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WTS Waikato - 06-05-2021( 0:26:20)       
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Waikato TimeBank is a reciprocal community where members share skills, knowledge, talents and time with each other. It provides a welcome alternative to the financial system. That might sound like a challenging concept to some – transactions in a community that don’t involve money. WTS producer Gary Farrow spoke to a couple of TimeBank users and advocates - Tania Ashman and Camilla Carty-Melis - to learn about the not-for-profit community cooperative. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 5/6/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTS Waikato - 03-05-2021( 0:20:58)       
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Sunday the 2nd of May was Aotearoa’s National Alpaca Day, and the Cornerstone Alpaca Stud near Gordonton was open to the wider public in celebration. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along to grab some comment from camelids. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 5/3/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTS Waikato - 29-04-2021( 0:25:25)       
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Grrrl Fest places a spotlight on female and gender non-binary artists and talent in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. WTS producer Gary Farrow spoke with one of the organisers, Kat Waswo. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/29/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTS Waikato - 26-04-2021( 0:27:50)       
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The Monthly Dutch Market is held in Cambridge on the last Saturday of every month. You can find a selection of Dutch goods and foods to buy, games to play, and an opportunity to connect with Dutch people. WTS producer Gary Farrow went along to hear why the Dutch Market exists, and the story of the immigrants from the Netherlands who are in the Waikato. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/26/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTS Waikato - 22-04-2021( 0:27:24)       
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Lizards and other reptiles are fascinating creatures that have been on the Earth longer than humankind. There are some people who believe in reptilians, lizard people, humanoid reptiles that are living underground. Until the truth comes to light, WTS producer Gary Farrow settled for interviewing Reon Senior-Arnold, who lives in Kirikiriroa Hamilton and breeds leopard geckos - whose lizards probably turned out more interesting than reptoids. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/22/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTS Waikato - 19-04-2021( 0:25:12)       
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Love Your Bike Day returned to Kirikiriroa Hamilton's Claudelands Park. Hundreds of cyclists and their families turned out to take part in the fun event, and WTS producer Gary Farrow rode along too. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/19/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTS Waikato - 15-04-2021( 0:27:49)       
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Airsoft is a competitive team sport that is very similar to paintball. It provides players with a form of exercise, a way to develop skills in teamwork, camaraderie, and allows them to make new friends. Airsoft Waikato Incorporated members Mark 'Tinman' Willoughby and Simon 'Jackal' Mills approached WTS to inform people about the sport. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/15/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 12-04-2021( 0:28:22)       
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Glamilton Burlesque Academy's Midnight Mistress, Flirtini and Little Miss Innocent allowed WTF producer Gary Farrow to attend a burlesque class, and dispelled the back chat which goes on about the sensual, seductive art form. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/12/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 05-04-2021( 0:20:43)       
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Lawn mower racing is a hobby motorsport that is growing in popularity throughout the North Island, and it’s certainly built up a good following in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. WTF producer Gary Farrow attended the racing at the Cambridge track on Easter weekend. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 4/5/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 29-03-2021( 0:22:1)       
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Piper Blaster and her drag mother Gloriosole are two drag queens hailing from the Waikato. They performed as part of the Cambridge Autumn Festival, and because Gary was out of town, WTF assistant producer Wendy Farrow jumped at the opportunity to meet the queens and join the audience at the show. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/29/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 25-03-2021( 0:27:33)       
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Frankton Thunder has now grown into a whole mix of subcultures. WTF producer Gary Farrow spoke with event organiser Ken McGeady to trace how it became such a beast. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/25/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 22-03-2021( 0:26:28)       
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Waikato Cavy Club hosted a Guinea Pig Show at Eureka Hall, and WTF producer Gary Farrow went along to meet the club president and a loving owner. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/22/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 18-03-2021( 0:28:22)       
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Tauwhare Military Museum is one of the largest private collections of military vehicles and memorabilia in Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s all tucked away in some large sheds near Cambridge, but the historic items frequently make it out to public events. WTF producer Gary Farrow visited the museum to check out the emotional story behind the impressive collection. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/18/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 15-03-2021( 0:27:27)       
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Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing for short, is an unashamedly nerdy hobby practised throughout the world. There is a LARPing community in the Waikato, and one member, James Win, kindly agreed to give us an insight on what LARPers do, and why they do it. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/15/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 11-03-2021( 0:25:26)       
