A belated happy new year, can you believe we are month in to 2022 already!
As of last week we are officially back, and excited to bring you new weekly science and environment stories from across Aotearoa.
In the first episode for this year we introduce you to Karthic, an independent podcast producer based in Dunedin. We learn about his journey from Southern India to Ōtepoti, and play an episode of his Tune into Nature podcast about titipounamu on Otago Peninsula.
In case you missed it, across late December and early January the Summer Science series included two podcasts created by Centre for Science Communication students at the University of Otago, both water themed. The first by William Bowden about nitrates in our waterways, and the second about the backstory to lead contamination by Laura McDonald.
We also played some science related episodes from other excellent RNZ podcasts - from Black Sheep, the fascinating story of Stewart Smith, including the long-lasting, wide-ranging impacts his actions have had on New Zealand's freshwater ecosystems, and an episode from the Voices podcast about alternatives to insecticide use in orchards.
I hope you have had a lovely, relaxing summer break, and wish you the very best for the year ahead, whatever it may bring.
Claire Concannon speaks to Dunedin wildlife film maker and podcast creator Karthic SS about his move from southern India to Ōtepoti, the importance of soundscapes, and his latest project – the Tune into Nature podcast.
Episode five in the Tune into Nature series tells the story of titipounamu rifleman on Otago Peninsula. Karthic visits the forest with Otago Peninsula Biodversity Group members Marcia Dale and Shanta McPherson as they monitor nest boxes put out for the birds.