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Free FM – The Free Breakfast

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Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 08-07-2020( 0:5:44)       
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Host Gary Farrow speaks with Tania Ashman from Go Eco, about Living Lightly for the Faint Hearted - an adult night class running at Fraser High School from 30 July.
Published: 7/8/2020 1:15:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 06-07-2020( 0:8:29)       
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Bryan Smith speaks with Labour's electorate candidate for Hamilton East, Jamie Strange.
Published: 7/6/2020 1:30:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 06-07-2020( 0:9:51)       
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Bryan Smith speaks to Hamilton East MP David Bennett for an update.
Published: 7/6/2020 1:30:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 03-07-2020( 0:10:36)       
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Host Mark Bunting speaks with Chloe Boerema about her marriage celebrant business, Marry Me Chloe.
Published: 7/3/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 03-07-2020( 0:5:58)       
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Update on the Waikato River taxi services.
Published: 7/3/2020 10:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 30-06-2020( 0:17:15)       
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Kelli Pike speaks with Gary Farrow about his new podcast HyperLocal, which is all about Kirikiriroa Hamilton.
Published: 6/30/2020 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 30-06-2020( 0:20:7)       
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Kelli Pike speaks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate.
Published: 6/30/2020 10:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 29-06-2020( 0:23:14)       
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Bryan Smith speaks with Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe.
Published: 6/29/2020 1:45:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 24-06-2020( 0:10:50)       
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Host Gary Farrow speaks to Waikato district councillor Lisa Thomson for the Raglan Fortnightly.
Published: 6/24/2020 1:15:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 23-06-2020( 0:13:18)       
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Kelli Pike speaks with Jeremy Mayall, CEO of Creative Waikato, about the Kotahitanga Through Creativity project.
Published: 6/23/2020 11:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 15-06-2020( 0:24:55)       
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Host Bryan Smith speaks with Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe.
Published: 6/15/2020 2:00:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 09-06-2020( 0:10:13)       
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Host Kelli Pike speaks with Katy King, Chair of North East Community Hub, about the proposed Kainga Ora development and how we can be informed, and engage in the process.
Published: 6/9/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 08-06-2020( 0:15:48)       
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Bryan Smith speaks to Hamilton East MP David Bennett.
Published: 6/8/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 08-06-2020( 0:8:17)       
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Bryan Smith speaks with Labour MP Jamie Strange from Hamilton East.
Published: 6/8/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 25-05-2020( 0:21:45)       
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Bryan Smith talks to Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe.
Published: 5/25/2020 11:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 20-05-2020( 0:10:52)       
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Gary Farrow speaks to Waipa deputy mayor and Mighty River Domain manager Liz Stolwyk about the area dealing with the Covid-19 fallout.
Published: 5/20/2020 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 19-05-2020( 0:20:13)       
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Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate and Kelli Pike cover the proposed Flagstaff development, the purchasing of Peacocke properties, recycling and the new Institute of Skills and Technology HQ.
Published: 5/19/2020 1:45:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-05-2020( 0:23:26)       
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Bryan Smith speaks to Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe for the first time since Covid-19 lockdown began.
Published: 5/18/2020 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 15-05-2020( 0:12:49)       
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Mark Bunting chats to former New Zealand rower Rob Hamill who is currently stuck in lockdown in Australia.
Published: 5/15/2020 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 15-05-2020( 0:5:34)       
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Mark Bunting speaks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate as the country heads into Alert Level 2.
Published: 5/15/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 15-05-2020( 0:5:47)       
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Mark Bunting speaks to Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chief executive Jason Dawson about the Budget and what it means for the tourism sector.
Published: 5/15/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 06-05-2020( 0:12:20)       
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Gary Farrow speaks to Waikato River Explorer managing director Darren Mills about the idea of a commuter ferry service on the Waikato.
Published: 5/6/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 04-05-2020( 0:7:48)       
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Want to get away from it all after Covid-19? International travel may not be all that appealing. Mike Williams looks at likely changes to the overseas travel experience.
Published: 5/4/2020 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 29-04-2020( 0:14:54)       
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Gary Farrow talks to Fraser High School director of adult community education, Peter Faulkner, about the online adult classes which are starting from next week.
Published: 4/29/2020 2:15:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 24-04-2020( 0:10:56)       
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Jason McCarthy served for many years with the Australian military for many years and has been a Hamiltonian ever since. We often hear about ex military folk suffering mentally and emotionally as they integrate back into civilian life - Jason explains very simply why it is so hard.
