Audio Curios: “From one side of the fault line to the other”

The long-term experiences and effects of the Canterbury earthquakes are woven through the many and varied broadcasts on Plains FM – Canterbury’s community access radio station.  An example is captured in ‘Bookenz’ a weekly programme highlighting new books and their authors, from both New Zealand and abroad.

Recently host Morrin Rout talked to Canterbury poets Joanna Preston and James Norcliffe about their anthology of earthquake poems Leaving the Red Zone.

Bookenz, 15/03/2016

You can hear more episodes of Bookenz here


This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently.

Audio from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of these items please contact


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