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Local people giving recollections of the past, sometimes opinions on the future.

Host: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio
Produced By: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio
Language: English
Category: News, Issues and Current Affairs
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Manawatu Conversations-16-07-2019 - Episode 65Jim Esson - Part 1 of 2 - Entomologist in DSIR, 1950s. Structure of DSIR, relationship with Massey Agricultural College. Nationality of staff. Selection of research topics. Cicadas. Change when restructured into Crown Research Institutes. Detail on cicadas. Move towards outside funding for research. 16/07/2019 01:15 PM0:28:6Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=97aa4ac5-e147-44a9-a8fc-97df6dc97569
Manawatu Conversations-09-07-2019 - Episode 64Raylee Murphy - Part 2 of 2 - Overcame early effects of polio. Polio support group, on the board, learning about late effects of polio. Doctors now unaware of polio. The Duncan family polio rehabilitation hospital. Post-polio assistance needed. Supporting each other. Case of ongoing pain, although look fine. Mobility and accessibility issues. Impact of polio on families. Isolation, schools closed. Polio sufferer June Opie, book, Over My Dead Body. Iron lungs.09/07/2019 01:15 PM0:27:22Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=2edcc211-8be7-4baf-a258-5301c9599cce
Manawatu Conversations-02-07-2019 - Episode 63Raylee Murphy - Part 1 of 2. Bank work from 15. Early effects of polio. Hospital experience. When in early 40s, took university papers. Married at 19, 3 children. Divorced about 40. Volunteer and then work at Victim Support, organizing jobs, etc.. Description of Victim Support. Interaction with police. Reduced mobility, need for a stroller.02/07/2019 01:15 PM0:27:15Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=6bbe3f8e-2ce2-4aff-af12-7120639e55a0
Manawatu Conversations-25-06-2019 - Episode 62The Future Leaders Programme - Bre McQuade and Gayle Moana-Johnson. Structure of Future Leaders programme, objectives. Participants. How they operated. Monthly meetings. Catalysts and a coach. Umbrella organization called Inspiring Stories. Sponsors. “Try it out” expo. Continuity between yearly cycles. Festival for the Future. Participants’ future activities after the programme. Social conscience businesses, “Dignity”, “Eat my lunch”, “Yellow Bird”. Important issues. School strike for climate change. 25/06/2019 01:15 PM0:28:7Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=2a7223b6-45e1-42f2-9c02-5d4869f162d8
Manawatu Conversations-18-06-2019 - Episode 61Gayle Moana-Johnson - Moved a bit when young, 10 schools. Remembers parents splitting when 4 years old. Effects of changing schools. Desire to finish school. Maori mother. Social background very mixed. Pregnant at 15, mother at 16, in a teen-parent unit. The child’s father. Financial and other support. Second child in 1917. Mixing with other mothers (age difference). Moved into own (rental) house at 17. Social pressures as young mother. Daughter thought of her as very old at 23. University after school. Finishing degree and working in mental health as social worker. 18/06/2019 01:15 PM0:28:48Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=3fd63fdb-c283-450b-91b2-105aba9dbff5
Manawatu Conversations-11-06-2019 - Episode 60Eddie Eggers. Working in the education psychology field 1974 to 2003. Scope of work in early years. Requests from schools for assessments of specific pupils and formulating strategies. Special classes and special schools. Blindness and deafness. Initially little assistance for pupils with special needs, no specific instruction for teachers, Teaching reading. Studying special education in Pennsylvania. Career path from education into psychology. Impact of Tomorrows’ Schools (1989). Ritalin used since 1970s. Behaviour problems. Discipline, abolition of corporal punishment, alternative strategies. Limited in-service training for teachers. Ritalin and parents. Single parent families. 11/06/2019 01:15 PM0:25:13Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=8caede58-fd27-4b45-a82e-a4de82c7d089
Manawatu Conversations-04-06-2019 - Episode 59Rosaline Putu - Part 2 - Moved onto a farm when very young, stayed until turned 9. Early memories. Deaf brother and sister. Wartime, Home guard. Country school life. Pony to school. How the area has changed. Fancy dress balls. Freedom to roam. Kicked by a cow. Farming with horses. Liking pigs. Army engineers, bull paddock. Longdrop outside toilet. Adjusting to town life. Saving. Changing values. Few clothes, making clothes, smocking. 04/06/2019 01:15 PM0:32:29Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=0c686070-f27c-4fb9-9b4d-d2805f240ed9
Manawatu Conversations-28-05-2019 - Episode 58Rosaline Putu - Scandinavian origins, born in Palmerston North 1938, married a Maori in 1960. How they met. Speaking English. Acceptance into the family. Speaking Maori, evolution of the language. Highbury Maori Club. Pakeha reactions. Anglican/Catholic. Separated, but kept Maori links. Differences, Maori and Pakeha. Multicultural environment. 28/05/2019 01:15 PM0:30:53Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=aeac98a9-390c-47da-aa05-e41f7e1de43f
