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Frankly Friday Past Episodes 2021

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

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


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Trip Change & Sanchia Smith

Ben Payne of the band Trip Change talks about what the band has been up to during the lockdown and plays their latest single. Sanchia Smith has only 40% hearing and relies heavily on lip reading when in conversation. She gives us all a lesson on compassion and kindness.

Duration: 1:02:13 | Date: 17 December, 2021


Convolutions is the name of the latest Len Lye sculpture to be realised. Anne is joined in-studio by Len Lye curator, Paul Brobbel, and over the phone by architectural scholar, Dr Kate Linzey. Together they discuss the implications Lye's sculptural practice has for architecture, and exactly what goes into the development of each new sculpture.

Duration: 00:56:04 | Date: 10 December, 2021

Troy Wood

When the unexpected happens and life as you know it changes forever, it takes a certain strength of character to accept and embrace the changes and create something beautiful out of it. Today's guest, copper artist, Troy Wood, has done just that. Troy talks with Anne about his work and his journey.
His art is on exhibition in the ARTspace until the end of November.

Duration: 00:59:17 | Date: 19 November, 2021

John Hanlon and Primo Promo

John Hanlon tells his story of becoming an accidental pop star in NZ in the 70's, then talks with Anne about his new album, "Naked Truths". Kelly and Jasmine, from Primo, talk about their 'Primo-it-Forward' promotion.

Duration: 1:00:26 | Date: 12 November, 2021

Mary and Matire Kōrero Mai

Does your bucket list include what happens when you kick it? Today's guest, Mary Robertson, can help you with that. Mary is the Advance Care Planning Facilitator with TDHB and host of a new radio show ' Kōrero Mai'.

The guest for the second half of the show is Matire Ropiha, Taranaki Diabetes Community Coordinator with important messages for Diabetes Action Month (November).

Duration: 00:57:17 | Date: 5 November, 2021

Joni Murphy & Milarky

Duration: 00:59:53 | Date: 29 October, 2021

Frankly Tuesday - Garden Trail Triple Treat

A special focus on the trio of combined events that are happening over the next two weeks across the region: the Taranaki Garden Festival, the Taranaki Arts Trail, and the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail. Guests are Brenda Cash, artist, Shane Hurliman of the Sequoia Steps garden, and Brittany Ryan talking about the New Plymouth Urban sustainable backyard.

Duration: 1:04:04 | Date: 26 October, 2021

Derek, Lois, and Amanda

Anne is joined by three very different artists taking part in the Taranaki Arts Trail 2021.
Derek Hughes - photographer
Lois Parkes - hand potter and creator of quirky children's books
Amanda Hewlett - painter of concepts

Duration: 00:58:38 | Date: 22 October, 2021

Art and Fracking

Paul Coulton is October's artist in the ARTspace. He talks with Anne about his art and his inspiration. In a phone interview, Anne talks with Ali Nicholls, co-producer of a short-film in the Someday Stories series: a documentary called"A Fracking Tour of Taranaki".

Duration: 00:59:19 | Date: 8 October, 2021

Artist Rohan Wealleans

It's Taranaki Arts Trail time again! Today artist Rohan Wealleans is in the studio talking about his unique techniques and the art he produces.

Duration: 00:54:09 | Date: 1 October, 2021

Shane Kidby - Walking With Wings

Shane Kidby is walking the coastline of Aotearoa to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis and the Taranaki Retreat. He talks with Anne about his reasons and what it's been like so far. Also, Emily, from the husband and wife duo, Aro, in a phone interview talking about their work including their new EP, Te Wai. Waiata from the EP is featured during the show.

Duration: 00:58:35 | Date: 17 September, 2021

So Much - Renee Milner

Renee Milner joins Anne on the release date of her latest single and video 'So Much'.
"There's an abundance of good in the world, and it's there all the time if we know how receive it."

Duration: 00:56:47 | Date: 10 September, 2021


Anne catches up with past-station manager, Alessandra Keighley. Just what is it about the letter S that has prompted Alessandra to be so vocal?

Duration: 1:00:00 | Date: 27 August, 2021

Whiteley Church Meets ART

Anne chats with the very lovely couple, the Rev Dan Yeazel and his wife Monica, about their life and works, including two shows on Access Radio Taranaki: Lunchtime Concerts at Whiteley and Grace Notes.

Duration: 00:59:05 | Date: 3 September, 2021

Todd from Civil Defence and Music

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

Duration: 00:48:19 | Date: 20 August, 2021

St John Youth and WISE Charitable Trust

St John's is so much more than just an ambulances service in times of need. Tanya Vivier and her daughter Naquitta talk with Anne about St John Youth divisions and the wonderful opportunities they offer. Paul and Moerah from WISE Charitable Trust talk about the great work they're doing in the community and what their organization does.