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The Wai Taiko Drummers are based at the University of Waikato in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along to their rehearsal to hear what they're all about. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/11/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 08-03-2021( 0:27:23)       
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The Hamilton Slot Car Club meets every second Friday. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along, and ended up getting right into the social sport. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/8/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 01-03-2021( 0:25:20)       
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Sex educator Louise Bourchier returns to WTF Waikato - this time to speak about female pleasure and the mysterious clitoris. Last year, she featured on WTF Waikato to talk about sex, and how it needs to be discussed more as an integral part of the human experience. You can listen back to that episode from December 2020 wherever you get your podcasts. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 3/1/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 25-02-2021( 0:27:26)       
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Off the coast of Whāingaroa Raglan swim the elusive Maui dolphins. They’re the rarest species of dolphin in the entire world – and we alone have the chance to save them from extinction. WTF producer Gary Farrow visited Jasmine Hunter at the Whāingaroa Environment Centre to hear the dolphins’ story. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/25/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 22-02-2021( 0:28:20)       
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The Waikato Aquarium Society is made up of people who have a passion for keeping various species of fish, aquatic plants, and other animals. Twice a year they have a Tank Crawl, where the club gets together and carpools around each other’s houses to check out their range of aquatic setups. WTF producer Gary Farrow stowed away with them. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/22/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 18-02-2021( 0:23:1)       
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The Laughter Club gathers every Tuesday morning at the Western Community Centre in the suburb of Nawton, in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. Instructor Sanjay Joshi leads a session of laughter yoga, which makes use of voluntary laughter for its psychological and physiological benefits. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along to check it out – and to take part as well. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/18/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 15-02-2021( 0:28:22)       
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Clans, kilts, pipe bands and steampunks were all a part of the Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo on Saturday the 13th of February. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along to catch some of the sights, sounds and stories of Scottish culture and history. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/15/2021 4:30:00 AM
WTF Waikato - 11-02-2021( 0:25:14)       
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If you noticed any roaring engines or sonic booms in the sky above the Waikato recently, it probably came from a rocket, built by hobbyists. The New Zealand Rocketry Association’s launch site is to the east of Huntly. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along on National Launch Day to check it out. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/11/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 08-02-2021( 0:28:25)       
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The Glen Afton Line is a piece of preserved railway out in the hills among the coal mines to the west of Huntly. The Bush Tramway Club are the passionate bunch of volunteers who keep the railway working, giving rides to the public and educating them about the area’s history. It’s more than just a case of big boy’s toys, though. WTF producer Gary Farrow went along for a chat with Teresa, Colin and Ian, who all work on the old railway. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/8/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 04-02-2021( 0:28:22)       
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February is Bike Month in Kirikiriroa Hamilton – so for this episode of WTF Waikato, producer Gary Farrow spoke to cycling advocates, Richard Porter of Bike Waikato, and Sasha Coburn of Coffee Culture. And it turns out, cycling is a lot more normal than many would think – it’s the system that puts up barriers. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 2/4/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 25-01-2021( 0:26:43)       
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Pekapeka, or long-tailed bats, are native to Aotearoa, and an essential part of the Waikato region’s ecosystems. On the 23rd of January, WTF producer Gary Farrow attended the educational Bat Fun Day at Hamilton Gardens, and met Harvey, a strong advocate for the bats who he instantly thought would be great to talk to for WTF. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 1/25/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 21-01-2021( 0:24:35)       
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There is a Book Fairy in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. She discretely hides books around the city, for people to find and read, before leaving it somewhere public for the next person. The fairy’s identity is largely unknown – but WTF producer Gary Farrow had a special chat with her, down at a Book Fairy picnic in Garden Place, and also spoke to prominent supporter and philanthropist Nancy Caiger. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 1/21/2021 4:30:00 PM
WTF Waikato - 18-01-2021( 0:25:9)       
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A range of delicious concoctions are being brewed in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. Made up of native plants, harvested with the help of a team of trained Rongoā practioners, Waikirikau Fermented Tī is now available to the community through a humble pop-up taproom in Frankton. Amy Tihema-Madden is the creative mind behind Waikirikau. WTF producer Gary Farrow went down to the pop-up taproom, at 206 Commerce St in Frankton Village, to hear her story and, of course, try some of the drinks. Come be enlightened to the quirkier social phenomena of the Waikato.
Published: 1/18/2021 4:30:00 PM
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. WTS 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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