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Oral historians and authors Ruth Greenaway and Megan Hutching, talk about the history of this Auckland organisation which began with an orphan home in the central city in 1858 and now works with its community in south Auckland. While society has changed since the mid-nineteenth-century, the problems of today’s clients bear a marked resemblance to t…
 
music industry. To jazz things up, we discuss three must-read music novels and a kiwi classic. Books mentioned in the show: The conductor/ Sarah Quigley https://bit.ly/3FvLSIm An equal music/ Vikram Seth https://bit.ly/3kUPt9j Run, Rose, Run/ Dolly Parton and James Patterson https://bit.ly/3vW0mOz Hellzapoppin'!: the art of Flying Nun / editor, Dav…
 
Alison talks to super librarian Anne about her number one go-to comfort read The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, a post-war children’s classic about love, goodness, animals and beauty. Hot Tip: don’t read this book when you are hungry because the descriptions of food are beyond belief! The Little White Horse can be requested via the Aucklan…
 
Terressa Kollat has been living off the land her whole life. Born and raised on the Islands in the Hauraki Gulf, she's no stranger to remote living and has always been close to the sea, thanks to her lighthouse-keeper parents. These days she lives in South Island - Wallacetown near Invercargill and she has become a Tik Tok star - famous for her con…
 
Alison & Ineka discuss the four General Non-fiction finalists of the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The winners will be announced on 11 May - visit nzbookawards.nz for updates on the livestreamed awards ceremony. For more details of the shortlisted titles in the General Non-Fiction category, visit their website: bit.ly/3qs9Q0v or read extract…
 
Alison & Ineka discuss the four fiction finalists of the 2022 NZ Book Awards.The winners of the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be announced on 11 May. For more details of the shortlisted titles for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, visit their website: https://bit.ly/3qs9Q0v or read extracts from each with the Ockhams Fiction Sa…
 
In this episode, Alison and Ineka talk about some new art, music and books released in time for Pasifika month. They are helped by Auckland Libraries’ Senior Pacific Content Specialist Veronica Ligaliga. Fa'afetai lava Ronnie.Books mentioned in the show All books discussed in this episode of Books and Beyond can be requested via the Auckland Librar…
 
This episode has a focus on women and women’s writing. Alison and Ineka talk about breaking the bias and discuss the 2022 Women’s Prize longlist of 16 titles which has just been announced. #breakthebias #womensprize For more information on International Women’s Day, please see their website: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ Explore the full …
 
International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day where we celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness of bias and take action for equality. Revisiting our 2021 International Women’s Day episode, Alison and Ineka celebrate women who challenge to make change happen. This episode originally aired on Planet FM 104.6 on 7 March 2021. Recorde…
 
Episode 8 – Karl StevenThis month, Dedee spoke to Karl Steven about his first solo album, All of Human Emotion on Microfiche.They talk about a few tracks and music videos and the stories behind them. Other topics include Karl's preference for monochrome over colour, the philosopher Wittgenstein, and the Wittgenstein quotes he used for his track ‘Ut…
 
In this special Pride episode, Alison and Ineka highlight the gutsy, inspirational, bold and bright LGBTQI+ folk who walk, stomp and sashay amongst us.Books discussed in this episode can be found and requested via the Auckland Libraries catalogue: All the young men: a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the America South / Ruth Coker Burks &…
 
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