Published: 4/24/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 20-04-2020( 0:17:24)       
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Hamilton residents can now access social service support during COVID-19 at their fingertips thanks to a pioneering community response website ‘heretohelpu.nz‘. Community Waikato Chief Executive Holly Snape talks bout the initiative with Mike Williams.
Published: 4/20/2020 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-04-2020( 0:15:12)       
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A woman from small-town NZ tells us her horrible yet inspiring story about the real experience of COVID-19. What’s it like when 3 out of 4 people in your house have it and you don’t? What’s it like in small-town New Zealand when people find out?
Published: 4/17/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 14-04-2020( 0:8:55)       
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Mark Bunting speaks to Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate.
Published: 4/14/2020 3:00:00 PM
Free FM - The Free Breakfast – 07-04-2020( 0:7:55)       
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Mark speaks with Phil Grey about two initiatives to support our favourite local venue - Nivara Lounge. Soscafe.nz, and a brand new fundraising album
Published: 4/7/2020 9:30:00 AM
Free FM - The Free Breakfast – 07-04-2020( 0:24:38)       
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Mark Bunting talks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate on a regular feature during the lockdown.
Published: 4/7/2020 9:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 03-04-2020( 0:21:17)       
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Mark Bunting speaks witth Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate about the city's Covid-19 response.
Published: 4/3/2020 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 27-03-2020( 0:14:26)       
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In this episode, Mark Bunting talks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate about the lockdown.
Published: 3/27/2020 9:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 25-03-2020( 0:5:30)       
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In this episode, Gary speaks to Volunteering Waikato general manager Heather Moore about what the organisation is doing to help the community during the Covid-19 situation.
Published: 3/25/2020 12:30:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 25-03-2020( 0:11:56)       
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In this episode, Gary speaks to Jo Wrigley of Go Eco and Kaivolution about how those organisations are copying with Covid-19 Alert Level 4.
Published: 3/25/2020 12:15:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 20-03-2020( 0:14:30)       
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Social distancing was covered when we had Mayor Paula Southgate join us on this morning’s Free Breakfast to discuss the city’s response to the emerging pandemic, and how council is thinking hard about supporting local businesses and communities through an extremely challenging time.
Published: 3/20/2020 9:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-03-2020( 0:14:26)       
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In this episode, Gary speaks to Raglan councillor Lisa Thomson about the ward's response to Covid-19.
Published: 3/18/2020 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 16-03-2020( 0:14:56)       
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In this episode, Bryan talks to Hamilton East MP David Bennett.
Published: 3/18/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-03-2020( 0:12:3)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate about the impact of the coronavirus locally, tweaks to the annual plan and futurehamilton.co.nz.
Published: 3/17/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-03-2020( 0:14:7)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to John Berry, CEO of CareSaver Kiwisaver, about riding out the economic shock of the coronavirus and how you can align your values and kiwisaver investment.
Published: 3/17/2020 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 11-03-2020( 0:8:53)       
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Gary speaks to Insight Endometriosis manager Annette Evans about the Purple Walk, fundraising and promotin awareness for Endometriosis, which affects 1 in 5 women.
Published: 3/11/2020 10:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 06-03-2020( 0:6:26)       
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In this episode, Mark Bunting talks to Cara Ferris about the Waikato Show.
Published: 3/9/2020 11:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 04-03-2020( 0:15:42)       
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Raglan Fortnightly... Waikato district councillor for the Raglan ward, Lisa Thomson, introduces herself for this new Free Breakfast feature which will keep track of news and events in the coastal town and surrounds.
Published: 3/4/2020 2:45:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 02-03-2020( 0:13:33)       
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Brian speaks to Hamilton East MP David Bennett.
Published: 3/2/2020 11:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 26-02-2020( 0:13:56)       
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In this episode... Gary Farrow talks to Em Holdaway, founder of the Good Fund, a charity which supports women who are menstruating get access to sanitary products.
Published: 2/26/2020 10:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 26-02-2020( 0:11:44)       
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In this episode... Gary Farrow talks to Councillor Maxine van Oosten about the success of Love Your Bike Day, and what the next steps should be to advocate for cyclists in Hamilton City.
Published: 2/26/2020 10:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 21-02-2020( 0:13:34)       
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In this episode... She's Old, Bold and Going Nowhere – K-M Adams stars in her solo show at the Meteor Theatre next Thursday to Saturday (27-29 Feb). She joins Mike Williams to talk about creating the show and then facing the reality of actually doing it!
Published: 2/21/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 12-02-2020( 0:29:39)       
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In this episode... An Iliad is on stage at The Clarence Street Theatre on Wednesday 18th for one performance only as part of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival – Mike Williams caught up with actor Michael Hurst, who stars in this epic piece, in collaboration with Shayne P Carter.
