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8:08 Today in New Zealand History

First Woman MP, this day in1933 Elizabeth McCombs was elected. 3'58"

8:13 Artist: Crombie Murdoch and Esme Stephens

Song: How High the Moon
Composer: Harris/Lewis
Album: How High the Moon
Label: Stebbing Zodiac 2'03"

8:16 From the Back Country (1992)

Aspects of farming in Taranaki. 14'03"

8:31 Artist: Rina Menzies with the Julian Lee Quartet

Song: Candy Lips
Composer: n/s
Album: How High the Moon
Label: Stebbing Zodiac 2'22'

8:24 The Story of Awanui Radio in Northland

Bill Walker the first engineer at the site in 1913 describes the equipment and the daily operations before the station was dismantled in 1929. 11'54"

8:47 Artist: Phil Garland

Song: Farewell to Geraldine
Composer: Joe Fleming/Garland
Album: Springtime in the Mountains
Label: Kiwi SLC 178 4'15"

8:53 War Report 53

Cecil Malthus describes being in hospital in September 1915 after being evacuated from Gallipoli and Jim Warner describes his training in New Zealand during the latter part of 1915. A newspaper report describes plans to farewell a further Maori contingent.


Artist: John McCormack
Song: There's a Long Long Trail A Winding
Composer: King/Elliott
Album: Oh, It's a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309

Artist: Helen Clark Song: Your King and Country Want You
Composer: Paul Rubens
Album: Oh, It's a Lovely War Vol 1
Label: CD41 486286 7'05"

00:53:25 FILL: Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra

Song: I'll Put You Together Again
Composer: Black/Steven
Album: Orchestral Gold Vol 2
Label: Tartar TRL 005


9:08 As I Remember

The School Picnic by the late Daphne Blackshaw, sent in by her sister Colleen. Read by Sandy Powell. 4'32"

9:13 Artist: Inia Te Wiata (piano Ernest Lush)

Song: Arran Homing Song
Composer: arr. Noble
Album: Inia Te Wiata A popular Recital
Label: Kiwi SLC 248 3'08"

9:18 An Audio Oddity

There was a time when watching the advertising slides before the film was part of the fun of going to the pictures. Each kid would be allotted a slide as they came up and if a boy got a slide advertising women's underwear he was in big trouble. In later years these slides were graced with a sound track and one has just been taken in by Sound Archives. Recorded by Kerridge Odeon for its Oamaru theatre in about 1974 it features 4ZB announcers Neil Collins and Jim Sullivan. 2'03""

9:21 Artist: Gil Dech (piano)

Song: Remembrance
Composer: n/s
Album: 25 Hits of the 50s
Label: Platinum 3'32"

9:25 Ken "Don" Donaldson recalls his early career in radio in the 1930s

He began in Dunedin and was a popular announcer on 4ZB before he later held administration roles, including as manager of WNTV1. 14'37"

9:34 Artist: The Big City Six

Song: Gra Mamou
Composer: n/s
Album: How High the Moon
Label: Stebbing Zodiac 2'24"

9:39 A 1958 report on a new machine at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

An unidentified doctor talks about the new radiotherapy machine purchased through public donations at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin. The new Betatron X-Ray cancer treatment is described and sound effects of the machine working are heard. The public raised the equivalent of $5 million in today's values.

9:41 Artist: Glen Moffatt (1995)

Song: Somewhere in New Zealand Tonight
Composer: Moffatt
Album: Godzone Country
Label: Sony 3'08"

9:45 Book of the Week - Remembering Christchurch, Voices from Decades Past by Alison Parr Penguin ISBN 978 0143 573371

Alison Parr discusses her book which is based on an oral history project and plays three extracts from the interviews used in the book. Jim Curnow gives details of running a milk bar in the 1960s and 1970s; Valerie Heinze remembers her days as an art student and Robert Consedine recalls the Catholic youth dances in Addington. 15'39"

9:55 FILL: Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra

Song: You Needed Me
Composer: Goodrum
Album: Orchestral Gold Vol 2
Label: Tartar TRL 005