Audio Curios: Taihape’s new Mosque

Constable Saifudin Abu talks to Lynda Chanwai-Earle about the building of a new masjid in Taihape, to provide sanctuary for the traveling faithful to pray and cook halal food together and rest before the next leg of their journey (Voices, 28 June 2015, Radio New Zealand National). The brand new masjid, the Ad-Deen Mosque, opened in December 2014 as part of the Taihape Islamic Centre in Taihape.

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This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

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