Duration: 00:56:50 | Date: 6 August, 2021

Men's Shed

Anne talks with Phil Taylor, manager of the Men's Shed, and Doug, a member of the Men's Shed about the resurgence of the Men's Shed in New Plymouth and around the region and the important role they play in the community. Patti from the Toy Library also comes in to ask for books for the upcoming book fair!

Duration: 00:54:29 | Date: 30 July, 2021

Volunteering for Girl Guiding NZ

Vicki Frewin and Nikita Smith volunteer for Girl Guiding NZ, Vicki as a Unit Team Leader/ Regional Hub Co-ordinator for Taranaki and Manawatu-Whanganui and Nikita as a Unit Team Leader in Inglewood. They talk with Anne about Girl Guiding in NZ in the 2020's and what what a rewarding experience it is for our volunteer Leaders.

Duration: 00:53:25 | Date: 23 July, 2021

Venture Taranaki, Graeme James and Marie Riordan

Justine Gilliland and Anne Probert drop in to speak about a few things Venture Taranaki is doing for the food sector in Taranaki. There's a phone interview with Taranaki-born musician, Graeme James, ahead of his upcoming performance at 4th Wall Theatre. Graeme's music is played during the show. Finally, Marie Riordan from Volunteering NP, talks with Anne about the need to change the language around volunteering.

Duration: 00:59:49 | Date: 16 July, 2021

Every Body Needs to Eat

Everybody needs to eat but, for some, their relationship with food is an unhealthy compulsion. Hamada, Catherine and Janie talk about their relationship with food and the positive impact of Overeaters Anonymous on their lives
Duration: 00:55:32 | Date: 9 July, 2021

Duration: 00:55:32 | Date: 9 July, 2021

Charlotte's Found Utopia

New Plymouth artist Charlotte Giblin talks about her artistic and personal journeys of self-discovery. Her latest works form part of an exhibition called 'Utopia Found'. They are a reflection of her journey and of where she found herself.

Duration: 00:58:50 | Date: 2 July, 2021

Bellyful of Goodness

Bellyful is a nationwide charity that cooks and delivers free meals to whanau with new babies or young children who need extra support.

Taranaki is about to become the 25th branch of Bellyful, thanks to the efforts of today's guests, Lynley Skinner, who shares her story on Frankly Friday.

Duration: 00:53:26 | Date: 25 June, 2021

Feats Conservation Conversation

Tobias Jones, Tupaea Hekenui and Josiah Waite are part of a Conservation Programme being run by Feats Pae Tawhiti, in partnership with STDC, MTFJ and Taranaki Chamber of Commerce. Hear them talk directly about their experiences on the programme and what it means for their futures.

Duration: 00:53:26 | Date: 18 June, 2021

Glen Bennett

New(ish) Taranaki MP, Glen Bennett reflects back on his first 7 months in Parliament and shares his hopes for the future. "Be the ancestor your descendants will thank."

Duration: 1:10:02 | Date: 11 June, 2021

Shall we Dance

Amanda Bound loves to dance. She is part of an upcoming show by Taranaki's Performing Arts Collective, 'Divas and Legends'. Listen to hear more about the show and about Tribal Belly Dancing.

Duration: 00:55:52 | Date: 4 June, 2021

Byron Vaetoe, Coach McKean Tribute

Byron Vaetoe played basketball under the guidance of coach McKean and together were part of the Mountanaires. Byron is in New Plymouth this weekend for a series of coaching clinics and a tribute game in honour of The Coach. Byron talks about basketball and the inspiration The Coach brought to the game.

Duration: 00:58:18 | Date: 28 May, 2021

Toi Foundation_Hope Walk

Moira, CEO of what was known as TSB Community Trust, talks about the change of name to TOI Foundation and what the re-brand means; Katie is in to talk about the upcoming Hope Walk, in support of preventing teen suicides.

Duration: 00:56:47 | Date: 21 May, 2021

Dance Around The World

Both of todays guests have something in common- a love of travel. Mary Sylvester talks with Anne about the Scottish Ceilidh, and NZ's 'most travelled man in his 60's' Len Wilson, shares some of his travel stories. More stories from his book can be heard on his new radio show 'Travels with Mr Len'. Featuring music from some of the countries we talk about.

Duration: 00:59:13 | Date: 14 May, 2021

Talking with Lynda Carter

Lynda is the current exhibitor in ART's gallery. She shares her journey of inspiration and art. Featuring classic kiwi tracks for NZ Music Month.

Duration: 00:56:53 | Date: 7 May, 2021