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German language show

Airing time: Mondays, 9am Live (Sundays 9pm in Germany)

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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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: 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

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

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: 34:49 | Date: 30 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: 31:22 | Date: 23 November, 2020

Sorrow Bacon

Today's compound word is "sorrow bacon" - makes perfect sense once you know what it means. Also covered today: Trumps's unwillingness to concede, Germans living in NZ, and some background on Jacinda Ardern

Duration: 00:30:11 | Date: 16 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: 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: 33:6 | 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