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Children's Pick a Tale: Past Episodes

Story teller, Lesley Dowding, brings story into the world of children, with tales from her imagination and around the world, told in true oral tradition.

Airing time: Your choice, on-demand

Writer and story teller, Lesley Dowding, lives to bring story into the world of children and adults, alike.  Her listeners are encouraged to bring to life imagination and creation, to dance with the stars and enjoy the moment.

Her stories, told in true oral tradition,  come from all over the world, as well as from her own imagination.  

Pick a Tale for Children airs Wednesdays at 8am - just in time for the car trip to school

(Pick a Tale for Adults airs Wednesday at 8pm, after the kids have gone to bed.  After all, we don't want to give them nightmares.)


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Do you recognise this lighthouse?

'Midnight at the Lighthouse' is written by Lesley Dowding and beautifully illustrated by Margaret Scott.

Win your very own copy these school holidays!!

As a special introduction to her shows, Lesley has five copies of her book 'Midnight at the Lighthouse' plus CD to give away.  Just get in touch with Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM and tell us where in Taranaki is the real lighthouse from the story.  


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Warbling Weta & Midnight at the Lighthouse

Duration: 00:20:14 | Date: 21 April, 2021

Old One Eye & Monkey and Rabbit

Duration: 00:23:07 | Date: 14 April, 2021

Cheeky Rabbit & Little Rooster

Duration: 00:27:03 | Date: 7 April, 2021