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This week on your community radio show Te Pae 14-20 Sept

This week on Te Pae on 88.2FM , 12-2pm daily and 6-8pm (Sunday to Thursday) with host Kaia Hawkins in the last of our election issue series we discuss Income inequality in New Zealand with Max Rashbrooke, Wellington-based author and journalist, we have a performance from the Kapiti Youth Orchestra, a Squawk from Te Ra School and Phoebe talks to Anthony Dreaver about some items found on Paekakriki beach. A big welcome to a new addition to the production team Elyse Robert who is with us for community notices. We’d love to hear from you p[email protected]. Also streaming at

Te Pae September 6 – 13

This week on Te Pae on 88.,2Fm , 12-2pm daily and 6-8pm (Sunday to Thursday) with host Mark Amery we get to play you (in the first hour of the show) a fantastic discussion on the major environmental issues affecting your vote and where the politcial parties sit as we head into the election with Kevin Hackwell of Forest and Bird and local Pete Handford (Groundtruth). We’re joined by Plimmerton singer songwriter Niels Gedge for a live set and have the sports roundup with Gerry. Community Notices at 1pm and 7pm, and then in the second part of the show we hear from a political party you may well have never even heard of, even though it has campaigned at every election since the mid 1950s. Mana & Wellington candidates for party Democrats for Social Credit Ron England and James Knuckey will discuss their party’s platform to reform our economic system. The party believe the development of the modern banking has resulted in nations losing the power to issue most of their own money leaving a  financial system, worldwide,  based on debt. They promise  a guaranteed income for kiwis of all ages. Given their chances of being in government, we find out what drives the campaigning of a small politcal party.

We were sad to find Te Pae off-air last week due to a wifi issue beyond our control.  Thanks for your patience – we are all back on at the station with all new shows this week, running 10am to 11pm

And do tell your friends and neighbours that with our transmitter now up the hill not only should everyone in Paekakariki now be able to hear us at 88.2Fm, but most of Raumati and Paraparaumu  and parts of Pukerua Bay as well. We’d love to hear how your reception is  at p[email protected]. Also streaming at

A world first – Live stream of Bongmaster at St Peters

Nau mai haere mai. A historic Paekakariki ocassion! Saturday 6 September 10pm to midnight we’re trialing a world first – a live stream of a  sold-out gig at the resonant wooden hall of St Peters in the seaside village of Paekakariki.  It’s surely the first time a concert from this celebrated venue has ever been broadcast.

It’s  BONGMASTER.  This is the second live jam in 7 years, re-uniting original players Aaron Tokona, Andreas Lepper, Dallas Tamaira, Iain Gordon, Maaka McGregor, MU & Warren Maxwell. This music will be good for the soul!

Apologies for any sound issues or silences – as with any world first there may well be twiddling.

Listen on 88.2FM if you’re on the Kapiti Coast, click here to hear our radio stream anywhere in the world or via the embedded player below. Awesome.



Spring awakening! New shows and a new schedule

It’s spring next week! And we here at centre of the centre of the universe are as proud as a Tui singing its spring song  to announce a new schedule and a pile of new shows, beginning 2pm Sunday 31 August.

From Sunday we also broadcast one extra hour a day, interrupting the birds an hour earlier at 10am and running through to 11pm.

Your new shows:

2pm Sundays Not at the Table

Poetry from the heart, the head, the desk or shed, from Mississippi to Moscow, Invercargill to Isfahan. With Rob Hack

9pm Sundays The Unusual Suspects
Journey around the world lovers of strange underground breaths of fresh air, and more with Isla View.
5pm Mondays Globe Hoppers Each month a different country – music, food and facts – with guests who’ve visited. With Vita, Phoebe, Connie and Stellar-Mia.  
9pm Mondays Soundchick Random genres and decades: a little country, a dash and splash of alt, a pinch of industrial, add a little metal and season with some rock. Now stir up those sounds with the SoundChick
5pm Thursdays The Hour of Power
Teenage selection of dubstep, electronica and trap featuring a fair few remixes. With Mose Berry-Keivom.
10pm Fridays X-Alt 
A celebration of Generation X alternative music. Grungey, indie goodness with Therese Lloyd.
MAWP is now Friday Night Music Hour at 9pm
A quiet-ish hour of songs by current singers, songwriters and bands, with the odd rock’n’roll surprise
And Blues to Bop with Don Polly shifts to 8pm Friday nights

Other changes include:

An extra repeat of the School Show 6pm on Fridays, for families to listen when everyone’s at home.

Extra repeats of Te Pae Saturday and Sunday 12-2pm due to requests from those who can’t get to it during the week.

We’ve also said goodbye (for now) to some friends on the airwaves this winter. The irrepressible supporter of local musicians Boggy and his sax has left for the UK, losing us Centre of the Universe, and DJS Fred and Lavender aka The Weather Girls have headed to somewhere hot to rest up. Big ups also to Connie Ford who finished her tween stint with Comicini with a Spookini special.

Take a listen.





TGIF – Week Over!!!    Every Friday at 8pm, M.A.W.P. is a show of rollicking, mindless humour, interspersed with the best of rock and pop, new and old.  Each show, hosts Stefan and MCMC have a tasty prize for a knowledgeable music lover, and  a special ‘mystery’ guest will play their personal selection.cropped-2012-06-20_Coote_026