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Community of the Year

A small South Auckland suburb that rebounded from tragedy to create a close knit community has been named Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year for 2017, Dave Tims talked with Luke about their work.


Watermelon Festival

Chinchilla is known as the ‘Melon Capital’ of Australia, Luke talked with organiser Daryl all about their watermelon festival.


Ethical Clothing

We all love the idea of buying clothing that's been made ethically but it's not known for it's affordability. Tummah Ethical Trade have set about making their clothing accessible and affordabel for all. Luke talked with Caleb about their business.


Darlene Zschech

Darlene Zschech chats with Luke about her recent fight against cancer, her long recovery and her latest album Here I Am Send Me.


Whangarei Art Centre

If you've ever been to the public toilets in Kawakawa in Northland you'll be familiar with the famous designer and artist Friedrich Hundertwasser. He was born in Austria but fell in love with NZ and moved to the area in the 70's. In 1998 as a gift to the area he designed the new facilites. He died in Feb 2000 and that building is the last structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

In 1993, Hundertwasser was invited by the Mayor of Whangarei to design an art centre for the city. He chose the former Northland Harbour Board building in the Town Basin and made a number of visits to study the building and sketch his ideas.

Luke talked with the Project Director Barry Trass about the latest funding boost.



Christchurch Six Years On

Simon Barnett talked with Luke about the Christchurch memorial and how people are coping with the aftermath of the fires.


Motorbike Library

Hayley Morrison is the co-founder of the Motorbike Book Club in Vietnam, she talked with Luke about the idea and how it works.



Shipping Container Conversions

Brenda Kelly from IQ Container Homes talked with Luke about the growing trend in shipping container architecture.


No Grocery Shopping For A year

Lydia Harvey and her husband Matt began to think seriously about their lifestyle when their youngest child was diagnosed with celiac disease, this led to a new way of life and a goal of no grovery shopping for a year. Luke asked her how she does it?


Boycotting Cadbury

E tū says Cadbury’s Dunedin workers are asking the public not to boycott Cadbury’s chocolate, as this could hasten the loss of their jobs. 

Luke talked with Chas Muir, E tū Industry Co-ordinator.


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