Published: 2/18/2020 12:45:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-02-2020( 0:10:4)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Chris and Matt Williams about The Tower of Song - a collaborative project with art of and music, from the great masters of musical storytelling.
Published: 2/18/2020 10:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-02-2020( 0:14:53)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate about city development, the four well-beings and making decisions on the future of the Municipal pool and Founders theatre spaces.
Published: 2/18/2020 10:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 11-02-2020( 0:20:7)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Jeremy Hantler, band wrangler and frontman for the Harmonic Resonators - a country / folk band joining the Nukes at The Meteor this Friday (14 February).
Published: 2/11/2020 10:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 31-01-2020( 0:13:48)       
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Kelli talks to Kit Jeffries about why Kawhia is the place to be on Saturday 1 February.
Published: 1/31/2020 12:00:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-01-2020( 0:17:12)       
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Carla Werner is a NZ-born singer/songwriter with a rich and varied career spanning many genres over the last 30+ years. She's visiting Hamilton, playing at Nivara Lounge tonight as one half of N8VSOUL, with bassist Alison Wünderland. Carla spoke with Mike Williams in this morning's show.
Published: 1/17/2020 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 16-01-2020( 0:21:36)       
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In this episode... We were joined this morning by local Bluegrass legend Paul Trenwith, discussing all thing Kiwi Bluegrass, and next month’s second Kiwigrass Festival…. AND a little bit of live banjo playing!
Published: 1/16/2020 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 14-01-2020( 0:9:40)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Toni Garson, director of Musikmakers Hamilton’s Madagascar Jnr which is on at Riverlea Theatre from 14-18 January
Published: 1/14/2020 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-12-2019( 0:14:22)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Julie Clauusen (Strategy and Corporate planning at the Hamilton City Council) about the ‘four well-beings’ and development of a climate action plan.
Published: 12/17/2019 11:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-12-2019( 0:14:50)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate about the 2020 annual and 10 year plan and resolving the longstanding issues of Founders and the Municipal buildings.
Published: 12/17/2019 11:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 03-12-2019( 0:13:12)       
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In this episode... How are your budgeting skills? Christmas is looming, so Kelli Pike talks to Tony Agar the Manager of Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Services Trust about preparing for Christmas, and the services they offer.
Published: 12/3/2019 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 26-11-2019( 0:13:13)       
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In this episode... Conversations we need to have with our teens. White Ribbon Manager Rob McCann talks with Kelli Pike about disrupting toxic stereotypes and promoting healthy relationships.
Published: 11/26/2019 9:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 22-11-2019( 0:15:49)       
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In this episode... DOGFIGHT! Bring an ugly girl to a party! Mike talks with Nick Braae and Charlette Isaac from Bold theatre about their latest production at The Meteor!
Published: 11/22/2019 9:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 21-11-2019( 0:14:20)       
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In this episode... Election Reform — we could be looking at changes. Kelli Pike discusses this with the Hon Nanaia Mahuta, plus Maori representation in local government and the mahi she is doing within her Maori development portfolio.
Published: 11/21/2019 10:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 19-11-2019( 0:13:9)       
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In this episode... What can you expect from the new Hamilton City Council's committee structure? Mayor Paula Southgate discusses this with Kelli Pike, and talks about the opening of Waiwhakareke.
Published: 11/19/2019 9:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 14-11-2019( 0:17:59)       
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In this episode... Cate Prestidge talks with Mike Williams about Morrinsville Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors – opening on Nov 21st. Tickets through iTicket.co.nz
Published: 11/14/2019 8:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 13-11-2019( 0:25:23)       
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In this episode... “Small cities are the new black” says Steve Burgess who is in Hamilton for the Trafinz Conference. He talks with Mark Bunting.
Published: 11/13/2019 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 12-11-2019( 0:14:28)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Zeta Mohn from the YWCA about how 2019 is shaping up.
Published: 11/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 05-11-2019( 0:13:10)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Robert Moore – Lead Researcher for 'Stories from Kirikiriroa Hamilton Community House'.
Published: 11/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 29-10-2019( 0:17:28)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Dr Richard Swainson (Auteur House) about two Hamilton Fringe Festival events ‘What’s My line’ & ‘House on Haunted Hill’ – neither of which clash with the rugby.
Published: 10/29/2019 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 23-10-2019( 0:9:30)       
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In this episode... Mark Bunting speaks with Hamilton’s new Mayor Paula Southgate about the just-announced new committee structure and the ‘blue sky thinking’ she’s expecting from our elected councillors.
