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Manawatu Conversations

Local people giving recollections of the past, sometimes opinions of the future. Hear about the lives of people in your local community, where they are from and what they have experienced. Discover how the area has changed over the years.

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Show host: Stuart Birks, Iola Haggarty, and Don Esslemont Category: News, Issues and Current Affairs Language: English Website: Show's website Email: Email this show iTunesPodcasts on iTunes

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Manawatu Conversations-12-02-2019 - Episode 43
Lorraine Holtham pt 2
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Manawatu Conversations-05-02-2019 - Episode 42
Lorraine Holtham pt 1
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Manawatu Conversations-29-01-2019 - Episode 41
Andy Asquith
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Manawatu Conversations-22-01-2019 - Episode 40
Colleen Crooks pt 2
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Manawatu Conversations-15-01-2019 - Episode 39
Colleen Crooks - Pt1
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Manawatu Conversations-08-01-2019 - Episode 38
Reg Bridewell
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Manawatu Conversations-01-01-2019 - Episode 37
Relay For Life
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Manawatu Conversations-25-12-2018 - Episode 36
John Ward, and C. Mayhew British War Medal
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Manawatu Conversations-18-12-2018 - Episode 35
Colin Dyer pt 2
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Manawatu Conversations-11-12-2018 - Episode 34
Colin Dyer Pt 1
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Manawatu Conversations-04-12-2018 - Episode 33
Alison Mildon
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Manawatu Conversations-27-11-2018 - Episode 32 -
Dennis Quinn part 2
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Manawatu Conversations-06-11-2018 - Episode 29
Mike Behrens
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Manawatu Conversations-30-10-2018 - Episode 28
Margaret Beere
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Manawatu Conversations-23-10-2018 - Episode 27
Bev Quinn
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Manawatu Conversations-16-10-2018 - Episode 26
Barbara Bridewell
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Manawatu Conversations-09-10-2018 - Episode 25
Owen Dolan pt 2
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Manawatu Conversations-02-10-2018 - Episode 24
Owen Dolan pt 1
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Manawatu Conversations-25-09-2018 - Episode 23
Gwen Brown
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Manawatu Conversations-18-09-2018 - Episode 22 -
Barry Paul Slade pt 2
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Manawatu Conversations-11-09-2018 - Episode 21
Barry Paul Slade pt 1
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Manawatu Conversations-04-09-2018 - Episode 20
Ann 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.
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Manawatu Conversations-28-08-2018 - Episode 19
Ann 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.
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Manawatu Conversations-21-08-2018 - Episode 18
John 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.
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