Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Revisiting Conversations: Legendary NZ writer Dorothy Butler

Revisiting Conversations: Legendary New Zealand writer for and about children.

Face Television (formerly Triangle Television) is currently re-broadcasting the cream of episodes from the 2012 season of "In Conversation with Noel Cheer". The Conversations demonstrate the value to be found in gently inquisitive discussions, in contrast to the more inquisitorial style.

This week's returning guest was born nearly 88 years ago and was given the name Muriel Dorothy Norgrove. Along the way she married Roy Butler and so we know her today as Dorothy Butler OBE.

She grew up to be one of New Zealand’s legendary writers for children and about children. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of reading in the life of the growing child. She wrote this just over 30 years ago:

“For relationships, minds have to engage. Ideas are essential, and books constitute a superlative source of ideas. Books can be bridges between children and parents, and children and the world.”

In Conversation with Noel Cheer, Face Television, Monday February 18th at 7:00pm, repeated on Tuesday February 19th at 12 noon.

Face Television, the home of public broadcasting, is found on Sky Television Channel 089 and can also be received in the Auckland region on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52. The website www.facetv.co.nz carries programme schedules. Some recent episodes of In Conversation can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/NoelCheer

In Conversation with Noel Cheer receives funding from New Zealand on Air. This has enabled us to introduce viewers to over 240 New Zealanders on Air (as well as visitors to New Zealand) during six years of unbroken weekly broadcasting.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review: Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiments: Surf

Chance the Rapper is one of my favourite rappers of the last couple years. He bought a uniquely fucked up, acid sound with his debut Acid Rap which has demonstrably influenced others including ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky. It’s remarkable that, at such a ... More>>

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Law Society: Sir Peter Williams QC, 1934 - 2015

“Sir Peter was an exceptional advocate. He had the ability to put the defence case for his clients with powerful oratory. His passion shone through in everything he did and said.” Mr Moore says Sir Peter’s lifelong commitment to prison reform was instrumental in ensuring prison conditions and the rights of prisoners were brought to public attention. More>>

ALSO:

CTU: Peter Conway – Family Statement

Peter committed his whole working life to improving the lives of working people, both in unions and, more recently, as the Economist and Secretary of the Council of Trade Unions. He was previously Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and was on the Board of NZ Trade and Enterprise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news