Win a trip to Lake Tekapo!
Set near the shores of Lake Tekapo and surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps, Peppers Bluewater Resort is a glimmering spectacle on New Zealand’s South Island. Spacious apartments provide the perfect base to discover everything the region has to offer. Tekapo Springs offer fantastic vistas of Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie region. Soak in the hot springs or get active on the ice rink & try out the newly introduced snow tube. Travel until 01 June 2013, prize is subject to availability.
Included in your prize:
• 2 nights accommodation at the Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo
• Super Combo Pass for Tekapo Springs for 2 (includes access to hot pools, ice skating and tube park)
Flights are not included in the prize. A winner will be drawn on Sunday August 5th on the Travel Show and you must answer the call to redeem the prize.
To enter the draw click here.
As usual, Max Cryer answers listeners' queries on words their origin and meaning but this week we congratulate his Maxness on being New Zealand's best seller in non-fiction with his latest groovy book CURIOUS English Words and Phrases, The Truth behind the expressions we use.
WIN A COPY.Just e-mail Graeme from the form at top left and say Curious please. A winner will be drawn just before 2pm on Sunday.
Feel free to ask Max anything about the English language by the same process (Graeme forwards Max the questions) and stand by for his answer each Saturday.
11:30:- Environews. Takahe were thought to be extinct for 50 years until rediscovered by Geoff “Doc” Orbell in 1948. DoC Takahe man Martin Genet describes the ongoing conservation effort and a daring radical new approach being adopted this year.
Natural History book offer
New Zealand's Wilderness Heritage is a whopping beauty Written by Les Molloy, and photographed by Craig Potton and Rod Morris. A celebration of the extraordinary wilderness legacy that sits at the heart of New Zealandness. The book also offers a far-sighted vision of how best to conserve our unique flora and fauna.
WIN A COPY! To go into the draw just e-mail Graeme from the form at top right and say Wilderness please, and include your postal address. A winner will be drawn just before 2pm on Sunday.
To find out more about this book or to order a copy just click here. RRP $99:99 (let’s just say a hundred bucks shall we?)
Australian correspondent Colin Espiner has abandoned his desk and is going Walkabout. Hear his latest instalment live and follow his big red road trip here.
International Film Festival Audio Guide with James Croot. Scroll down to see the trailers. Click here to view the schedule.
SUNDAY July 29
10:30:- The True History of the Modern Olympics. If you don’t like sports like Tennis at the Olympics and recoil from the suggestion Golf be included, and plead for a return to traditional Olympic values, then be careful what you wish for. Sports Historian Ron Palenski with bizarre but true tales from the Olympiads such as, the Equestrian events at the Melbourne Olympics of 1956 were held in Sweden.
11:15:- Author Matthew Wright on New Zealand’s little known convict past and grim tales of misery endured by escapees here from Australia.
Win a copy of his book Convicts, New Zealand’s Hidden Criminal Past. Just e-mail Graeme from the form at top left and say Convicts please and include your postal address! We have 2 to give away and the winners will be drawn and announced just before 2pm.
11:50:- We take you to the Bakels Pie Awards from Tuesday night, the tension, the tears and the Supreme Pie winners Shane & Kathy Kearns, and the man behind the Wholesale mince & cheese winner, The Goodtime Classic (pictured), ... and ask the big question, can a steak pie ever again win the supreme award?
See the complete list of the 2012 winners here