Manawatu Conversations-21-05-2019 - Episode 57Rotary Club of Terrace End - Part 2 of 2 - Rotary Club of Terrace End Memorial Educational Trust. Mike Hansen taking a team to Namibia. International students. Manawatu Enterprises (Sheltered workshop). Fundraising, catering for events. Mini-bikes. Opening the bridge. Crunchie Bar Express. Top Schools.21/05/2019 01:15 PM0:30:44Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=0d9f69d9-9510-4717-9951-d7d46afe722e
Manawatu Conversations-14-05-2019 - Episode 56Rotary Club of Terrace End - Part 1 of 2 - Early membership of the Rotary Club of Terrace End, age, occupation, criteria. Formal meetings. Sergeant’s sessions. Family involvement. Women’s participation. Community service, establishing the Kidney Foundation. Wildbase, Milson Rotary Club. Broader Rotary structure, districts, international. Polio.14/05/2019 01:15 PM0:26:38Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=95eb3bcc-5e42-4d27-8ba9-e704239da69c
Manawatu Conversations-07-05-2019 - Episode 55Trish Keiller - Caccia Birch Trust Board member. House uses, history display. Original purchase and clearing of land, building house and occupants/owners. Polo grounds, rifle range. Governor General living there. House called Woodhey. Billiard room, tennis court, sentry boxes. Army use in WWII. Convalescent home, swimming pool. Then rest home, but fire risk. Victoria University use until about 1976. 1980s bought by city council. Subdivision, Ryder-Cheshire property, etc.. Awhina room. 07/05/2019 01:15 PM0:26:37Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=37ac37eb-1812-4891-a860-7569b78c1b0f
Manawatu Conversations-30-04-2019 - Episode 54Tom Stoneley Part 2 of 2. Gwen left school in 1950. Office work. Tom had identical twin brother. Little social life. Worked long hours. Ewe fairs. Holding paddocks. Size of loads. Gwen’s work dress code. People building own machinery. Farming in 1950s, farm advisors. Community life. New home when married. Feilding Little Theatre. Churches. Schools, limited parent involvement. Ride to school, 6 on a horse. Giving teacher a hard time. Bad behaviour. Holidays. Gwen’s father died when she was 4. Later Gwen to boarding school, strong discipline. School milk. How young couples could buy a house in 1950s. Cost of petrol. Petrol stolen. Description of house in 1954. 30/04/2019 01:15 PM0:33:9Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=c7972fd8-3586-44db-b282-981d42bd9c88
Manawatu Conversations-23-04-2019 - Episode 53Tom Stoneley - Part 1 of 2 - Stoneley Brothers general carriers 1951-1961. Type of vehicles, roads. Hours worked. Items carried. Stock crates. Loading goods by hand. Customers, orders. Driving plus business management, long hours. Interaction with other drivers. Police. Income. Adopted sons – adoption process. Early life, how ended up as a carrier. Dodging school. Lytton Street School, the PN Tech. Getting carrier jobs. 23/04/2019 01:15 PM0:30:11Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=bd0f6abf-1734-486a-9528-80d959c68899
Manawatu Conversations-16-04-2019 - Episode 52Cliff Simpson pt 316/04/2019 01:15 PM0:28:25Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=dfde8fb7-14fc-45dd-9916-fba790957ecd
Manawatu Conversations-09-04-2019 - Episode 51Cliff Simpson pt 209/04/2019 01:15 PM0:31:41Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=44ad45ab-4a7e-4c8c-843b-b3a41d1f3242
Manawatu Conversations-02-04-2019 - Episode 50Cliff Simpson pt 102/04/2019 01:15 PM0:28:9Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=8349b072-1ac3-4a60-86af-c25055c2e65c
Manawatu Conversations-26-03-2019 - Episode 49Lorraine Holtham pt 526/03/2019 01:15 PM0:32:43Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=7f2e3a2f-0a13-4338-947e-9e2ac15444ce
Manawatu Conversations-19-03-2019 - Episode 48Lorraine Holtham pt 419/03/2019 01:15 PM0:29:41Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=bd7448cf-2457-4745-8a63-6f61a0926bfe
Manawatu Conversations-12-03-2019 - Episode 47Lorraine Holtham pt 312/03/2019 01:15 PM0:31:3Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=baedf224-8b96-4735-b797-70c164b45afd
Manawatu Conversations-05-03-2019 - Episode 46Roger Berry pt 305/03/2019 01:15 PM0:27:3Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=0a4030a7-d090-4e8e-b1fe-0f2d8dfe7ce0
Manawatu Conversations-26-02-2019 - Episode 45Roger Berry pt 226/02/2019 01:15 PM0:30:36Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=994814ba-1581-4ad9-ae9b-966bda9356de
Manawatu Conversations-19-02-2019 - Episode 44Roger Berry pt 119/02/2019 01:15 PM0:31:7Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=742d0659-e5a2-420c-b822-ee646efe7ea1
Manawatu Conversations-12-02-2019 - Episode 43Lorraine Holtham pt 212/02/2019 01:15 PM0:33:31Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=db30e71b-6d25-4439-bcae-f11931342fb7
Manawatu Conversations-05-02-2019 - Episode 42Lorraine Holtham pt 105/02/2019 01:15 PM0:31:50Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=fb1acb2a-7242-4535-8091-a17c8f2c4294
Manawatu Conversations-29-01-2019 - Episode 41Andy Asquith29/01/2019 01:15 PM0:30:52Download //www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=9c18fc8e-70e6-41c5-9065-0adde8cd6eb1