8.10 No beers who cares: learning to live without alcohol

Last year was enough to test the best of us and, for some, the occasional drink became a daily coping mechanism. Claire Robbie is the founder of No Beers? Who Cares!, an organisation trying to shift attitudes around how and why we drink, and to show people it is possible to have a good time without booze. She joins The Weekend to share some thoughts on how to approach life without alcohol.

Claire Robbie from No Beers Who Cares

Claire Robbie from No Beers Who Cares Photo: Supplied


8.35 The Detail: Zoos

On The Weekend we're featuring some of the best episodes of The Detail from throughout the year. Today - The long overdue changing face of zoos.


9.05 How to design a garden for pets

We all know the garden is a wonderful place to spend your summer days, and they can be great places for our pets too. Renee Davies is an award-winning landscape architect who has designed many gardens with furry friends in mind, and she has some tips for us on how to make our own backyards the perfect place for our pooches

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9.22 Our World Record Holders: Anna Cochrane

On The Weekend we are meeting some of the country’s Guinness World Record holders to hear the story behind their endeavour. Last week we met Blair Williamson, who had the record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while running a marathon. Today, we are meeting Anna Cochrane, who holds the record for 'Highest Static Trapeze Act'.

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9.40 Goneville: Episode 6

Nick Bollinger was just 18 when he went on the road with the band Rough Justice and its smoky-voiced, charismatic leader Rick Bryant. The next two years were sometimes uplifting and exciting, other times enervating and depressing. Often, though, the band was short of money, food, shelter, and petrol - for its increasingly ramshackle, broken-down bus. Written and told by Nick Bollinger.


10.35 The art of holding your breath

Hailing from Central Otago, Kathryn Nevatt is a national record holder in freediving -- a sport that also goes by the name of breath-holding diving or skin diving. Kathryn has consistently ranked as one of the world's best competitive freedivers for more than 10 years, and has a best breath holding time of 7 minutes and 45 seconds. She joins The Weekend to tell us how she does it.

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10.30 Worth a detour: tips from a travel guide guru

Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 mean we have the opportunity to really discover our own backyard this summer. Author and travel guide guru Peter Janssen has a popular series of books that are perfect for people who want to explore the nooks and crannies of the country. He joins Karyn in the studio to share some top spots for us to discover this holidays. 

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11.05 The Through Line #4

Karyn takes us on a musical journey from Aldous Harding to Doris Day, think six degrees of separation.

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding Photo: Clare Shilland

The Through Line #4 playlist:

Aldous Harding - Zoo Eyes
Rokia Traore - Mélancolie
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - The Water Rises
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Bjork and PJ Harvey - I Can't Get No satisfaction (Live at the Brit Awards 1994)
Arca - Afterwards Ft. Bjork 
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Janis Joplin - A Woman Left Lonely
Bessie Smith - Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Janis Joplin - Black Mountain Blues (Live)
Dory Previn - Stone for Bessie Smith
Doris Day - Close Your Eyes