Hutt Radio News Bulletins

Submitted by Mike Dee on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 19:18
RNZ

Hutt Radio has made a few minor changes in bulletin times lately and I will summarise new daily schedule here!

Music Icons Fri 7th @ 9pm

Submitted by Mike Dee on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 14:56
Johnny Cash

Music Icons - Concert Destination Series -  The Man in Black! Johnny Cash at Glastonbury 1994...

Business Connect episode 21 - Cheryl Eldridge

Cheryl Eldridge

Cheryl Eldridge and her late husband are proven entrepreneurs. 30 years ago they realised their Wairarapa sheep station was marginal at best, and bought a flock of grey sheep, now registered as a NZ wool breed in their own right, ‘Stansborough Greys’. Combined with the alpacas they also run, the wool from these sheep makes a unique fibre.

But they didn’t stop there. The Eldridges built a business that is vertically integrated from farm to design to factory in Petone – using looms that came out to New Zealand in the 1900s – to distribution.

Called Stansborough, after the farm, the label is now recognised worldwide. But like all businesses, the shock of going into lockdown has caused stresses. For episode 21 of Business Connect, we spoke to Cheryl Eldridge to see how Stansborough is faring.

Listen here!

Business Connect episode 20 - David Downer

David Downer

Episode 20 of Business Connect looks at D-Fluff. Most people would have seen one of their bright red vehicles parked somewhere over the past nine years, installing or removing insulation from Wellington to the Waiarapa, Wanganui, Fielding, Palmerston North and the Kapiti Coast.

All that came to a halt when the lockdown was announced. With employees to consider, the first thing owner David Downer did was apply for the wage subsidy. And apply. And apply. When we spoke to him, he was awaiting the outcome of his third try.

D-Fluff received the correct wage subsidy a day after this interview was recorded – 17 days after New Zealand first went into lockdown and around a month after the payment was introduced, but this interview tells of the confusion and stress many employers faced in receiving it.

Listen here!