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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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Covid news from NZ and Germany, and the story of the culture clash in parliament. Neckties were a mandatory part of the dress code for men - why that has changed.
Duration: 00:34:00 | Date: 1 March, 2021
Wolfgang talks with friend Andrea about Germany. What is it like to drive in winterly conditions? What's the current situation with COVID 19 and the vaccination programme? What are the similarities in the mentality of people from Cologne and NZ?
Duration: 00:33:16 | Date: 22 February, 2021
What makes a young couple from Romania and Germany want to live in New Zealand?
Where would they go on holiday? What is the most useful tool they’ve got? How did the children adapt to the new situation in a different country?
Duration: 00:44:24 | Date: 15 February, 2021
This week Wolfgang talks about Janus, the two faced Roman God looking back to 2020 and forward to 2021. He also talks about Waitangi Day and Maungatautari.
Duration: 00:35:05 | Date: 1 February, 2021
Today's show shares news from New Zealand - sniffer dogs are being trained to find trees with the deadly Kauri-Dieback-Disease, a Dunedin street is closed for a month because of sealions, and a NZ sea shanty about whaling goes viral with 77 million clicks in a few days.
Duration: 00:31:36 | Date: 25 January, 2021
The vaccination campaign in NZ, what is happiness in every day for you, NZ's favourite bird for 2020 - the kakapo, and a lady who drives a mobile chilly bin. All of these are discussed in today's show.
Duration: 00:30:12 | Date: 11 January, 2021
Today's compound word is "sorrow bacon" - makes perfect sense once you know what it means. Also covered today: Trump’s unwillingness to concede, Germans living in NZ, and some background on Jacinda Ardern
Duration: 00:30:11 | Date: 16 November, 2020
We start off with learning about what the German's call the "inner pig dog", and move onto the subject of tattoos. How are they seen in Germany? We learn about Captain Cook and the history of tattoos, and hear about Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand's new Foreign Minister, and her moko tautae, or facial tattoo.
Duration: 00:31:22 | Date: 23 November, 2020
Today's show covers the German Film Festival, the endangered New Zealand Petrel, and a town in Austria that is changing its name as a result of globalisation.
Duration: 00:34:49 | Date: 30 November, 2020
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
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
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
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
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