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May 20 2015

It's that time again, Plains FM is bringing you more fresh content. This Saturday 23rd May we have The Great Big Kids Show starting and next Saturday 30th May we'll be bringing you Forgotten Favourites with Duckman.

The Great Big Kids' Show is a radio programme for New Zealand children and their parents.

Hosted by legendary kids' television host Suzy Cato, The Great Big Kids' Show features a mix of new and classic stories and songs, plus: features, reviews, competitions, interviews and fun things to make and do.

Each Week they produce new features, including:

'Kids Just Like You', where the team go out and record children's responses to question.

'Bryan & Bobby' , Bryan is a community policeman in Otahuhu and Bobby's a police dog. They inform and entertain kids on topics like: road safety, being a good friend and animal care

'Va'a & Maia' is a serial about two 10- year old kiwi kids who go on great adventures in everday places\

There is children reviewing books and movies, telling jokes, chatting and much more. 

The Great Big Kids' Show is made for children aged 4-10, and their families. Each week they aim for atleast 80% New Zealand made content. This show is funded by NZ on air


Forgotten Favourites airs every last Saturday of the month at 9pm  and is hosted by Jared Rowbotham (a.k.a. Duckman).   The show focuses on music from the 20th century that is often overlooked and underrated compared to the popular songs you hear today.

Jared completed high school at Linwood College in 1998 and has done a few courses in sound engineering and music events.  He has been involved in a small number of music projects, starting off as a guitarist in his high school band, before branching off into making digital music in the following years.

The love Jared has for classic music ranges from most decades and nearly all genres.  He often credits his parents and 2 older sisters for providing his upbringing with a brilliant soundtrack.

May 19 2015

She's a kiwi whirlwind of funny stories and insights, and she's coming to Christchurch via BOOKENZ on Plains FM and The WORD Writers and Readers Festival to talk about her latest book Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter.

When: Tuesday 26 May at 7:30pm      

Where: The atrium, South Hagley Park      

Tickets $15

If you missed her interview on Bookenz listen to the podcast or download it:…/michele-court-stuff-i-forgot-tell…/

This event is also supported by Paper Plus and Harper Collins Publishers.

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