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Billy's Boot Camp

7/17/2016
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Boot Camp has begun for the six young boys cast in the lead roles of Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Aged 10-14, they’ve come together for an intensive, two-week workshop to prepare to play their parts. Tap dancing and ballet lessons in the morning are followed by acting and singing classes in the afternoon. It’s a big ask for the boys and their families but do these obstacles enhance their performances? Justin Gregory went to find out.

Duration: 00:12:15


Walking in Their Shoes

7/12/2016
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As the refugee crisis deepens in Europe, Christchurch children have gained an insight into the plight of the many Syrian families affected. The pupils from Sumner Primary School embarked on a 12 kilometre walk, carrying all their supplies and sleeping on the floor of a local hall to understand life "as a refugee". Along the way they discovered that tiredness, hunger and strange looks from passers-by are also part of the Syrians' experience. Christchurch producer, Katy Gosset, joined the...

Duration: 00:09:41


Buffaloes in Cow Country

7/5/2016
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'Buffaloes are beautiful' - that's the motto of Phil and Annie Armstrong-Wills who raise a herd of water buffaloes just north of Auckland. They hit upon the unusual idea some years ago when they were looking for a lifestyle project. Along with their parents, they bought some land in Dairy Flat, imported a herd of buffaloes from Australia and got on with the job of making cheese and beef. Nearly ten years later, with two sons, several dogs and a big bunch of buffaloes on two different...

Duration: 00:09:12


Pacific Kryptonite

6/28/2016
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The fructose in sugar is like kryptonite to Maori and Pacifika people so Hastings Girls' High School has begun a healthy food revolution in their community.

Duration: 00:10:27


Assisting with Grief

6/14/2016
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Losing a baby at any stage can be a traumatic and emotionally challenging time for families. But what is the process undertaken by hospitals when a baby doesn't make it, and what kind of care is offered to assist in the immediacy of the grieving process? Sonia Sly headed to Wellington Hospital to meet a midwife working in the neonatal unit, and a woman whose experience of losing several babies moved her to seek change in the hospital system… Please note: Some content in this story is may...

Duration: 00:10:32


Free youth health clinic saved from closure

6/9/2016
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A pop-up health clinic for young people in Central Auckland has been saved from closure, just for the moment.

Duration: 00:10:22


Help is at Hand

6/7/2016
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Students in the Hawke's Bay are knitting booties for premature babies, making toast, and planting gardens to make life better for people in the community.

Duration: 00:10:16


Sisters of Swing

5/31/2016
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NZ Society heads to Christchurch for some swing - southern style. The city has a new, all girl big band and its members range in age from 17 to the mid-70s. They talk to Katy Gosset about their craft, camaraderie and why agreeing on a costume can sometimes be tricky.

Duration: 00:09:50


Taking on the Challenge of White Water Rafting

5/26/2016
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In April a new white water rafting park in South Auckland opened its gates to the public. With a huge man-made lake and two different rivers courses on offer, the Vector Wero White Water Park is a $37 million dollar facility that caters to both the enthusiastic amateur and the established pro. But it also offers a sponsored programme for students from low decile schools to introduce them water safety and challenges them to build confidence and develop leadership skills. Olympic canoeing...

Duration: 00:09:15


Poetry on the Beach

5/21/2016
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Aucklanders love going to the beach but not all of them love poetry. Is it because they just haven't met each other yet? Poet Paul White and calligrapher Peter Gilderdale from AUT University thought the obvious answer was to go to the seaside and write giant poems in the sand. So they've embarked on a collaboration doing just that. Justin Gregory met them at Castor Bay beach as they prepared for an afternoon's work.Before they began, Justinasked Paul to read the poem aloud to him.

Duration: 00:11:20


A Most Diverse Beat - Constable Rob Stanton

5/17/2016
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They call him their honorary African. He's a vital link between the Police and Auckland's ethnic communities. Lynda Chanwai-Earle follows Constable Rob Stanton on his beat through New Zealand's most diverse community; Auckland City District, the home of Asians, Africans, Pacifica and more to learn about the good and the challenging, community issues from the ground up.

Duration: 00:10:18


Porridge and coffee

5/12/2016
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Prisoners at Paremoremo jail are prepared for life outside the bars.

Duration: 00:08:51


Flight of the falcon

5/10/2016
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What's a university to do when pigeons invade its campus ? In Canterbury, the answer has been to employ a predator to patrol the university, specifically an endangered New Zealand falcon. Katy Gosset meets Tappe and his handlers and talks to students about the chance to see a rare species up close.

Duration: 00:09:56


THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS

5/7/2016
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Like it or not, we live in a global world where decisions made elsewhere directly affect our lives here. But a new exhibition in Auckland details the fight back by artists, people - and natural forces. The Hive Hums With Many Minds is a mixed-media event which opened its second stage this week in the monumental Silo Six venue at Winyard Quarter. Inside these vast cement silos, artists from across the country are employing videos, photos, sound and computer simulations to discuss...

Duration: 00:10:01


The Hive Hums With Many Minds

5/7/2016
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Like it or not, we live in a global world where decisions made elsewhere directly affect our lives here. But a new exhibition in Auckland details the fight back by artists, people - and natural forces. The Hive Hums With Many Minds is a mixed-media event which opened its second stage this week in the monumental Silo Six venue at Winyard Quarter. Inside these vast cement silos, artists from across the country are employing videos, photos, sound and computer simulations to discuss...

Duration: 00:10:01


Luxury at Clematis Ginza

5/5/2016
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When it comes to luxury, money is no object. And for Tokyo-based designer, Takano Keitaro of Clematis Ginza, making luxury shoes is an art form that requires the investment of a time-honoured craft. But if you want to buy a pair of his bespoke shoes you could expect to pay more than the cost of the latest iPhone. Sonia Sly met the designer during an event held as part of iD Fashion Week in Dunedin.

Duration: 00:10:35


Shoes cost more than the latest tech gadget

5/4/2016
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How much attention do you pay to your feet and what is the cost of wearing bad shoes? Footwear designer Takano Keitaro says he sees more damage today to people's feet than ever before. Sonia Sly with this story.

Duration: 00:10:31


Anzacs rising

4/24/2016
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One hundred years ago a group of New Zealand soldiers caught up in the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 had the chance to change history when one had a clear shot of the rebel leader James Connolly.

Duration: 00:10:23


King Kapisi

4/23/2016
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This year's Auckland Writer's Festival sees Australian slam poet champ Omar Musa face off with one of our best, Hip Hop hero King Kapisi. The two will meet in an a capella match up, trading rhymes for an hour in front of a live audience. Justin Gregory went to meet King Kapisi to find out if he's up for the challenge.

Duration: 00:09:43


Vegan Village

4/14/2016
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Hundreds of Auckland Vegan food lovers have swamped New Lynn’s night market for its first Vegan Village evening.

Duration: 00:08:49

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