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Manawatu Conversations

Local people giving recollections of the past, sometimes opinions of the future. Hear about the lives of people in your local community, where they are from and what they have experienced. Discover how the area has changed over the years.

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Show host: Stuart Birks, Iola Haggarty, and Don Esslemont Category: News, Issues and Current Affairs Language: English Website: Show's website Email: Email this show iTunesPodcasts on iTunes

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Manawatu Conversations-14-08-2018 - Episode 17
Eric Franklyn part 2
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Manawatu Conversations-07-08-2018 - Episode 16
Eric Franklyn part 1
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Manawatu Conversations-31-07-2018 - Episode 15
Bob Lawrence. Rugby player at school. Evacuated during WWII. Guns firing across the English Channel. Dunkirk evacuation. War experience. University (17 when left school, so not National Service). Father was a driver. Conscripted after university. Fleet Air Arm, met. officer.
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Manawatu Conversations-24-07-2018 - Episode 14
Anne Cheer - Part 2
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Manawatu Conversations-17-07-2018 - Episode 13
Part one of a two-part conversation with Anne Cheer. In Palmerston North until 8, then Woodville until 16. Palmerston North Central Normal School. Comparison of her schooling and later teaching. Using slates. Inkwells. Subjects taken. Discipline. Father an engine driver. Masterton earthquake 1942. Physical education. Games, marbles. High school in Woodville, 5th form class of 7, only girl in class. Working as 14 year old, sent to Auckland to Girls Grammar school. Parties. Few cars. Home life, shopping, home crafts, washing. Buying house with cash. Father and fishing.
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Manawatu Conversations-10-07-2018 - Episode 12
Perrin Family History Part 2
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Manawatu Conversations-03-07-2018 - Episode 11
Perrin family history part 1
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Manawatu Conversations-26-06-2018 - Episode 10 - Part 2
Freda Larsen - Part 2
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Manawatu Conversations-19-06-2018 - Episode 9 - Freda Larsen part 1

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Manawatu Conversations-12-06-2018 - Episode 8 - Abbeyfield remembers the War Years

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Manawatu Conversations-05-06-2018 - Episode 7 - Abbeyfield

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Manawatu Conversations-29-05-2018 - Episode 6 - NZ building methods and standards

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Manawatu Conversations-08-05-2018 - Episode 4 - Paul McRae Part 1

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Manawatu Conversations-02-05-2018 - Episode 3 - 50 years of PN Folk Club pt 2

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Manawatu Conversations - Starting April 17th 2018-17-04-2018 - Episode 1 - Waitoetoe Park
Describing the development of Waitoetoe Park by Friends of Waitoetoe Park and others. It is located by the Manawatu River in the Dittmer Drive area and has since been included in a Treaty Settlement with the Rangitane and renamed Ahimate Park. Native planting plus a “foraging area” with fruit trees, etc..
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