68 episodes

The Outlet is a weekly radio podcast featuring local news, information, and interviews for the Upper Clutha.Hosted by Brent Harbour, and produced by The Wānaka App, The Outlet keeps you up to date with the latest in our community and features insightful discussion with local people.Enjoy!

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The Outlet is a weekly radio podcast featuring local news, information, and interviews for the Upper Clutha.Hosted by Brent Harbour, and produced by The Wānaka App, The Outlet keeps you up to date with the latest in our community and features insightful discussion with local people.Enjoy!

    Understanding Winter Extremes: From Temperature Inversions to Historic Cold Records

    Understanding Winter Extremes: From Temperature Inversions to Historic Cold Records

    How do high-pressure systems and temperature inversions conspire to bring bone-chilling temperatures and persistent fog? Join us as we unravel these meteorological mysteries with Lewis Ferris from MetService. We explore how certain regions, like the basins and valleys of Central Otago, are particularly susceptible to these frigid phenomena, and why viticulture and horticulture practitioners must be keenly aware of their local topography. Lewis also sheds light on the chilling effects of tempe...

    • 18 min
    Breaking Barriers in Rugby: Amy Eason on Becoming Central Otago's First Female Men's Game Referee

    Breaking Barriers in Rugby: Amy Eason on Becoming Central Otago's First Female Men's Game Referee

    Trailblazing referee Amy Eason opens up about her groundbreaking journey to becoming the first woman to officiate a Central Otago Premier Men's Rugby game. Discover how Amy transitioned from playing rugby in Palmerston North to taking on the challenging role of a referee after several injuries. Hear her recount the early memories of watching rugby with her dad and the vocal crowds she faced. Amy's story is a testament to resilience and determination, offering inspiration to anyone facing adve...

    • 11 min
    David Beeche on RealNZ’s Carbon-Zero Mission: Blending Tourism with Conservation Efforts

    David Beeche on RealNZ’s Carbon-Zero Mission: Blending Tourism with Conservation Efforts

    Ever wondered how tourism can blend seamlessly with conservation efforts? Join us as we chat with David Beeche, the trailblazing CEO of RealNZ, who shares his compelling journey from organizing major events to spearheading a tourism company that’s on a mission to become the world's first carbon-zero destination by 2030. Get ready to uncover the secrets behind RealNZ's post-COVID recovery strategies, the challenges posed by labor shortages and housing issues, and the revitalization of key inte...

    • 13 min
    Revolutionizing Midwifery Care in Wanaka: Karen Ferraccioli on the New Maternity Unit

    Revolutionizing Midwifery Care in Wanaka: Karen Ferraccioli on the New Maternity Unit

    Discover how the Rākai Kahukura maternity unit is set to revolutionize midwifery care and early childhood services in Wanaka! Join us as we chat with Karen Ferraccioli, the Director of Midwifery Southern at Te Whātu Ora, about the transformative impact of this new facility. From drastically reducing travel distances for local families to offering a comprehensive suite of antenatal, labor, birth, and postnatal services, Karen provides a deep dive into what this means for the community. L...

    • 9 min
    Behind the Mic: Mike Regal on Transforming Radio Wanaka

    Behind the Mic: Mike Regal on Transforming Radio Wanaka

    Ever wondered what it takes to transition from being the voice behind the mic to running a successful radio station? Join us as we catch up with Mike Regal, the mastermind behind Radio Wanaka, who shares the highs and lows of his journey from on-air talent to business owner. Mike's story is filled with incredible anecdotes, including the time he played a pivotal role in launching host Brent Harbours career with an unforgettable first audition at 91FM in Auckland. They also take a trip d...

    • 31 min
    Exploring Cardrona: Laura Hedley on Ski Season Innovations, Soho Basin, and Sustainable Slopes

    Exploring Cardrona: Laura Hedley on Ski Season Innovations, Soho Basin, and Sustainable Slopes

    What if you could explore 150 hectares of pristine, playful terrain tailored for both intermediate and advanced skiers? Get ready to meet Laura Hedley, the driving force behind Cardrona and Treble Cone Experiences, as she unveils the secrets of the upcoming ski season. Discover the exciting new Soho Basin terrain, groundbreaking snowmaking upgrades, and state-of-the-art rental services, including a cutting-edge tuning robot at Fat Tony's Workshop. Laura also shares invaluable insights gleaned...

    • 10 min

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