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For Krauts and Kiwis Everywhere: Past Episodes

German language show

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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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With Guest Ebru Part 2

Duration: 00:36:24 | Date: 14 June, 2021

Paula and Josh

Paula tells us how she met Josh who is a musician having toured in Germany and other places in Europe.

Duration: 00:59:33 | Date: 31 May, 2021

Ebru from Berlin

Ebru talks about her experiences on Great Barrier Island, the NZ way of life and the mentality of people in NZ.

Duration: 00:32:48 | Date: 17 May, 2021

New Normal After Covid

New normality after Covid in Auckland, 50,000 people at Six60 rock concert in Eden Park. New Zealand’s proposed new legislation in regard to smoking. What Germans have to do to take part in the elections for the new German parliament in September 2021.

Duration: 00:35:22 | Date: 10 May, 2021

Kiwi Chicks in Frankfurt and Holy Relics in Christchurch

Jacinda Arden had a newly discovered weta named after her. Holy relics were found in the collapsed ruins from the Christchurch earthquakes and a kiwi chick was born in Frankfurt Zoo.

Duration: 00:31:28 | Date: 19 April, 2021

Interview with Gabriela

Wolfgang interviews his daughter Gabriela about the difference between living in New Zealand and Germany.

Duration: 00:28:28 | Date: 12 April, 2021

Covid Regulations and the America's Cup

Today we talk about the new COVID regulations over Easter and New Zealand winning the America’s Cup. The people are overjoyed.

Duration: 00:28:50 | Date: 29 March, 2021

With Franziska

On todays show we interview Franziska and talk about the difference between New Zealand and German bread.

Duration: 00:31:05 | Date: 22 March, 2021

Tsunamis, Whales and Luminescent Sharks

Today's conversation involved:-+
1. a recent tsunami warning for the east coast. Volcanoes here and there, active and seemingly dormant.
2. Migratory whales stranding at Farewell Spit
3. Luminescent sharks found around Chatham Islands. A biological sensation!

Duration: 00:31:06 | Date: 15 March, 2021

A Thought Experiment

Wolfgang ponders the course of the sun in the northern vs southern hemispheres. A petrified Kauri tree reveals the pole change from South to North 42,000 years ago. What were the implications then, and possibly even now?

Duration: 00:28:21 | Date: 8 March, 2021

Culture Clash in NZ Parliament

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

Winter, Covid, and Cologne - discussions with Andrea in Germany

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

Waitangi Day

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

Sniffer Dogs and Sea Shanties

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

Kiwis & Sheep

This week we talk about the white kiwi, ceramic dildos, and New Zealands sheep shearing competition.

Duration: 00:29:47 | Date: 18 January, 2021

Vaccinations, and Happiness

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

Family Edition

Duration: 00:31:47 | Date: 21 December, 2020

The Great New Zealand Passion

The great NZ passion, Rugby, and a German's ambition to be part of the All Blacks team.

Duration: 00:28:27 | Date: 14 December, 2020

The Great New Zealand Passion

The great NZ passion, Rugby, and a German's ambition to be part of the All Blacks team.

Duration: 00:28:27 | Date: 14 December, 2020

With guest Sylvia

Wolfgang's guest Sylvia is originally from Austria and has been in New Zealand for 6 years.

Duration: 00:30:36 | Date: 7 December, 2020

Sorrow Bacon

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

Tattoos and Inner Pig Dogs

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

German Film Festival, Petrels and Name Change for an Austrian Town

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

More of Everything

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