Published: 10/23/2019 9:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 24-09-2019( 0:12:52)       
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In this episode... Kelli talks to Kahurangi Carter, who is bringing her one woman comedy show Aroha is a Maaori to the Toi Waahine festival.
Published: 9/24/2019 11:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 20-09-2019( 0:16:32)       
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In this episode... Mike Williams talks with Nate Taiapa – retiring host of Go FEET Radio and The Blues Room. Nate has a long history of association with the station and the music scene in the region. The Blues Room ends with a two-hour special jam on Wednesday September 25.
Published: 9/20/2019 9:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 17-09-2019( 0:11:2)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Thomas LaHood from Barbarian productions about 'Soft and Hard', a play which is part of the Toi Wahine festival. It's a complex and hilarious exploration of gender roles by a married couple.
Published: 9/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 13-09-2019( 0:11:22)       
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In this episode... Cate Prestidge talks with Peppa Torre — organiser of the 16th annual Hispanic Festival, which is being held at Hamilton Gardens on Saturday 14 September.
Published: 9/13/2019 9:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 13-09-2019( 0:12:25)       
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In this episode... Cate Prestidge talks with Dave Stearns, director of the play 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' which opens at Cambridge's Gaslight Theatre on Saturday 14 September.
Published: 9/13/2019 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 03-09-2019( 0:9:5)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Mary and Kathy from the Music Moves me Trust, about the value of music as a therapy for people living with dementia and their upcoming Lake Walk fundraiser.
Published: 9/3/2019 10:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 28-08-2019( 0:10:57)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Hamilton Mayor Andrew King about the Hamilton-Auckland corridor, the relationship with central government and the Living Wage.
Published: 8/28/2019 12:00:00 PM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 22-08-2019( 0:14:45)       
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In this episode... Cate Prestidge talks with Mike Williams about the stage show Catch Me If You Can, which opens at Riverlea Theatre on August 31.
Published: 8/22/2019 10:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 06-08-2019( 0:7:4)       
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In this episode... Kelli Pike talks to Elijah Dawson from Waikato Left Network about the Kirikiriroa Ihumatao solidarity picket.
Published: 8/6/2019 10:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 31-07-2019( 0:10:30)       
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In this episode... Mark Bunting talks with Cara Ferris from Showing Waikato about the 127th Waikato A&P show which is on at Claudelands Showgrounds from November 1-3.
Published: 7/31/2019 9:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 24-07-2019( 0:17:30)       
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In this episode... Mark Bunting talks with Wiremu Puke about ancient carvings, Kirikiriroa pa sites and what suburbs are we putting in the wrong place.
Published: 7/24/2019 8:45:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 19-07-2019( 0:15:3)       
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In this episode... Mike Williams talks with Hamilton composer Janet Jennings about the success of the her work 'Play-Pen' which was recorded at the Gallagher Centre for the Performing Arts in 2018. The recording has been in the top 10 of Classical sales charts for six weeks.
Published: 7/19/2019 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-07-2019( 0:11:2)       
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Cate Prestidge talks to John Remfry, director of ‘Relatively Speaking’ a raucous comedy showing at Te Aroha Little Theatre from Saturday 20 July.
Published: 7/18/2019 9:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-07-2019( 0:12:47)       
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Cate Prestidge talks to Waikato District Council Democracy Manager Brendan Stringer.
Published: 7/18/2019 9:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 16-07-2019( 0:9:37)       
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Kelli Pike talks to Rashmi Bhati about this week’s Art of Living course, where participants will learn the practice of Sudarshan Kriya.
Published: 7/16/2019 9:00:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 09-07-2019( 0:12:5)       
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Kelli Pike talks to University of Waikato Prof Mark Harcourt about research around automatic enrolment in union membership as a tool to address inequality.
Published: 7/9/2019 11:30:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 19-06-2019( 0:9:27)       
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Mark talks with Lauren about the Hamilton light festival
Published: 7/2/2019 10:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 18-06-2019( 0:14:47)       
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Kelli Pike talks with Hamilton Mayor, Andrew King.
Published: 6/18/2019 9:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 14-06-2019( 0:17:58)       
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Mike Williams talks with Waikato Police Iwi Liaison Officer Anaru Grant about alternative resolutions strategies and the way this is changing outcomes for people who make mistakes in life.
Published: 6/14/2019 11:15:00 AM
Free FM – The Free Breakfast – 13-06-2019( 0:13:22)       
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Cate Prestidge talks with Kira Josephson about her starring role in Hamilton Operatic Society's production of Sweet Charity, which opens next week.
Published: 6/13/2019 2:45:00 PM