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Anne meets with new guests every Friday to give a voice and platform to those in our community. 

Airing time: Fridays at 9am

Anne meets with new guests every Friday to give a voice and platform to those in our community. 


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The Junction - Mardi Gras

Doug, from The Junction Re-Use Shop, comes in to chat about the latest developments at The Junction, which include recycling tetrapak packaging into SaveBoard - a sustainable building material.
Amanda, from the Performing Arts Collective is in to promote their upcoming performance. Based around the theme of Mardi Gras, it promises to be a fun-filled, chaotic party.

Duration: 01:00:57 | Date: 7 October, 2022

Startup Weekend Taranaki 2022

Cauliflower ice cream? Really? 'Startup Weekend Taranaki returns to empower the region's enterprising dreamers.' Organiser of the upcoming Startup Weekend in Oakura, Dan Thurston Crow, talks with Anne about the weekend and how they work. He is joined by two past Startup participants, Jenni and Simeon, who talk about their respective experiences and the businesses that grew out of their Startup Weekends.

Duration: 00:56:20 | Date: 30 September, 2022

Taranaki Heritage Month_Community Quilt of Hope

What is heritage? Whose heritage is it? Rob Green and Susanne Rawson of Heritage Taranaki talk about the inaugural Taranaki Heritage Month, 1 Oct - 5 Nov, during which these questions and more will be explored. Then Anne is joined by MP Glenn Bennett, NPDC Councillor Amanda Clinton-Gohdes, and quilter Lesley Ault, who talk about the 'Taranaki Apart Together Project, grown out of the first Covid lockdown, resulting in the beautiful patchwork quilt that is hanging in ART window for the next month.

Duration: 01:00:18 | Date: 23 September, 2022

Te Reo Journeys_Mental Health Awareness Week

To mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Liz and Callum share their Te Reo Journeys and chat with Anne about the importance of Te Reo Māori to New Zealanders. Then Anne is joined by Sam Mahy, Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordinator with Tui Ora, who promotes the activities and events that are part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Duration: 01:00:00 | Date: 16 September, 2022

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Superannuation and TEMO

Helen Gaudin and Sarah Foy, from MSD, discuss superannuation: who can, and how and when to apply, Kiwisaver in relation to the Super, and the Gold Card. Then Todd Vevers, from Taranaki Emergency Management Office. talks about business resilience, Shakeout Day (27 October) and its focus on tsunami safety, and the role of TEMO during extreme weather events.

Duration: 01:00:52 | Date: 9 September, 2022

A Duo of Duos_Roland McKellar on R.H. Morrieson

Danni is one half of the duo 'In the Shallows', which is combining forces with another duo 'Looking For Alaska' for a Spring Tour. Ahead of their New Plymouth date, Danni talks with Anne about the two duos, their similarities and differences, and how they fit together. Then Mikaela Nyman talks with writer Roland McKellar ahead of the book launch of his biography of R. H. Morrieson - the writer and person behind Taranaki's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards.

Duration: 01:04:41 | Date: 2 September, 2022

Virtual Reality Training_Laura On Caregivers

Ever thought of vocational training through virtual reality? Skills VR have. Rachel Matela from Skills VR talks through the how and the why of VR training, which is now available through MSD. Then Laura Durville talks about her research project focusing on caregivers and how they look after their own health and wellbeing.

Duration: 01:00:01 | Date: 26 August, 2022

Atamira Dance & Muzza

The esteemed Atamira Dance Co is bringing their dance performance piece, "Te Wheke" to New Plymouth. Anne talks with one of the directors, Kelly Nash. Te Wheke (The Octopus) is based around the late Rangimarie Rose Pere's model of hauora, which aligns a Matauranagi Maori dimension of health and wellbeing to each of the eight tentacles.

Then Anne talks with New Plymouth personality Muzza the Mullet, about town, family, and the mullet.

Duration: 00:58:50 | Date: 19 August, 2022

International Students

After being closed for two and a half years, NZ's borders have now re-opened to international students. Rachel Berndt from Venture Taranaki, talks about what this means for the region, Dean from PIHMS gives an educator's perspective, and Veronica shares her journey as an international student from China, pre-Covid, who is now back to resume her studies.

