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.
New Zealand Author and Foodie, Stu Frith, has published Stu's Kitchen: taste bud testing to great response! Stu's book almost sold out in America and is doing very well home in New Zealand. The Foxton Beach resident says "I was raised on a farm and always had a love for food" so "I decided to put basic kiwi recipes into an easy to read cookbook". Stu was surprised by how many Americans where interested in kiwi recipes. He says "the Americans are keen to try and learn how to make the pavlova " and "they seem to love my stuffing recipe". American's became interested in Stu's food because he post pictures on his face book fan page International Connection Radio, an online radio station he owns and operates. He adds recipes are in large bold text for easy reading and a spiral binding makes its easy to lay flat. In August, the cookbook will be available as an e-book with updated recipes for Stu's Jams and Chutneys. "My fruit for the jams and chutneys come from Hawke's Bay" says Frith. "Its something special about how that region grows fruit." You can find Stu's Kitchen: taste bud testing in the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington and Levin's Te Takere or order a copy directly from Stu at firstname.lastname@example.org
His next appearance is on Tuesday, July 18th at the Dannevirke Library at 10:30 am. It's a FREE event!
Below are pictures from the cookbook, of Stu and happy customers
On Tuesday, 31st of January, Author and Foodie, Stu Frith, held his cookbook party at Te Takere Horowhenua Culture and Community Centre at the Levin Library. It was a packed room! Stu discussed his cookbook Stu's Kitchen: taste bud testing and talked about why he wrote a book with basic kiwi recipes. Morning tea was plentiful! Thank you to Aroha Allen for baking chocolate chips cookies, date loaf, fudge cake and jam biscuits. Thanks to Kiri Makareta Nga-Rita Pepene for organizing the event and putting on a first class event for Stu! A special shout out to Kim and Tony Stewart and Raewyn Hardman for looking after the tables. Look for Stu's Kitchen: taste bud testing out as an e-book in March.
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On the outside it looks like your average summer camp for kids, but this is, CAMP QUALITY, a camp for kids with cancer. International Connection Radio had the opportunity to spend the day with kids, staff and volunteers at Nga Tawa Diocesan School in Marton, New Zealand the location of the Wellington Central District camp for summer 2017. Camp Quality New Zealand is a volunteer charitable trust dedicated to running camps where fun, friendship and a can-do culture inspire children living with cancer to overcome the challenges cancers brings. It's all about laughter, learning and lions! Individuals, companies, non-profits, nurses, drivers, kitchen staff, friends, family and volunteers come together every summer to make the camping experience one the kids will never forget. This summer's theme was Olympic 2017. Campers took part in sack racing, noodle hockey, water balloon throwing, and blindfold racing. Plus, special guest's at the camp was para swimmer, Mary Fisher and hockey player, Kayla Whitelock, both medal winners. The two Olympians signed autographs and took pictures with campers. Special thanks to Murray and Jacque Neilson and Paul Shailer for a wonderful day and for the invitation! A few pictures at Camp Quality CQ! Also, thank you to our ICRadio Ambassador's Charlotte and Aymee for representing our online radio station www.icradio.online
Foxton Beach, New Zealand:
Every summer, the street closes, fold up chairs come out, tables line the street, balloons blow in the Foxton Beach wind, grills cook up sausages and friends come together for the annual summer Andresen Street Party! It's a time to catch up, eat and let the kids run free. This year, Deborah Campbell
(co-ordinator) and Merv Steele (chairperson) from the Horowhenua Neighbourhood Support Group came along to see how Andresen Street puts on a party. Thank you to Dave & Raewyn Hardman for organizing it again this summer! A big thank you to Nigel and Penny and Bruce and Mairi for the work they put in behind the scenes to make it a successful event. A few pictures from the day!