Val and Robin Weaver
- Show Times:
Fridays 9.30am - 10.30am & Saturdays at 9.30am (R)
- TV Broadcast Times:
Live Fridays 9:30am, Tuesdays @ 6pm, Fridays @ 9pm
Wairarapawatch is a programme promoting everything that you need to know about the Wairarapa region and showcasing all that our region has to offer. We strive to promote the positive things that occur in the Wairarapa that are sometimes little-known or passed over for other items of national interest. This might include interviewing authors, artists and other skilled individuals or organisations, promoting upcoming events, investigating new activities or featuring community organisations and their services (perhaps even those struggling to provide services). We may also discuss some things that could do with more focus in the region or that need wider explanation. We invite guests that can talk passionately about their interests and activities in the district, and although we enjoy playing some good music, this is secondary to our show. Unless of course we are talking about a concert or we have a musician on our live to air show. The show is live on the Friday, replayed on Saturday morning, then available for 3 weeks as a podcast from the Arrow FM website, and presented on Wairarapa TV (UHF Channel 19). Happy listening (and watching).
We are Val and Robin Weaver, who some of you may remember as occasional presenters on the long-running and often side-splitting Carterton Connections. Val and I came to New Zealand from Birmingham, England in 1973 and since then we have lived in Wellington, Greytown and Kaiapoi. We moved to Carterton in 2012 when our house in Kaiapoi was Red Zoned after the September 2010 earthquake. Val has had various interesting jobs from insurance claim processor to gourmet foods representative, while Robin has stayed in the IT industry as a project manager and then internal auditor with IBM. We have worked to support the Carterton Community Choir and Carterton Friendship Club and we want to continue to help the community wherever we can. We believe that Wairarapa people deserve any publicity we can give them to help attract customers, explain their objectives or publicise their activities, and that Arrow FM Community Radio is the ideal medium to help.