Golden kiwi adventures

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Tono kōrero mai

A variety of brief interview excerpts from courageous, famous New Zealanders.

{Unidentified male} talks about how and why whale watch operations began in 1989.

An {unidentified male} who's completed the Coast to Coast, Mountain to the Sea, the Wild Challenge, the Peak to Peak and the Southern Traverse is interviewed by Kathryn Ryan.

An {unidentified elderly male} interviewee describes the treacherous conditions he encountered as his yacht hit storms in the Pacific Ocean, half way between America and New Zealand.

An {unidentified male} describes conditions and crew rapport aboard a waka that hit storms about a week out on their journey in the Pacific Ocean.

{Unidentified male} recalls his school's preparations to hide tanks, supplies and themselves from a retreating and distructive [Gourmantine army]. Once the Liberation Army arrived they set off with Max Wilkinson of Wellington to the Yeman oil fields

{Same unidenitfied male} tells why he writes about China.

Narrator tells the story about the famous Ōtago whaler and business man, Johnny Jones.

[Unidentified male} describes how Jones acquired the whaling station based at the mouth of the Waikouaiti river, a place now called Karitane, and worked it until 1843 when the scarcity of whales closed it down. Jones had a monopoly on supplies to the community and was known well for his abusive temper.

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Year 2000

Reference number 236293

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster
Ryan, Kathryn, Interviewer

Duration 00:34:57

Date 2000