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Summer Times 2021/2022 for Tuesday 7 January 2020


9:05 Concern over dairy farm valuations

An Agricultural commentator has sounded a warning siren over the declining values of dairy farms in New Zealand. Prices have fallen over the past year and there is no indication of them stabilising anytime soon. Lincoln Unversity honourary professor of Agri-Food systems, Keith Woodford, raised these concerns in a recent blog post. He says changes in lending policies, which are set by the big banks in Melbourne, has stifled the interests of buyers. 

A generic herd of dairy cows on a South Canterbury farm.

A generic herd of dairy cows on a South Canterbury farm. Photo: RNZ Maja Burry

9:30 Kara Jackson coming to Aotearoa 

Chicago-based poet Kara Jackson is heading to our shores next month for the New Zealand Festival of Arts in Wellington, where she will appear in discussion local poet and writer Courtney Sina Meredith. Kara, who was named the 2019 United States Youth Poet Laureate, is coming to Aotearoa on the heels of releasing her new chapbook, Bloodstone Cowboy, which has been a reclamation of her lineage, an affirmation of self, and a declaration of her right to contain multitudes.

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Photo: New Zealand Festival of the arts

9:45 Regional cross - Canterbury 

Every day we'll be checking in on what's going on in the regions in Aotearoa and the pacific. Today we check in on Canterbury with RNZ's Katie Todd. 

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Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

10:05 Swimming through Aotearoa

Are you out swimming a the moment? It's the weather for it. Even if your local spot faces the open waters of the Cook Strait. We've always loved swimming in Aoteroa, especially for a country where it often carries so much danger. To trace the lines of that history I'm joined now by commentator, broadcaster and occasional historian John McBeth, who is an authority on kiwi's going for a dip. 


Swimming Photo: Alvaro Hoyos Ramos

10:30 A Māori Phrase a Day with Hemi Kelly

Three times a week, we'll check in with Hēmi Kelly, to learn some useful te reo Māori phrases you can use in your day-to-day life.

Hemi's a lecturer in Te Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology, and his book A Māori Phrase a Day: 365 Phrases to Kickstart Your Reo will be released on January 7.

Last time on the show we learned the phrase: Kei whea ngā kī?

Today's phrase: Kei te pai tō āhua.

Translation: You're looking good.

Hēmi Kelly

Hēmi Kelly Photo: Supplied/Hēmi Kelly

11:10 Tony Kokshoorn: a life of the coast 

During his 15 years as the Mayor of Greymouth, Tony Kokshoorn dealt with storms that tore up roads, a struggling economy and of course the Pike River Mine Disaster which claimed the lives of 29 men.

Never did he shy away from the responsibility of leadership, as he became the voice of the community through the hardship and the tragedy. He stepped aside from the mayoralty in 2019, after 15 years in the job it was time for a break - but his legacy was recognised last week in the new year's honours list. Tony was made an officer of the New Zealander Order of Merit for his services to local government and the Greymouth community. 

Grey District mayor Tony Kokshoorn.

Grey District mayor Tony Kokshoorn. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

11:30 On The Road: Alice Snedden 

It's time for On The Road where we get someone to take us on a car trip and pick the music as they go. Today I'm joined by comedian Alice Snedden who is going from Auckland to Westport and playing some absolute bangers as she goes. 

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Photo: supplied