In our final addendum to the Speight’s episodes, we talk about the West Coast Beer Boycott which we had to skip over but is actually a really great story pitting the strong unions against an association of pubs. All over a one penny increase in the price of beer.
Read More 97 – The West Coast Beer Boycott
Today we talk about what has probably had the biggest impact on Aotearoa’s drinking culture, the (sometimes) legally enforced six o’clock closing time for pubs that went from 1918-1967. However you may know it by its more colloquial name that came about due to the rush of drinking it encouraged for those who finished work at 5pm, the six o’clock swill.
Read More 96 – The Six O’Clock Swill
As a sort of epilogue to our Speight’s episodes I am delving into the prohibition movement a little deeper to give you a fuller understanding of who these people were and what was going on!
Read More 95 – Temperance and Prohibition
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
The first of a three part series talking all about haka! What it is, what it means and hopefully clearing up a few misconceptions along the way!
Read More 82 – Taringa Whakarongo
Today we talk about more simple games that were played by kids, some that even resemble a few that you might recognise! We also discuss some European games that Māori took an interest in.
Read More 81 – Games for Kids
Pretty self explanatory from the title but today we are talking all about board games! Come and have a listen to what Māori were playing in their spare time!
Read More 80 – Board Games