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Talking Taiao

Our mission is to inspire and support people, businesses, and communities to value our local taiao (environment) and act to prioritize sustainability.

Airing time: Sundays at 5:30pm

Welcome to Talking Taiao! Our mission is to inspire and support people, businesses, and communities to value our local taiao (environment) and act to prioritize sustainability. In Talking Taiao, we will do our very best to have positive, educational and uplifting discussions showing how a culture of kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the land) can make Taranaki a thriving region for all! Made by Sustainable Taranaki.


Every fortnight we interview a different guest who has an exciting story to share that will help us to understand our natural environment and how we can all play a part in the future our whenua.


This show is created and made possible by Sustainable Taranaki. Sustainable Taranaki is a charitable trust that was started in 1992 in Inglewood by a group of progressive environmentalists. It now has grown and expanded its outreach but keeps the same vision of prioritizing our environment. 




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Our Solutions for our Wicked Waste Problems

A conversation between Elric and Dave about their views on sustainability, the wicked waste issues we face and what we can do about them.

Duration: 00:30:17 | Date: 7 April, 2024

Composting with Mieke

Tune in with Mieke our composting expert as we discuss what is composting, how it works and why we should all be doing it in our region. In this episode, we will also present our regular Let's Compost workshops!
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Duration: 00:29:43 | Date: 24 March, 2024

Sustainable Backyards Trail

Jen, the coordinator for the Sustainable Backyards Trail talks to us about what 'sustainable' means to the Trail, and the plan for 2024 including the possibility of two new trails, one featuring sustainable homes and the other, sustainable farms.

Duration: 00:29:59 | Date: 10 March, 2024

The Junction Zero Waste Hub

A conversation between Elric & Dave about the Junction Zero Waste Hub, the organisations involved in the project and letting the community know about the services available to them.

Duration: 0:29:32 | Date: 25 February, 2024

Taranaki Nature Cleanups

Since April 2023, Taranaki Conservationists and Sustainable Taranaki have been running and supporting nature cleanups all around Taranaki. Dave and Elric discuss what happens during the cleanups and why this is important. If you want to join, run or support a local cleanup visit

Duration: 00:29:02 | Date: 3 December, 2023

Fighting for the Forest, with Dean Baigent-Mercer

Duration: 29:44 | Date: 19 November, 2023