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Tales of life in Te Waipounamu. Broadcast during Afternoons with Jim Mora on Thursdays.

Tales of life in Te Waipounamu. Broadcast during Afternoons with Jim Mora on Thursdays.
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Christchurch, New Zealand


Tales of life in Te Waipounamu. Broadcast during Afternoons with Jim Mora on Thursdays.




Southern Story for 12 December 2013 - Maori tattoo

Katy Gosset meets an up-and-coming talent in the world of Tā moko or traditional Māori tattoo. Maia Gibbs learnt the art form while growing up in Gisborne and now creates tattoos for clients of all nationalities.

Duration: 00:10:34

Southern Story for 5 December 2013 - Rock camp

Fourteen children with musical instruments, a PA and a stage to play on. Sage Forest visits Rock Camp at the Playhouse Cafe and Theatre Restaurant near Mapua for a listen.

Duration: 00:09:42

Southern Story for 28 November 2013 - tram rides

The Christchurch trams are back up and running. Katy Gosset finds out how the view from on board has changed.

Duration: 00:11:18

Southern Story for 14 November 2013 - wine and song

There are warnings from Christchurch that the wrong song can impair your enjoyment of the right wine. Local wine writer, Jo Burzynska, hopes to open a combined bar and sound gallery where wine and music will be carefully matched. She's been running workshops exploring this theory of hers. Katy Gosset dropped in on a ulti-sensory experience.

Duration: 00:11:23

Southern Story for 7 November 2013 - Rockville Museum

Many families in the Rockville-Bainham region of Golden Bay go back generations and the local museum holds a lot of their heritage. But Sage Forest discovers on the museum's steam-up day, there's more of interest there than the artifacts.

Duration: 00:11:12

Southern Story for 31 October 2013 - Maori Trade Scheme

Katy Gosset meets members of a Maori trades collective who learnt their skills in the old Christchurch hostels and are now joining the rebuild to give something back.

Duration: 00:11:21

Southern Story for 17 October 2013 - Nature Play

The Department of Conservation has joined forces with Greening the Rubble to build a 'Nature Play' forest park, complete with its own river system, where children can learn about their region's native flora.

Duration: 00:11:21

Southern Story for 10 October 2013 - Tools are for Girls)

After a career as an art teacher, Georgina West studied and worked as an engineer. Now she has a business combining the two in 'GEORGEous Designs', and she's passing her metalworking knowledge on to the women of Golden Bay.

Duration: 00:10:47

Southern Story for 3 October 2013 - Scape 7

The Scape 7 Public Art Biennial is underway in Christchurch. Among the art projects is one that will have no physical remnant - it transmits sounds from the past, the city's pre-quake past. Katy Gosset reports that if this project is successful, this historical audio might make it as far as the international space station.

Duration: 00:11:19

Southern Story for 19 September 2013 - The Big Bonfire

There's a blaze brewing in Christchurch. Katy Gosset takes a last look at the wooden temple covered in messages that will be set alight this weekend.

Duration: 00:11:32

Southern Story for 12 September 2013 - Natural burials

The first natural burial park in New Zealand was certified at Makara, Wellington, in 2007, after eight years of lobbying by Mark Blackham and Sola Freeman. In the South Island there are two - both in Tasman District, but the one in Golden Bay needed a push to open in time for the funeral of Victoria Davis' husband Buzz, on September 11 last year. At Rototai burial park, Sage Forest meets with Victoria at Buzz's grave, and asks her how it came about.

Duration: 00:11:55

Southern Story for 5 September 2013 - Cardboard Cathedral

Katy Gosset takes a closer look at the city's controversial Cardboard Cathedral. Cantabrians have closely watched the growth of this building, funded by the Anglican church but designed pro bono by the renowned architect Shigeru Ban.

Duration: 00:11:45

Southern Story for 22 August 2013 - 37

A new exhibition is simply called " 37". The show is by the photographer Doc Ross, features 37 Christchurch people captured on film using a 37 second exposure. The aim: to reflect the length of time their city shook during February 2011's devastating earthquake. Katy Gosset hears some of the stories behind the exhibition and hits the streets to record her own take on the 37 second concept.

Duration: 00:11:21

Southern Story for 15 August 2013 - Next Big Shellfish

A shellfish that looks like an elephant's trunk could be the next big thing for New Zealand aquaculture. Sage Forest visits Cawthron Institute's Hatchery in Nelson to find out about it.

Duration: 00:10:41

Southern Story for 8 August 2013 - Mark van Roosmalen

Katy Gosset meets one of Christchurch's top tailors. Mark van Roosmalen may have lost his premises in the earthquake but he's busier than ever, turning out bespoke garments for the city's style-conscious. Katy finds that amidst the high-viz vests of Christchurch there's still plenty of room for a sharp suit.

Duration: 00:11:07

Southern Story for 25 July 2013 -neighbourhood gym

Katy Gosset meets Alex Fidow, a Christchurch boxing coach who's been training local youth for forty years.

Duration: 00:11:17

Southern Story for 18 July 2013 - One Hawk Down

Sage Forest has a story about swamp harrier hawks and other birds which are injured on our rural roads, feeding on road-kill - particularly swamp harrier hawks. Sage is at Halifax Veterinary Centre, after rescuing an injured bird from the side of the road - and veterinary surgeon, Hans Andersen is giving her a tour of the hospital.

Duration: 00:11:02

Southern Story for 11 July 2013 - Lang Masters

Lang Masters is a doyen of Christchurch cinema and was recently recognised with a long service award from the New Zealand Motion Picture Industry Council. He talks to our Christchurch correspondent, Katy Gosset, about his fondness for film.

Duration: 00:11:17

Southern Story for 4 July 2013 - Speights Coast to Coast.

One of New Zealand's premier sporting events changed hands recently, marking the end of an exclusive 30 year association with its creator. Deborah Nation reflects on Robin Judkin's reign over his own unique multisport event, the Speights Coast to Coast.

Duration: 00:10:23

Southern Story for 27 June 2013 - The Homework Club

We're in Christchurch to meet the hardworking children at Aranui's homework club, who are already planning their futures.

Duration: 00:11:18

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