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Spectrum is a long-running documentary series – it began in 1972 – which captures the essence of New Zealand through stories, landscape and people.
||Spectrum's Life and Times (Part 1 of 2)||After 56 years in National Radio and 43 producing Spectrum, Jack Perkins is calling it a day. His swan song is a 2 part chat with Spectrum's co-founder, Alwyn (Hop) Owen about the life and times of Spectrum. The pair began Spectrum in 1972. (part 1 o||8/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Weaving the past into the future||Spectrum's Lisa Thompson travelled to Lake Rotoiti to meet a couple devoted to maintaining tradition and authenticity through the art of conservation.||8/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wairere Treasure Trove||A Swiss couple discover a rare geological treasure on their Northland property.||8/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Verse and Versatility||Roger Lusby's skills define versatility:- mechanic, builder, craftsman, recording engineer, musician, balladeer, performance poet. Based on experience, he's written about fruit picking in Central Otago, the Mckenzie Country, Canterbury's infamous Nor||8/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mr Tuna - saving the rangitaiki’s taonga||Bill Kerrison is helping save our native longfin eels or tuna. Each year he traps and transfers eels and other native fish species past a series of dams on the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of Plenty, so they can continue maturing or head out to sea to||8/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carpentry and Camaraderie||They come for the carpentry and the mateship, and along the way they're restoring an Whangarei landmark.||7/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Children's House||Maverick and visionary, Mother Suzanne Aubert was responsible for New Zealand's first purpose-built child daycare centre behind Wellington's Basin Reserve. Both government and the public were suspicious of the Home of Compassion Crèche, constructed||7/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Automata Nocturne: A Night at the Museum||This week on Spectrum - A Night at the Museum. Katy Gosset heads to the Catlins in search of the Lost Gypsy Gallery. In remote Papatowai, Blair Somerville crafts automata, or moving sculptures, from recycled materials and displays them over the summe||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|