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WTF Waikato - 14-01-2021( 0:20:29)       
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Creative Waikato has big plans and hopes for the wider arts scene. WTF producer Gary Farrow hears from chief executive Jeremy Mayall about what the not-for-profit is doing in 2021. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 1/14/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 07-01-2021( 0:28:23)       
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Jade Petaera-Nikora, residing in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, is starting a new personal blog and service called Azure Healing NZ. WTF producer Gary Farrow hangs out with Jade to learn more about her theta healing methods – and to experience some of them himself. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 1/7/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 24-12-2020( 0:24:57)       
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DEKA was an iconic Kiwi brand – some would even say, it still is. It ceased operation in 2001, but still standing in Huntly is the last remaining DEKA Sign, and for this episode, WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow went to Huntly to speak with two men who have allowed the sacred DEKA Sign to live on. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 12/24/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 21-12-2020( 0:28:15)       
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How can a cow live its life to the fullest? A beef farm worker at Hautapu introduces us to his unique relationship with his bovine herds. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 12/21/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 17-12-2020( 0:18:36)       
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The blue-wattled, silver-sheened North Island kōkako lives on the slopes of Mt Pirongia, after being reintroduced five years ago by Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society. Volunteer Brian Bowell takes WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow on a trip to try glimpse the elusive bird. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 12/17/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 14-12-2020( 0:28:22)       
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Sex is a contentious topic – but does it really have to be? In the Waikato and the rest of the world, it’s an ongoing conversation. While sex is an integral part of the human experience, a lot of aspects of it are still taboo – even some relatively basic ones that are relevant to a lot of people, let alone sexual aspects that are more niche. WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow speaks to Louise Bourchier, a sex educator from Kirikiriroa Hamilton. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 12/14/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 10-12-2020( 0:27:51)       
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Whāingaroa Raglan is internationally regarded for its surf breaks, its sustainable culture, and its modest size – but there’s more to the town than that. Much more. WTF Waikato heard from Mike Rarere, general manager of the Raglan Community House, to have a look at the town and hear about Whāingaroa’s looming challenges. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 12/10/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 03-12-2020( 0:24:49)       
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Upcycling is coming back into fashion in the Waikato – and that’s definitely the case at Go Eco in Kirikiriroa Hamilton’s Frankton. People have been gathering fortnightly this year to attend classes on how to make new, practical items from excess materials. Spoons and other utensils, bags, wreaths, plates and bowls are all in the repertoire. WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow, and popped into the class down in the bustling Frankton Village. He had a chat with the 74-year-old who was directing the class that day. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 12/3/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 30-11-2020( 0:27:56)       
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The ancient peat lakes of the Waikato are being threatened by farming activity. But some noble farmers, like Andrew Hayes, are teaming up with ecologists and the NZ Landcare Trust to give the lakes a chance at survival. WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow spoke to a power trio who are making great gains for the lakes. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 11/30/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 26-11-2020( 0:26:52)       
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Flourish is a leadership development programme for ethnic women in the Waikato. It is not easy for migrants or refugees to find their voice in any country, and Aotearoa New Zealand is no different. Flourish is run by the Waikato Settlement Centre specifically to empower and enable ethnic women to do anything they want to do. WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow attended Flourish’s graduation this November, and also had a chat with the class representatives, two participants in the programme themselves. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 11/26/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 23-11-2020( 0:27:53)       
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The Waikato Outdoor Society is a naturist club which has just paid off the mortgage on its land in Matangi after several decades. WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow made it along for the celebrations and to learn more about the clothes-free lifestyle. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 11/23/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 19-11-2020( 0:28:7)       
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BOON Street Art has become an institution in Hamilton City. Numerous talented artists’ massive murals now emblazon walls throughout the CBD. Walls that were previously drab and dull, or outright unsightly, are now monoliths of culture in Kirikiriroa. And now they’re spreading to the Waikato University campus. WTF Waikato producer Gary Farrow walked into the uni to talk to some of the BOON team while they were on the job. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 11/19/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 16-11-2020( 0:22:23)       
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Hamilton Car Club has been around for more than a century, and currently has over 200 members. It’s very important to the community built around it. Producer Gary Farrow heads down to the Hamilton Car Club to find out what has made it tick for so long. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 11/16/2020 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 12-11-2020( 0:24:46)       
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Saviour in a Cessna. The Mission Aviation Fellowship is an integral part of the infrastructure in 30 different countries, using small aircraft like the humble Cessna. The Mission visited Hamilton Airport to explain its operation and search for new recruits to the cause. Producer Gary Farrow went along to speak with them. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato, on WTF Waikato.
Published: 11/12/2020 4:30:00 PM

Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato. WTF Waikato takes you behind the scenes with wildlife sanctuaries, kava ceremonies, migrant resettlements, cultural marketplaces, llama farms, airplanes, trains, board games and nudists.


Host: Gary Farrow
Produced By: Free FM
Language: English
Category: Arts and Culture
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