The last couple of decades for Speight’s had been rough. War, death and tragedy have been common themes. Now, Speight’s looked to the future to try and recover from these devestating setbacks and a lot of that was to do with some major developments in the science of brewing beer.
Read More 92 – Speight’s: The Scientific Revolution
We see Speight’s start to go into a major decline as pressures from the war, death of major figures and a fire take their toll on Speight’s.
Read More 91 – Speight’s: The Dark Times
The story of Speight’s continues! The prohibitionists are still at it and their making some pretty good headway, causing the NZ brewing industry to panic, meaning Speight’s will need to make a decision on whether they band together with other brewers or go it alone.
Read More 90 – Speight’s: Like a Zip
We continue our story of Speight’s brewery, seeing the rise of the prohibition movement. We talk about who these people were, why they hated alcohol so much and how they went about trying to get it banned, along with how Speight’s responded to it all.
Read More 89 – Speight’s: Rise of Prohibition
After going some of the background, we are now ready to begin the story of Speight’s properly! We will cover the how the founding trio met and some of their early hardships and successes.
Read More 88 – Speight’s: Three Men Walk into a Bar
We continue with the introduction to our series on Speight’s as we focus in on Dunedin specifically, talking about how it was founded, the key influences on the beer industry in the mid-19th century and generally paint the social and economic landscape that Speight’s would find itself in.
Read More 87: Speight’s – Birth of Dunedin
I’m very excited to share with you the first in a series of nine episodes on the history of one of Dunedin’s most well known beer brands, Speight’s! This episode we will be giving you some background knowledge of how beer is made and a quick overview of the Kiwi beer industry up until the 1870s.
Read More 86: Speights – Prologue
A dramatic retelling of the Rotorua love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai
Read More 85 – Hinemoa and Tutanekai
For our last episode on haka we talk all about the most famous haka, Ka mate. Detailing the life of its creator, one of Māoridom’s greatest military leaders, Te Rauparaha of Ngāti Toa.
Read More 84 – Kia Mau
Today we continue talking all about haka, what it is, its social importance and that sort of thing!
Read More 83 – Ka Rite