Levin, New Zealand
American College students, Julia Adams from Carnegie Mellon University and Kayla Hollingsworth from Harvard University have said yes to an amazing opportunity to learn, study and be apart of a real working campaign in New Zealand through the Labour Party. On this day, International Connection Radio meet the students at Coffee & Politics an event taking place at Te Takere Library in Levin, New Zealand through Labour Party Candidate Rob McCann. Julia and Kayla are getting practical experience at McCann's office. The American students who would usually be on summer vacation home in the states decided to experience life abroad and hold this Coffee & Politics event. They both say because of New Zealand's country size, you get to practice real grassroots campaigning like they studied and read about in university. Kayla calls it an "intimate" relationship with constituents in New Zealand. "Making phone calls, going door to door, town hall meetings and just listening to what voters have to say" says Kayla. Some locals interested in American politics came out to hear what the students had to say and had questions of their own. As stated on McCann's email inviting locals “We are so excited to join the community of Otaki,” says Julia. “We came to New Zealand to experience a different political culture, and to learn how to best give voice to those typically not given one in a community. We hoped that by coming to New Zealand during an election year, we could bring the lessons we learn here and the stories we hear back to inform our own understanding of international and domestic politics, and how to be better public servants in our own communities.” Both students say not only have they fallen in love with New Zealand but the people and landscape are worth coming back to experience again. A big thank you to Labour member, Dave Hardman for informing ICRadio about this event.
From the High Tea to Celebrating 100 years of service the Womens Section at the Foxton RSA are always putting on the best events! June was a busy month as ladies and a gent dressed up for High Tea. All the china is donated for the event by a club member. Plus towards the end of the month, the ladies celebrated their service to the club and dressed in period costumes remembering days gone by. We always love taking pictures of the Womens Section and their happenings.
Dannevirke, New Zealand
Author and Broadcaster, Stu Frith, spent the morning of Tuesday, July 18th at the Dannevirke Library to talk about his cookbook Stu's Kitchen:taste bud testing. A local group came out to listen as Stu talked about why his cookbook was popular in America. Stu's Kitchen is a basic cookbook filled with New Zealand cuisine, gardening tips and color photos of his favorite dishes. Guest taste test Stu's jams, relishes and chutneys. It was a lovely morning and a well put on event by the staff at the Dannevirke Library.
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Foxton, New Zealand
Foxton residents, kids and supporters came out to help with the Te Waiora Community Gardens. Organizer, Artists & Gardener, Wendy Hodder, came up with the idea to turn the piece of land into a community gardens and paint a mural on a corrugated iron fence. The week long project brought together kids who spent their school holiday painting, digging dirt and planting vegetables. Plus, the Foxton Te Awahou Woman Lions Club did some digging and painting tires. The Foxton Mens Lions Club cooked sausages on the grill and made sure tummies had enough to eat. It was fun community project! A few pictures from the event. Thank you all involved in this project! A week of learning and living!
Cookbook Author Stu Frith continues to spice it up in the kitchen with new autumn sauces and chutneys. Stu's sweet & hot chili sauce is causing a burning sensation and his quince jelly spread is sweetening up dishes! Ngaire's Tomato Relish is a chutney recipe gifted to Stu by Barbara Woodward of Palmerston North, it was Barbara's mother's recipe and while we can't tell you the ingredients it taste delicious. Thank you Barbara!
On Monday, March 27th at the Manawatu Boating Club in Foxton Beach, New Zealand the Inner Smile Tai Chi Club of Palmerston North came to the beach for a day of Tai Chi, lunch, conversation, and fun! Over 30 members took to the green grass at the boating club for Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. People all over the world practice this art to stay healthy, stay in shape and relieve stress. According to Terry, the instructor for Inner Smile, "you are never to old or young to practice it". Before their warm up exercise, the group put good vibes into the air which they believe lead to a fisherman making a big catch. The Manawatu Boating Club provided a tasty and yummy lunch. Plus, ICRadio was invited to speak and bring along some of Stu's yummy jams and chutneys to try and for sell. If you want to learn more about this awesome club they meet at the Senior Citizens Assn Hall at 309 Main Street, Palmerston North on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30am and Wednesday evening at 5:30pm. Thank you Barbara, Andrew and Terry for having International Connection Radio at the event! Click on the pictures to see them fully.