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Shortz Ep 10 - Stormy seas, helicopters and mystery helpers...( 0:16:9)       
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Story one Mike and Joe get caught in a storm while out boating. A Kapiti landmark - and a chopper, come to their rescue. Story two While on a Kapiti Island walk, two boys are helped out by a Caretaker. The only problem was, he wasn’t there at all.
Published: 21/01/2024 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 9 - TV actually helped and Grandpa is closer than Fey thinks( 0:11:54)       
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Story one While out gathering wild rushes to take home to his Nanny, a boy uses TV knowledge to get out of trouble. Story two Fey hangs an ornament in her bedroom window to remember her Grandpa. He’s closer than she thinks.
Published: 20/01/2024 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 8 - A car crash and a precious thing is thrown away.( 0:14:52)       
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Story one Alice and her Nan get involved in a car crash, and are taken to Hospital. However, they were lucky. Story two Danni threw away something precious from her Dad, but what followed was just as touching as her Dad’s memory.
Published: 14/01/2024 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 7 - Foraging and weird stuff.( 0:12:30)       
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Story one When a family takes in a young girl to make her life better, she ends up teaching them a lesson about foraging. Story two Charlotte’s visit to the beach included making a mermaid sand sculpture. But what happened that night was weird.
Published: 13/01/2024 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 6 - beach dunes, birthdays and and interesting fishing trip( 0:16:2)       
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Story one Brothers race across beach dunes on their bikes, but a thought is planted, and they realise the error of their ways. Story two Ben got a visit to the Hurricanes stadium for his birthday, but realised afterwards, his other present was way better. Story three Samson had wanted a dog for ages. While out fishing one day he saw something better … but was it right ?
Published: 7/01/2024 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 5 - Large smelly things and reading problems( 0:13:29)       
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Story one Alexandra has to get out of the house, but bumps into something large and smelly, with teeth. But what is it ? Story two A boy with reading and writing difficulties, has problems at home. But help and recovery is on hand.
Published: 6/01/2024 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 4 - Bizarre dreams and a story of friendship Somali boy story( 0:14:32)       
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Story one A girl with a fixation with gulls, has difficulty sleeping, and in a bizarre dream, mixes reality with fantasy. Story two A Somali boy ends up in a local school, where three boys help him to fit in, and form another friendship.
Published: 31/12/2023 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 3 - close encounters and some trouble with the Police!( 0:15:27)       
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Story one Brothers, Simon and Daniel, had a close encounter with something under their house. What could it be ? Story two A girl and her friend play a trick on a troublesome schoolgirl, only to end up in trouble with the Police.
Published: 30/12/2023 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 2 - an accident at home with Dad and an art contest with a sting - what does this all mean?( 0:16:29)       
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Story one Ben had an accident helping Dad at home, but his injury became cool on his return to surfing. Story two A girl and her friend Maddie entered an art contest, with a sting in the tail about what she chose to do.
Published: 24/12/2023 6:00:00 a.m.
Shortz Ep 1 - A Treasure hunt and a rescue( 0:16:10)       
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Story one A boy and his best friend go searching for treasure with a metal detector. What did they find? Story two Ally and her Auntie Lisa rescue a bird on the beach, and help the little warrior recover and fly free.
Published: 23/12/2023 6:00:00 a.m.

Narrated for young and not so young, these stories come from the book Shortz - stories from Kapiti. Written by the kids of Kapiti, this selection of stories will keep the little ones (and not so little) entertained.

Host: Various

Produced By: coast access radio

Language: English

Category: Children and Youth

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