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Manawatu Conversations


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

Host: Stuart Birks, Iola Haggarty, and Don Esslemont
Produced By: MPR
Language: English
Category: News, Issues and Current Affairs
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TitleDescriptionPublished OnDuration Play Episode Link
Manawatu Conversations-12-02-2019 - Episode 43Lorraine Holtham pt 212/02/2019 01:15 PM0:33:31Download //
Manawatu Conversations-05-02-2019 - Episode 42Lorraine Holtham pt 105/02/2019 01:15 PM0:31:50Download //
Manawatu Conversations-29-01-2019 - Episode 41Andy Asquith29/01/2019 01:15 PM0:30:52Download //
Manawatu Conversations-22-01-2019 - Episode 40Colleen Crooks pt 222/01/2019 01:15 PM0:27:49Download //
Manawatu Conversations-15-01-2019 - Episode 39Colleen Crooks - Pt115/01/2019 01:15 PM0:28:53Download //
Manawatu Conversations-08-01-2019 - Episode 38Reg Bridewell08/01/2019 01:15 PM0:29:40Download //
Manawatu Conversations-01-01-2019 - Episode 37Relay For Life01/01/2019 01:15 PM0:28:23Download //
Manawatu Conversations-25-12-2018 - Episode 36John Ward, and C. Mayhew British War Medal25/12/2018 01:15 PM0:35:47Download //
Manawatu Conversations-18-12-2018 - Episode 35Colin Dyer pt 218/12/2018 01:15 PM0:29:12Download //
Manawatu Conversations-11-12-2018 - Episode 34Colin Dyer Pt 111/12/2018 01:15 PM0:28:31Download //
Manawatu Conversations-04-12-2018 - Episode 33Alison Mildon04/12/2018 01:15 PM0:25:44Download //
Manawatu Conversations-27-11-2018 - Episode 32 -Dennis Quinn part 227/11/2018 01:15 PM0:31:5Download //
Manawatu Conversations-19-11-2018 - Episode 31Dennis Quinn part 120/11/2018 01:30 PM0:28:30Download //
Manawatu Conversations-06-11-2018 - Episode 29Mike Behrens06/11/2018 01:15 PM0:26:21Download //
Manawatu Conversations-30-10-2018 - Episode 28Margaret Beere30/10/2018 01:15 PM0:28:3Download //
Manawatu Conversations-23-10-2018 - Episode 27Bev Quinn23/10/2018 01:15 PM0:27:58Download //
Manawatu Conversations-16-10-2018 - Episode 26Barbara Bridewell16/10/2018 01:15 PM0:28:42Download //
Manawatu Conversations-09-10-2018 - Episode 25Owen Dolan pt 209/10/2018 01:15 PM0:30:30Download //
Manawatu Conversations-02-10-2018 - Episode 24 Owen Dolan pt 102/10/2018 01:15 PM0:29:48Download //
Manawatu Conversations-25-09-2018 - Episode 23Gwen Brown25/09/2018 01:15 PM0:24:59Download //
Manawatu Conversations-18-09-2018 - Episode 22 -Barry Paul Slade pt 218/09/2018 01:15 PM0:28:26Download //
Manawatu Conversations-11-09-2018 - Episode 21Barry Paul Slade pt 111/09/2018 01:15 PM0:30:39Download //
Manawatu Conversations-04-09-2018 - Episode 20Ann Behrens, Part 2 of 2. Coming to Palmerston North with a young family. Teaching at St Joseph’s. Comparison to St Dominic’s in Dunedin. No problem having a young child with her. History teaching. Playcentre and then the Psychological Service of the Education Service. Before the time of ADHD. Only woman in the service. Problems with their building. Became a manager, mainly of early childhood work. Management approach changed, “the era of managers”. Hobbies, family history. Germany and Norway. German submarine. Grandmother Scottish and a trained midwife (unusual in early 1900s). Why happy to stay in Palmerston North. Scandinavians in this area.04/09/2018 01:15 PM0:26:34Download //
Manawatu Conversations-28-08-2018 - Episode 19Ann Behrens, Part 1 of 2. Teacher training in Palmerston North, 1957-8. Also taking a degree through Victoria University. Accommodation. Type of training. Funding. Trained for Primary, later worked as Secondary. Tenniquoits. Well trained – approach to teaching. No supervision. School inspectors. St Dominic’s College in Dunedin. Scandinavian grandfather arrived in NZ 1872. Visit to Norway. School management. Strong women. Teaching with 6 month old son in school. Lawyer husband, not from a family of lawyers, so hard to get first job. Later became a judge. In PN from about 1968.28/08/2018 01:15 PM0:25:33Download //
Manawatu Conversations-21-08-2018 - Episode 18John Macfarlane. Came to Palmerston North 48 years ago. Joining a law practice, timekeeping. Either court work or conveyancing. Other activities, sport and drama. Centrepoint Theatre, George Street, then Church Street, professional theatre only, no amateurs. Meal and play audiences. Subsidies, training ground for professional actors. Playwriters. Theatresports. On the Board of Centrepoint. City Council support. Popularity with actors. Book by Peter Hawes, 40 Years of Centrepoint Theatre.21/08/2018 01:15 PM0:29:6Download //