23 Jun 2018

This Way Up: The People

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 23 June 2018

The final episode of This Way Up is on Saturday 7 July.

This week, presenter Simon Morton and longtime producer Richard Scott trawled through an archive of 600 shows recorded over the past (nearly) 13 years to pull out some highlights.

Today's programme celebrates the characters they've met along the way – from scam-baiters to roadkill counters to Derek the Mountain Man who's made cleaning up other people's rubbish on Mount Taranaki his life's work.

One of the most enjoyable parts of our job has been getting out and about and meeting you, the people with passions, hobbies, collections and stories. Thanks for sharing them!

Next week, listen out for some highlights of all the DIY stuff we've done along the way... the sourdough, the bees, and of course those chickens!

From Saturday 14 July, This Way Up will be replaced by The Podcast Hour –​ a new show that will highlight the best in audio storytelling from New Zealand and around the world (produced and presented by Richard Scott).

We will be looking for your podcast listening recommendations, too!