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Kim Hill On Ice Live from Antarctica!

Kim Hill On Ice Live from Antarctica!

Kim Hill broadcasts her National Radio Saturday Morning show live from Antarctica this weekend. (Saturday 22 November).

Already it has been a feat of endurance.

The show’s producer, Chris Bourke says it has taken a lot more work to organise than any other show he’s produced.

“Before Kim and I were even able to travel to Antarctica we had to have extensive medical checks. In my case this meant having a tooth pulled! Once we get there we also have to undergo two days intensive training on how to survive Antarctic conditions… This involves learning how to dig an ice-hut.”

To get the best possible audio quality the team is taking a small portable studio which will be hooked up to a special unit provided by Telecom New Zealand.

Throughout the programme, Kim will be talking to many of those involved with Antarctica New Zealand, the organisation responsible for the development, management and execution of New Zealand activities in Antarctica. Antarctica New Zealand plays a significant role in scientific research together with national and international cooperation on Antarctic matters.

“During the eight days we are there we will be going out on field trips to talk to those working on site at “the ice-face” . These interviews will be broadcast during the programme.,” says Bourke.

The Kim Hill show will follow as closely as possible its normal Saturday morning format, right down to the regular recipe. “We intend to give our listeners some ideas from an Antarctic kitchen and what that involves,” says Kim.

Other issues Kim will explore include current scientific and environmental programmes including one being undertaken on Adelie penguins.


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