The Land Girls - In a man's world 1939-46 Episodes 1 to 16

This book, written by Dianne Bardsley, tells the story of New Zealands land girls during the Second World War. Drawing on the oral histories of 130 women and the written interviews of 90 others, it uncovers what has been a hidden history, overlooked in most surveys of New Zealand war experiences. Published by Otago University Press, New Zealand

A Wife on Gorge River

Life with New Zealand's remotest family in a follow-on from the bestselling A Life on Gorge River by Robert Long.

In 2010, New Zealand met its remotest family, through the writing of Robert Long — aka Beansprout — and we were intrigued. Now Beansprout's wife, Catherine Stewart, tells her story, and answers many of our questions. Why did she decide to join him on the wild West Coast, two days' walk from the nearest road? Why and how did they raise their family there? Was it terrifying to be so far from medical help?

Coal and the Coast by Paul Maunder

Coal and the Coast: A reflection on the Pike River disaster, published by Canterbury University Press, is the work of Blackball writer Paul Maunder, who was among the first emergency responders to reach the mine within minutes of the initial explosion on 19 November 2010.
Maunder, who is an ambulance volunteer, kept a diary in the days after the event and, since then, has been talking to locals and reflecting on the issues involved, particularly on the implications the disaster may have for the Coast and the future of coalmining in the region.

Manawatu, Horowhenua and Kapiti news and current events

Readings from the regions newspapers about news and events in Manawatu, Horowhenua and the Kapiti Coast.

Horowhenua District Council Community Connections

Check out what is happening around the district with readings from this monthly newsletter published by the Horowhenua District Council

NZ Memories

New Zealand Memories is a unique and absorbing bi-monthly publication cherishing New Zealands heritage. Superb photographs are a highlight, with over 90 in each issue. Many are supplied by readers and consequently have never before been published, thereby capturing part of our history which may otherwise be lost.


NZ TODAY is unique in New Zealand, in that it's not an Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch-focused magazine. It features real stories, captured off the beaten track, and includes amazing New Zealand locations, coupled with human elements stories, and supported by incredible photographs that capture the real spirit & core elements of the writer's experiences at the time. Click on the Podcast link to checkout recorded readings of their articles

The Week in Parliament

Click on "Show Podcasts" link to check out  Tom Frewen's The Week in Parliament re-broadcast from our studios in Levin NZ for those who cannot see, hold, or understand printed material

NZ Listener articles

Click on "Show Podcasts" link to check out  readings of news and current affairs from the NZ Listener, recorded  and broadcast from our studios in Levin NZ for those who cannot see, hold, or understand printed material.

Dominion Post daily podcast

Click on "Show Podcasts" link to check out readings from the NZ Dominion Post, select the date from the list. These readings are broadcast from our station in Levin New Zealand for those who cannot see,hold or understand the printed word.
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