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Making Yourself At Home

Stories, insights, music and laughs from all over the world. Meet some of the beautiful people who make up Taranaki’s vibrant international community.

Airing time: Mondays at 11am - live

Welcome to Making Yourself at Home! The radio show and podcast where you tell us your story about how you are making New Zealand and Taranaki your home. While we learn about and share your unique experiences and perspectives, we also like to discuss community projects, programs and initiatives that can help with the settling-in process. We are kindly sponsored by the Ethnic Communities Development Fund, a program created and supported by the Ministry for Ethnic Communities to open more spaces for migrants, grow their skills and celebrate their culture.


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Your hosts are Alina, Andreea, Simona


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Celebration in NZ

In this 1 hour show you'll meet some of the beautiful people who make up Taranaki's vibrant international community.

Duration: 00:55:00 | Date: 5 June, 2023

Melanie from Germany

Melanie from Germany lived in Vienna and woke up in new Zealand. Melanie loves travelling, food, and is always facing the sun with her love, Rico. A couple who came to the other side of the world.

Duration: 00:57:53 | Date: 29 May, 2023

Jesu from Chile

Welcome to our show to Jesu, an ocean lover and marine ecologist, passionate about marine conservation. She talks about her trip to NZ and how her passion for the ocean brought her here. Very interesting talks about the diversity of cultural impact between Chile and NZ, snorkelling, volunteering and a bit of Latino way to adapt here.

Duration: 00:52:11 | Date: 22 May, 2023

With Daniel from Romania

Meet Daniel, from Romania. We hear about how the pandemic interrupted Daniel's arrival plans, and whether it was worth the wait!

Duration: 59:41 | Date: 15 May, 2023

Evanne from the Phillipines

Evanne came today to talk about her journey from the Philippines to NZ, and how she inspired many others to come to NZ. Interesting talks about her role in the church and how God changed her life.

Duration: 00:58:47 | Date: 8 May, 2023

Simon and Andreea

In this 1 hour show you'll meet some of the beautiful people who make up Taranaki's vibrant international community.

Duration: 1:00:19 | Date: 1 May, 2023

What It's Like To Be A Romanian In NZ

Georgina, Andreea, and Alina are talking about Romanian traditions, food, weddings, and the difference between Romania and New Zealand.

Duration: 1:00:02 | Date: 24 April, 2023

Music for MYAH

Alina and Andreea talk about Easter celebrations in NZ and Romania and, in-between, play some of the music they love

Duration: 00:59:35 | Date: 17 April, 2023

Andreea from Romania

Andreea from Romania is talking about her journey to NZ and also how her husband accommodates in NZ after being 1 year and 7 months apart.

Duration: 00:47:58 | Date: 10 April, 2023

Chris and Joep from the Netherlands

Welcome to NZ Chris and Joep. Originally from Maastricht, The Netherlands, they came to NZ in January 2002. They talk about the warmness of people living here and the connections they have made in the small town of Inglewood, where they first lived, and in New Plymouth along with their two now-teenage sons.

Duration: 00:59:46 | Date: 3 April, 2023

Zelda from South Africa

Zelda is living in NZ for 14 years, she is originally from Port Elisabeth.

Duration: 00:57:37 | Date: 27 March, 2023

Simona from Romania

Simona is originally from Romania and has lived in New Zealand for almost a year. Tune in and listen to her journey from Romania to Brussels and to New Zealand.

Duration: 00:54:50 | Date: 13 March, 2023