Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions

Here we go with issue #13 of The Coaster’s Weekly and a good read it promises to be too.

This week, our Chat Around the Fire is all about building relationships. We look back on visits made to the Coast by Judith Collins and we check out again the launch of her new book, Pull no Punches.

We also feature Agfest 2020 which will be staged in November and promises to be one of the Coast’s biggest events of the year. Steve and Robyn from Barrytown Knives give us the hard edge on knife making while we catch up again with Aratuna Freighters and the good people of the Williams Hotels Group.

Have a listen here as I outline all this and give a personal view on the current Covid 19 situation as it affects the Coast and the South Island in general.

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Thanks again for your on-going support. If you have a story you think should be told in Coaster’s Weekly, or you know of a couple of characters we really ought to talk to, please let us know.

Bruce Smith

Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions