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Monday, July 30, 2012

This week we interview the 'Queen of The Coffee House' in Wellington - Suzy van der Kwast and also her biographer - Susette Goldsmith

Susette Goldsmith


Susette Goldsmith (pic left - photo Joseph Romanos) is a Taranaki-based writer, editor and journalist and she has delivered a book for all coffee lovers and those interested in it's history.

ONLY ON THE ADVENTURES OF THE COFFEEBAR KID - THURSDAY's FROM 7.30PM Suzys-coffee-house-history- On the Adventures of the Coffeebar Kid

I lived in Wellington as a young man in the 60's and remember well Suzy's and the stir it caused when it opened after strenuous opposition from the Wellington City Council. I also remember the Anne Barri shoe shop and associated coffee bar that was just a few doors away from Suzy's in Willis Street. What a novelty those places were at the time. Just across the road from them was the Zodiac, Wellington's first licenced restaurant. Happy memories for this bookman from a distant past!

Here's a few great snaps from the past -

Thursday, July 26, 2012

RIP Margaret Mahy - One of New Zealand's Greatest Writers

Margaret Mahy, ONZ (21 March 1936 – 23 July 2012) was an outstanding New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. Her passing was a loss experienced worldwide.
Many of her story plots had strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up. She wrote more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories. She was one of thirty writers to win the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, for her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

This week on the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid - A special Celebration of Local Music

This week we celebrate 21 Years of Rattle Records - Phil Broadbent - all they produce is unique,rare and beautiful.  See you at 7.30 this Thursday.  Only on Groove 107.7FM
See the coffeebar Kid's website for all the details: