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Write your story - Gail Long shares stories on behalf of her mother, living in a retirement village and a story about Fathers day. ( 0:11:51)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 15/05/2024 2:18:26 p.m.
Write your story - Shirley Clark joins us again in studio to talk about one of her many travel stories - this story is about an epic journey to Galapagos and walking the Inca trail. ( 0:21:1)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 12/05/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - This week we hear from Maureen Richardson who shares three stories from her series documenting her memories for family and friends( 0:25:19)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 5/05/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - with Sheila Phillips - joining us again bringing us 3 separate stories about procrastination, gratitude and unexpected kindness.( 0:20:45)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 28/04/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - Danelle Stella narrates her story about Lockdown 2020( 0:21:24)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 21/04/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - Yossarian Fay gives us 2 lovely stories - Sunnyside and Vegemite toast( 0:26:16)       
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From Yossarian Fay we have a couple of stories - the first is called ‘Sunnyside’, a story of her family’s connection with Christchurch’s first mental asylum. The second story is called ‘Vegemite Toast” – about her craving for vegemite toast which, when growing up, was top of her comfort food list. Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 14/04/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - The guest today is Waikanae resident Shirley Clarke. Shirley has led and continues to lead a very full and adventurous life.( 0:22:59)       
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The guest today is Waikanae resident Shirley Clarke. Shirley has led and continues to lead a very full and adventurous life. The story she is sharing with our community is one about her mum Ruby Janet was born in 1909. Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 7/04/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - Rhonda Edwards shares some of her delightfully surprising and interesting short stories including the Law Breaker and the Good Samaritan( 0:25:49)       
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Rhondas stories today are ; Law Breaker, Christmas Poise, and the Good Samaritan Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 31/03/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - June Rout share some of her stories including a fractured skull, finding jewellery and being prepared. Brownies Girl and girl Guides( 0:27:39)       
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As a 10 year old - June fractured her skull - and credits reading as part of recovery 2nd story - all that glitters - about a piece of jewellery and rubbish collection back in the day 3rd Story - be prepared - a story about being a brownie and girl guide. Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 22/03/2024 12:21:25 p.m.
Write your story - This week host Angela, and her husband Bill, share stories of memories of their Mums, "Around the Kitchen Table"( 0:15:20)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 17/03/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - Alasdair Finnie shares Memories of The Third Commonwealth Expedition - Comex 3 - from 1969( 0:31:0)       
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Today’s guest is Alasdair Finnie and he is sharing Memories of Comex 3 (The Third Commonwealth Expedition) - a 3 month trip across Europe to India and back which happened in 1969. Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 10/03/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Write your story - Yossarian Fay narrates a story about her great-grandad.( 0:27:50)       
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Yossarian has researched and documented her family history and today’s programme is about one of the characters she has written about. His name is Jack Hydes and this is also the title of her story about her great-grandad. Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 3/03/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Local funeral celebrant Gail Long shares her story about a plane trip misadventure on the Kapiti Coast in the 1980’s( 0:14:25)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 25/02/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Shopping in Bahrain with neo-natal nurse Sue Winstanley( 0:26:31)       
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This week Angela talks to Sue Winstanley, who did a two year neo-natal nursing stint in Saudi Arabia in the early 2000s - Sue shares some of her experience with a story called “Shopping in Bahrain” Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 17/02/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Linda Brewer talks about being Mrs Whippy!( 0:20:40)       
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In this episode Linda Brewer talks about being "Mrs Whippy". In the early 2000's, Linda and her husband purchased two Mr Whippy ice cream vans which they operated in the Wairarapa for 10 years. Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 11/02/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Rhonda Edwards narrates 3 of her life stories( 0:28:32)       
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Write your Story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 4/02/2024 9:45:00 a.m.
Valerie Gilchrist- seeing the light( 0:26:37)       
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This story written by Valerie shines the light on being a lighthouse keepers wife in New Zealand during the 1960's and 70's. Write your story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 28/01/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
Kos Zorzi - My Mother's Kitchen( 0:16:4)       
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This week Angela chats to Kos Zorzi, Greek Cypriot storyteller extraordinaire, about his short story and his short film. Write your story is a series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 21/01/2024 3:03:00 p.m.
New Year Update from Angela( 0:14:6)       
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A series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all.
Published: 12/01/2024 4:00:00 p.m.
Don Jefferys - Christmas Trees in Te Horo ( 0:23:16)       
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Donald Jeffery, and his wife Marilyn set up and operated Te Horo Christmas Trees on their section. They grew trees in various sizes and priced them accordingly. As the festive season approached it was a joy to meet so many families who came to choose their special tree, and as a result they met some unusual characters, some of which are described in Donald’s story.
Published: 15/12/2023 3:33:58 p.m.
June Rout Xmas( 0:12:53)       
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A series of stories, written and narrated by their authors. These "new" authors bring us a story they have put together recently and share with us all. This week, June Rout reads an Xmas story from her childhood.
Published: 8/12/2023 2:50:59 p.m.
June Rout - a shopping experience from days gone by( 0:16:41)       
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June Rout’s story is a memory about working in a 4 Square Corner Shop when she was a youngster. Our shopping experience all those years ago was so different to what we are accustomed to today. June shares her personal experience of working in the 4 Square Corner Shop and describes the nature of the goods that were available, the way that customer service was conducted in days gone by, and the characters who frequented the shop to get their provisions. This story provides insight into our social history.
Published: 1/12/2023 3:31:27 p.m.
Maureen Richardson's story - The first 7 Years( 0:27:52)       
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It was Maureen’s daughter who encouraged her to attend the ‘Write Your Story series of community workshops and get her life story down on paper for the family. Maureen joined the group, and as result, she decided to focus on her memories. The approach she has taken to writing her story is to document in manageable chunks. Maureen has started with her earliest memories and her first chapter is aptly called, The First 7 years.
Published: 25/11/2023 1:20:47 p.m.
A story by Linda Brewer and Jellied Eels!( 0:19:18)       
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This week, Linda Brewer shares her short story Jellied Eels in memory of her mum
Published: 17/11/2023 3:18:20 p.m.
Pam Simmonds NZ Here We Come( 0:25:28)       
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This weeks guest Pam Simmonds discusses her book "NZ Here We Come".
Published: 10/11/2023 3:09:55 p.m.
Shiela Phillipps - Holy Ground at the Petrol Pumps( 0:17:12)       
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Sheila Phillipps recalls a rainy cold and windy Hutt Valley evening when she experienced a divine act, which is indelibly written on her heart to this day.
Published: 3/11/2023 4:32:47 p.m.

After attending a series of community workshops for people who are interested in writing their life story or family history, writers share parts of their stories with listeners. These varied and surprising stories are as unique as the writers themselves.


Host: Angela Robertson

Produced By: Coast Access Radio

Language: English

Category: Interests and Hobbies

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