group of residents called 'streeters' who learn ways to minimise waste and reduce energy and water consumption in their own homes. The project is part of Auckland Council's ambitious goal of achieving zero waste in the city by 2040.

Duration: 00:10:51


Auckland Story for 19 June 2013 - Matariki Festival

6/19/2013
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Auckland artist Lorna Rikihana of the weaving cooperative Te Roopu Raranga o Tamaki Makaurau has organised a three day workshop at Manukau for school children on harakeke weaving, pottery and kowhaiwhai design.

Duration: 00:09:55


Auckland Story for 12 June 2013 - Ride sharing

6/12/2013
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A car-pooling advocate says Auckland can fix its congestion problems simply, if more Auckland drivers would only share a ride to work.

Duration: 00:12:33


Auckland Story for 5 June 2013 - Puhoi 150th

6/5/2013
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The tiny north Auckland community of Puhoi is this month celebrating its founding 150-years ago, by a boat load of settlers from Bohemia, which is now part of what is the Czech Republic. After four months at sea, the first boat load arrived in New Zealand in June 1863, and they were all a bit shocked by what they found.

Duration: 00:10:20


Auckland Story for 29 May 2013 - affordable housing

5/29/2013
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Spoken Features producer Lisa Thompson finds out why a Northland housing trust is now providing accessible housing for people with disabilities in Auckland.

Duration: 00:13:04

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