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8:08 Today in New Zealand History

Hobson’s successor  Robert Fitzroy chosen, 7 April 1843         


8:14 Artist: Montie Oliver and His Rhythm

Song: Tingalinga Jingle/The Kiwi Bird/So Goes My Heart

Comp: Don Grant

Album: 003 CD

Label: Zodiac


8:22 Homework for April – Who Am I?

I was born in Auckland. In 1910 I achieved a New Zealand first with the help of my brother and two sisters. I never married and died in 1950.   

8:25 Robbie Robinson recalls his radio motoring show and other broadcasting from the 1940s to the 1980s

Part 3.      


8:34 Extract from The Tonight Show with Wayne Mowat and Robbie Robinson from 1981


8:48 George Lowe and Edmund Hillary describe the ascent of Everest in 1953

George Lowe died last month.        


9:08 As I Remember

Wonderful Reefton in 1939, by Bruce Bartrum of Stoke. 


9:12 Artist: Carroll Gibbons and his Savoy Hotel Orpheans

Song: I’m Going to Get Lit Up

Comp: Not stated

Album: 743515

Label: Rajon       


9:17 Homework – Results for March

9:21 HMS New Zealand

The story of a battle cruiser of World War One which toured New Zealand 100 years ago.       


9:34 Artist: Don Grant

Song: Evertrue, Evermore/In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening/The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

Comp: Not stated

Album: 003CD

Label: Zodiac


9:39 Entertainer Stanley Holloway talks about his career in a 1980 programme

Iintroduced by Neil Billington. Holloway toured New Zealand in 1949.


9:51 Artist: Lee Smith 

Song: I’m Wasting My Tears On You

Comp: Not stated

Album: 003CD

Label: Zodiac


9:54 On 10 December  1950 New Zealand troops left Wellington for Korea

The farewell speech by Leader of the Opposition Walter Nash.