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Girl Friday with Alessandra and friends. The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.

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The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.

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Carl Austin - Gypsy Pirate

Anne talks with gypsy pirate and musician, Carl Austin

Duration: 00:56:13 | Date: 13 December, 2019

Kayla Upton - Sculptor and Occultist

Join in for the second 1/2 of a riveting conversation about beliefs, being true to yourself and following your path.

Duration: 00:30:27 | Date: 6 December, 2019

The Saints Drop In

St Paul (Coulton), St Andrew (Andy Bassett), St Peter (Hickey) and St Nick (Boheimer - Jellylegs) come to ART to talk about the Gig For Johnny - 12 hours of blues at the NP Club 30th November. Lucky for us they also brought their guitars, sax and harmonicas with them.

Duration: 00:55:34 | Date: 29 November, 2019

Ladies 80s Choir_Homework Exhibition

Alessandra is joined by 3 of the 11 members of the Ladies 80's Choir to talk about their upcoming performance. Also, Laura and Colleen from Puke Ariki, put the call out for submissions by local artists to participate in the Home Work: Taranaki Art 2020 Exhibition.

Duration: 00:55:11 | Date: 22 November, 2019

Cool African Groove

Alessandra talks with Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima, host of this new live show on ART, featuring African music.

Duration: 00:57:36 | Date: 15 November, 2019

Eating Disorders

Today's host, Virginia Winder, talks with Sue Philipson, from New Plymouth's Family Eating Disorder Support Group, and Francesca Aldridge, a registered clinical nutritionist, about eating disorders, especially in young people. Topics covered include how to spot an eating disorder, the effects of diets, body image, food awareness and food as medicine.

Duration: 01:04:58 | Date: 8 November, 2019

Creative Fibre Artists_O Juliet

Guests today: Juliet McLean of O Juliet on the release of their new album "Unlash the Boats"; Creative Fibre artists Suzan Kostanich and Janette Theobald on the NP Creative Fibre exhibition at the JD Reid Gallery. With music from Juliet's new album.

Duration: 00:57:03 | Date: 1 November, 2019

Stories of the Stones

Lynette, from Dalgleish Diamond Jewellers, shares some of the incredibly moving stories behind the jewellery, stories that are being collected to commemorate their 100th anniversary.

Duration: 00:56:13 | Date: 4 October, 2019

Gareth and Ruakere Hond Recording

Gareth Kahui, host of "Keeping it Reo", talks with Dr Ruakere Hond about the upcoming commemoration of the land wars at Owae Marae, Te Puutake o te Riri.

Duration: 00:22:45 | Date: 25 October, 2019

Alessandra_New Music and Musings

Alessandra shares her favourite new music

Duration: 00:58:03 | Date: 18 October, 2019

Isla Fabu and Sally Hikaka_Listening To The Land Exhibition

Isla Fabu and Sally Hikaka talk with Alessandra about their new exhibition "Listening to the Land - an exploration of connection to place".

Duration: 00:54:47 | Date: 11 October, 2019

Lynette From Dalgleish

Lynette, from Dalgleish Diamond Jewellers, shares some of the incredibly moving stories behind the jewellery, stories that are being collected to commemorate their 100th anniversary.

Duration: 00:56:13 | Date: 4 October, 2019

Theresa and Jolene_Takiwaakanga

Takiwātanga is the new term for autism - in his or her own time and space. Theresa Tongi and Jolene Stockman-Quicke, from Autism Connex, share their stories.

Duration: 00:59:25 | Date: 27 September, 2019

Charlotte From Tu Tama Wahine

Charlotte from Tu Tama Wahine talks about upcoming projects

Duration: 01:00:03 | Date: 20 September, 2019

Ange, Elvisa and More

Girl Friday with guest host Ange Smiley and friends Kiriana, Elvisa and Paula. The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.

Duration: 00:56:33 | Date: 13 September, 2019

Cultural Differences

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 6 September, 2019


Friends from past shows join Alessandra for the last ever live show from the hill. Guests include Danae, Franciszka, Ange, Elvisa, Linda, EJ, Suraya and Helene. The conversation flows over 2 hours: from memories, community and being in the CBD, to keeping safe and consent - what women talk about when they get together with beverages. (Warning: contains a couple of swears.)

Duration: 01:55:55 | Date: 30 August, 2019


Reflecting on ART on the hill and the upcoming move

Duration: 00:58:04 | Date: 23 August, 2019

Apathetic Son_Narcissistic Mother

Lucy, Raedie and Craig, from Scotland’s live arts organisation 21Common, talk about their show in this year's Taranaki Winterfest: The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother.