Duration: 00:55:53 | Date: 12 August, 2022


Carla Moore is the driving force behind the community collaboration, 'Flourish', which focuses on parenting education and support. Together with her 'super-volunteer', Deborah Baker, they speak with Anne about Flourish, the community needs the organisation sets out to meet, and the amazing range of ways they offer to meet those needs.

Duration: 00:58:37 | Date: 5 August, 2022

From Multiple Sclerosis to Suspension Bridges

Graham Walker is a busy man. He talks with Anne about Multiple Sclerosis, being on the Consumer Council for Te Whatu Ora Taranaki, and (his passion project) the Bertrand Road Suspension Bridge, which has its 125th anniversary this weekend.

Duration: 00:59:05 | Date: 15 July, 2022

Waitara Food Security - Erin Tate

Erin Tate is from the Waitara Food Bank and Food Secure Waitara. In a pre-recorded presentation to the North Taranaki community (from 27 June), Erin shares plans to address the growing issues of food security, resilience and sovereignty and to offer support for North Taranaki whanau to have access to nutritious and filling kai.

Duration: 00:30:29 | Date: 8 July, 2022

Te Whatu Ora Taranaki - Gillian Campbell

Gillian Campbell is the Interim District Director of the new Public Health entity for or region: Te Whatu Ora Taranaki. Today she talks with Anne about the transition from the Taranaki District Health Board, why the changes are needed, the goals for the new entity and what it means for you, the people who depend on their services.

Duration: 00:29:19 | Date: 8 July, 2022

O Canada

July 1 is Canada Day. Jacqueline Hogler celebrates her home country's national day by sharing stories and Canadian music.

Duration: 1:01:04 | Date: 1 July, 2022

T-Bone and Puanga

Anne talks with Michael Muggeridge, of the band T-Bone, ahead of their performance at 4th Wall Theatre on the day their debut album is released. Think crawfish and grits, zydeco and bluegrass, and a whole lot more. In the second half, Hoani Eriwhata of Ngati Te Whiti, talks about Puanga and how it relates to Matariki, then Chade Julie of Stratford District Council about the Matariki events being held in Whakaahurangi/Stratford.

Duration: 01:03:27 | Date: 17 June, 2022

Nga Waiata Poipoia

"Poipoia te kakono ia puawai" - nurture the seed and it will blossom.

Andre Manella invites local singer-songwriters to participate in an exciting upcoming weekend retreat where they will learn from the best!

Duration: 00:55:54 | Date: 10 June, 2022

Textiles, Songs and Colonisation

Elaine Rollins, Assistant Curator at Govett Brewster Art Gallery introduces the current exhibition "There Is No Other Home But This"
Laura, local singer-songwriter sings her new single "Safety in Numbers" live in the studio.

Duration: 00:59:58 | Date: 3 June, 2022

Lalaga Pasifika & Paul Ego

Mikaela Nyman talks with Govett Brewster Art Gallery's Theresa Tongi, ahead of the Lalaga Pasifika festival. Then Anne chats with comedian Paul Ego, ahead of the 7 Days live show, coming to New Plymouth.

Duration: 00:59:58 | Date: 27 May, 2022

Welcoming ART's New Faces

Meet ART's new faces: Trisha Daly, admin, and Mikaela Nyman, community liaison.
Two women who have led really interesting lives. Today they share some of their stories and let us get to know them a little more.

Duration: 00:59:54 | Date: 20 May, 2022

Betsy and the Reckless

Join Betsy and the Reckless, live in the studio, in a chaotic, fun 'party-in-the-house' as they launch their new single 'My Baby Don't Know'!

Duration: 00:56:11 | Date: 13 May, 2022

The Wayward Divas & Taste and Tales

A show of two halves. In the first half Anne talks with two highly acclaimed singers in their own right; Gilly Darbey and Vikki Clayton, who come together in a fun duo known as the Wayward Divas.
The second half encourages the celebration of Taranaki's food and drink producers. A fine range of high-quality products can be experienced through the Taste and Tales trails that are happening over the next 2 weeks.

Duration: 00:56:36 | Date: 6 May, 2022