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The Weekend with Emile Donovan for Saturday 23 January 2021


8:12 Learning the art of deep listening

Listening is like breathing, it's something we do without even thinking. But if we really want to dive into a piece of music, we should practice ‘Deep Listening’ - a way of hearing every possible element and better understanding the intent of the composer. To help us learn more about deep listening, sound and sculpture artist Ziggy Lever joins The Weekend.

Stack of many black vinyl records, headphones put on the top of vinyls. Copy space for text. Candid people, real moments, authentic situations

Photo: 123rf


8:35 The Detail: Rotary

On The Weekend we're featuring some of the best episodes of The Detail from throughout the year. This one, from July, explores the changing face of Rotary Clubs.


9:05 Veranoa Hetet: 'I weave, I breathe'

Veranoa Hetet has weaving in her DNA. Hailing from Waiwhetu in Lower Hutt, Veranoa comes from a long line of weavers and has a lifetime’s experience in crafting intricate Māori cloaks, garments and kete. These days, Veranoa is passing on her vast knowledge of traditional weaving in “the modern way” - via online courses via the Hetet School of Maori Art. She also has an exhibition at The Dowse gallery in Lower Hutt, which is open until the end of February. 

You can find Veranoa on Twitter here.

Master weaver Veranoa Hetet.

Master weaver Veranoa Hetet. Photo: Creating Potential, 2021 at The Dowse. Photos by Mark Tantrum.


9:26 At The Museum: The Charlotte Museum

On The Weekend we’ve been chatting to people from museums around the country, and this weekend we are visiting the Charlotte Museum. Based in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn, the museum collects and preserves artifacts of lesbian culture - and has more than 800 cultural artifacts in its collection. Joining the show to tell us about a few of them is Dr Miriam Saphira.

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Photo: The Charlotte Museum Trust / Facebook


9:40 Goneville: Episode Nine

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.


10:04 Shona Laing: 50 years later

One of New Zealand’s most feted musicians Shona Laing is the subject of an exhibition which opens next week at the Waihi Arts Centre and Museum, entitled ‘50 Years Later, Shona Laing: A Pictorial Journey Through A Life of Music’. Shona joins Karyn on The Weekend to reflect on her epic career.

Shona Laing, 1987

Shona Laing, 1987 Photo: Shona Laing collection


10:34 Mudlarking: finding treasure by the Thames

Sifting about in the mud on the edge of the River Thames might not be everyone's idea of fun, but Lara Maiklem has been doing it for nearly 20 years. The author of Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames, has uncovered countless artefacts of previous lives: Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes, Victorian toys… and she has amassed a rather large collection of bottle stoppers. Lara joins Karyn to trade tales of the Thames and the treasure on its shores.

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Photo: Supplied / Michael White


1104 The Through Line #7

Karyn takes us on a musical journey from Shona Laing to Siouxsie and the Banshees, think six degrees of separation.

The Through Line #7 playlist

Shona Laing - Don't Tell Me
Redemption Song (No Kwazulu) - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by The Light
Bleachers - Chinatown 
Johnny Cash - I'm On Fire
Aimee Mann and Michael Penn - Reason to Believe
Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
Wire - I Am the Fly
My Bloody Valentine - We Have All The Time In The World
Dusty Springfield - The Look of Love
Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
T Rex and Marc Bolan - Children of the Revolution
Peaches - Solid Gold, Easy Action
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Passenger