Duration: 00:55:06 | Date: 16 August, 2019

Marie and Wendy_Volunteering NP

Duration: 00:55:51 | Date: 9 August, 2019

Raui and Jean

Meet NgaRauPonga Sarron (Auntie Raui), and Jean Adams - close friends who met when they both moved into the Jean Sandel Retirement Village at the same time. They share their stories with Alessandra - from growing up in Moturoa and London, respectively, during WWII to present day life at Jean Sandel.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 2 August, 2019

Hosts Imogen_Eve

Duration: 00:59:38 | Date: 26 July, 2019

Voices of the Future_Nikita and Jezza

Meet Nikita Taiapa and Jezza Vivian - young women on a mission to have a real voice in the Climate Change conversation

Duration: 01:00:54 | Date: 12 July, 2019

Girl Friday With Saturn

Ex-ART Showmaker Saturn Murray (Saturn's Orbit) is in town for a visit. She called into to the station and talks, here, with Alessandra about being part of ART and studying art in Wellington.

Duration: 00:55:19 | Date: 5 July, 2019

Oracles and Things

Duration: 00:50:40 | Date: 28 June, 2019

Kristy Lowe_Findhorne

Duration: 00:56:13 | Date: 21 June, 2019

Music and Just Transition Community Conference

Duration: 00:55:50 | Date: 14 June, 2019

With Jax

Jax Hamilton talks about her pop-up Jamaican restaurant, part of this weekend's Feastival in New Plymouth, and racism. Live music by Bittercup and Emily Riordan.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 7 June, 2019

Lorella and Kayla_Plastic Free July

Duration: 00:55:11 | Date: 31 May, 2019

Phone a Friend

Phone conversations with: Niki Jenkinson - Taranaki Arts Trail; Alex - Kirtan Yoga at the Yoga Space; Etahn Griffiths - School Strike 4 Climate NP; Elliott Blyth - School Strike 4 Climate NZ/Wellington.

Duration: 00:58:34 | Date: 24 May, 2019

Host Hokipera Ruakere

Duration: 00:56:03 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Juliet McClean

Virginia Winder talks with local musician Juliet Mclean

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 3 May, 2019

Virginia and Elizabeth Smither

Host Virginia Winder chats with Elizabeth Smither about the writing process, poetry and her latest book, 'Loving Sylvie'.

Duration: 00:57:44 | Date: 12 April, 2019

NyOh And Katie

Duration: 01:01:12 | Date: 5 April, 2019

Barbara and Brittany

Barbara Fakavamoeanga shares her journey to recovery from brain injury; live music by Brittany Smith

Duration: 00:49:44 | Date: 29 March, 2019

Ladies From The Inner Wheel

Pat, Betty, Shirley and Lynn, from The Inner Wheel New Plymouth North Club, talk about their club and the friendships and opportunities it offers.

Duration: 00:57:08 | Date: 22 March, 2019

Hika Perez_Youth Minister

Duration: 00:59:18 | Date: 15 March, 2019

Virginia Winder Talks With Taryn Utiger

Duration: 01:06:18 | Date: 1 March, 2019

Ingrid Vercammen_Janet Fleming

Guests are Ingrid Vercammen and Janet Fleming. Hear about Ingrid's upcoming seminar on harnessing the power of feminine leadership. Janet talks family, farming, Sport Taranaki, and Rural Razzle.

Duration: 01:03:01 | Date: 22 February, 2019

Paepae in the Park

The ART team share their experiences of taking the caravan on its first official outing - to Paepae in the Park, in Patea, on Waitangi Day

Duration: 01:02:06 | Date: 8 February, 2019

Justine Gilliland_Taranaki 2050

Justine Gilliland from Venture Taranaki invites all to become involved in developing a roadmap for Taranaki in 2050. New Zealand is shifting to a lower emissions economy and Taranaki is helping lead this transition. The Taranaki 2050 Roadmap project is led by Venture Taranaki and the Just Transitions Unit at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment.
Your input will help develop the Taranaki 2050 Roadmap where we (the people of Taranaki) will plan out where we have come from, where we are now and where we need and want to get to.

Check out the webpage, which has a short video explaining what Taranaki 2050 is aiming to do:

Duration: 00:57:05 | Date: 1 February, 2019

The Koru Project_Luke and Corryn

With guests Luke Millard and Corinne Pryce-Baxter. Luke introduces the upcoming Koru Project that's happening in the Huatoki Plaza in February and sings for us.

