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Hi.  I am Wolfgang, a German who has recently moved back to New Zealand, and I want to share my love for the German language.  So listen in and enjoy interesting and intriguing articles about life and current affairs in New Zealand, Germany, and other parts of the world.  What's new, and what is on the news, here and there.

This weekly, 30 min show is presented in German, and is for Krauts and Kiwis everywhere.



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Today Wolfgang talks about weird compound nouns, the peacock plague in NZ, our Prime Minister's response to the US election results, and New Zealand's loneliest tree, on Campbell Island.

Duration: 00:35:17 | Date: 9 November, 2020

Halloween, Referenda and Toi Moko

Wolfgang looks at some of the weird German words - compound nouns like 'ear worm'. Also, the results of the NZ referenda on euthanasia and legalising cannabis, Halloween in Covid times, and the repatriation of mummified, tattooed Maori heads.

Duration: 00:29:57 | Date: 2 November, 2020

Labour Day and Baby Elephants

Today is a public holiday in NZ for Labour Day, and Wolfgang explains the history. He also talks about Austria's new toilet paper stamps, and many other things, all accompanied by great music

Duration: 00:33:06 | Date: 26 October, 2020

NZ Elections and more

Wolfgang introduces his son, Simeon, and they discuss: NZ elections, German sailors and the unexpected experiences in NZ, Corona rules and Berlin campaign, and the flight record from Alaska to NZ.

Duration: 00:30:16 | Date: 19 October, 2020

Covid Times

The adventure of travelling to NZ in Covid times; President Trump’s ancestry – his family hails from Kallstadt, Germany; NZ press reports on the cancellation of Oktoberfest; Folkloristic end of Alpine Season – without the tourists! Germany’s Corona virus rules

Duration: 00:32:10 | Date: 12 October, 2020


Celebrating 30 years since the wall came tumbling down

Duration: 00:29:48 | Date: 3 October, 2020