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New Zealand Pocket Radio

Kia ora! New Zealand Pocket Radio is a grassroots podcast network located in Woodhill, New Zealand and with a focus on local programming, oral history and human-interest podcasts. We hope that you enjoy the podcasts and look forward to hearing your feedback. If you have a great story to tell or an idea for a podcast, please leave a comment or send us an email.
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Oct 4, 2015

Today's episode is the last in the present series – and provides a taste of what is coming in the next. When we return later in the year, we will be back with a new series. Based on a blog called 'Looking For No.8 Wire', the series takes a personal look at just what it takes to leave everything behind to begin again on the other side of the world.

 

Show notes

For links concerning the events mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes on the New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Sep 25, 2015

Today's episode is the second about various blog posts I wrote concerning terrorist attacks carried out in London by the IRA and Al Qaeda before we emigrated to New Zealand.

Show notes

For links concerning the events mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes on the New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Sep 20, 2015

Episode Summary

Today's episode, the first of two, draws on various blog posts I wrote about two terrorist attacks in London, those carried out by the IRA in February 1996 and Al Qaeda in July 2005, just before we left London for New Zealand. While there are no graphic details, it deals with content that may be upsetting for some.

Show notes

To see a picture of my London shirt and for links concerning the events mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes on the New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Sep 12, 2015

Episode Summary

Today's episode is a special treat for those who enjoyed last week's walk around the farm. Once again, we're heading out the back door but this time it's midnight and moonlit as we go in search of a hungry little fella.

Show notes

You can check out pictures of the farm and the new arrivals, including Pip the rejected orphan, at our New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Sep 4, 2015

Episode Summary

Today, Dad's Diary heads out the back door to bring you an outside broadcast from around the farm, taking a look around the place and meeting some new arrivals!

Show notes

You can check out pictures of the farm and the new arrivals at our New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Aug 29, 2015

Episode Summary

Today’s podcast is the conclusion of a two-part story from our experiences living in rural New Zealand.

Show notes

You can check out pictures of the farm and the Palais de Poulet at our website -  newzealandpocketradio.wordpress.com

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Aug 22, 2015

Episode Summary

The first three podcasts in this series provided a glimpse of our old life in inner-city London. Today’s podcast is the first of a two-parter that balances those episodes with a story from our present life in rural New Zealand. 

Show notes

You can check out pictures of the farm and the Palais de Poulet at our website -  newzealandpocketradio.wordpress.com

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away. 

Aug 14, 2015

Episode Summary

Today’s story is the third in a short series of three – about patience, pester power and pets.

Show notes

Sadly, young Jasper fell victim to a speeding motorist in London and Freddie, who had been bridesmaid at our wedding, passed away before we emigrated. Tillie, however, made the journey to New Zealand (along with a couple of others) for another ten happy years before dying a few months back.

You can check out pictures of Jasper, Tillie and Freddie at our website -  newzealandpocketradio.wordpress.com

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Aug 9, 2015
Episode Summary
 
Today’s story is the second in a short series of three – about patience, pester power and pets.
 
Show notes
 

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Aug 6, 2015

Episode Summary

Today’s story is the first in a short series of three – about patience, pester power and pets.

Show notes

The Isle of Dogs [Wikipedia]

South Kaipara

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Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

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