Duration: 00:57:57 | Date: 25 January, 2019

Gratitude: Live From the Caravan

With live musicians Lena and Zeon, from France, playing trumpet and violin

Duration: 01:09:02 | Date: 21 December, 2018

Julia Peculia and Mama Titi

Julia and her mother Tito talk to Alessandra about all things Swedish. Julia provides the live music for the show with her distinctive and stunning style.

Duration: 00:55:34 | Date: 7 December, 2018

Kim Dunlop-Roberts and Karen Venables_ThrivingTaranaki

Duration: 01:00:36 | Date: 30 November, 2018

We Have Cake

Duration: 00:44:57 | Date: 23 November, 2018

Social workers International - Council of International Fellowship

Five International social workers, in Taranaki for a CIF (Council of International Fellowship) conference come in for a chat. With live music by Wesley James.

Duration: 00:56:31 | Date: 16 November, 2018

Ben Shewry - Why Indigenous Food

With live music by Serious Happiness

Duration: 00:56:51 | Date: 2 November, 2018

Virginia Winder Talks Garden Festival and New Music

Duration: 00:57:35 | Date: 26 October, 2018

Laid Back Friday

Duration: 01:01:12 | Date: 19 October, 2018

Ange Jury - Women's Refuge_Renee Millner

Duration: 00:56:11 | Date: 12 October, 2018

Elle Belushi

Duration: 00:56:42 | Date: 5 October, 2018


Duration: 00:55:08 | Date: 28 September, 2018

Paora Joseph_Poppies

Duration: 00:56:38 | Date: 21 September, 2018

Hope Walk Against Suicide

With Selah Saints and Hunter and Ets from Christchurch

Duration: 00:55:30 | Date: 7 September, 2018

Michelle_Suffrage Film Festival

Duration: 00:53:51 | Date: 31 August, 2018

Anne and Michelle_National Poetry Day

Duration: 00:52:38 | Date: 24 August, 2018

Julia_Take Them a Meal

Duration: 00:56:35 | Date: 17 August, 2018

Sonja Renee Taylor, Rawinia from Women's Refuge

With live music from our own Stephanie Piquette

Duration: 00:58:14 | Date: 10 August, 2018

Nganeko Erewhata

Duration: 00:57:05 | Date: 27 July, 2018

Mae from Motorua, Fiona Young - "A Plastic Ocean"

With music by Mark and Ariana

Duration: 01:04:39 | Date: 13 July, 2018

Lauree Jones from Enviroschools

Duration: 00:50:18 | Date: 6 July, 2018

Vital Transformations Mauri Ora

With guests Annand Rose, Ian Clothier and Wayne Morris (on the washboard)

Duration: 01:00:17 | Date: 29 June, 2018

Joni Murpy, Anna_The Collaboration, Eileen_Embroidery

Duration: 00:59:33 | Date: 22 June, 2018

Ladies 80s Choir_Maria Ramsay_Emily_ADLIB_Kuvarji_Erin

Duration: 01:03:38 | Date: 15 June, 2018

Kelly, Primo_Leanne, ART Cafe_John, The Leavings_Franzesca

Duration: 00:59:01 | Date: 8 June, 2018

Ruth Cohen, Stephanie Mitchell, Ellie Dixon, Angela Solomons

Duration: 00:58:59 | Date: 1 June, 2018

Sophie Kelly, Rachel Church_Feastival

Duration: 00:56:40 | Date: 25 May, 2018

Suzanne Porter, Stacey Hitchcock, Jo

Duration: 01:01:47 | Date: 27 April, 2018

Paige Warren, Zoe Hutchieson

Duration: 00:58:12 | Date: 20 April, 2018

Stella McAllum, Viv Batty, Krissy Jackson

Duration: 01:04:39 | Date: 13 April, 2018

The Cuban Brothers

Duration: 00:49:51 | Date: 23 March, 2018

Jax Hamilton

Duration: 01:00:55 | Date: 16 March, 2018

Ian Wallace

Duration: 00:58:17 | Date: 9 March, 2018

Stephanie Mines, Claire, Franzeska

Duration: 00:58:12 | Date: 2 March, 2018

Fiona Morris

Duration: 00:57:31 | Date: 23 February, 2018

Finding Venus

Duration: 00:51:22 | Date: 16 February, 2018

Dr Stephanie Mines

Duration: 00:55:59 | Date: 9 February, 2018


Duration: 00:57:05 | Date: 2 February, 2018

Ruth, Sophie, Unity and boys, Mandi, Lynn

Duration: 00:49:32 | Date: 26 January, 2018