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Making Yourself At Home: Past Episodes 2021

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

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Moving countries can be exciting, challenging and sometimes completely daunting.

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

Stories, insights, music and laughs from all over the world.


Your hosts are (L to R) Laura, Alina and Kadisha


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Sangitha From India

Meditation, deep mindfulness are the things Sangita told us about today.

Duration: 1:00:07 | Date: 13 December, 2021

Paola From Chile

Paola has been travelling around the world for the last 10 years. Listen to her stories and advice.

Duration: 00:59:29 | Date: 6 December, 2021

Marie from Norway

Norway and Aotearoa are countries of roughly the same size and population, yet they are very different. Marie looks at some of these differences as she shares conversations about her motherland.

Duration: 1:00:25 | Date: 29 November, 2021

Amelia from New Zealand

Listen to Amelia's story and travels.

Duration: 1:00:10 | Date: 15 November, 2021

Fallon From South Africa

A fun chat about Fallon's story and how she met her kiwi husband.

Duration: 00:59:36 | Date: 8 November, 2021

The One With Simone from the UK

Our guest Simone is a counselor, originally from the UK. She talks about the life changes involved in coming to NZ, and how this affected her family. We talk about some of the cultural differences and share some stories.

Duration: 1:00:11 | Date: 1 November, 2021

With Emma from South Africa

Listen to Emma talk about her country and her new life here in New Zealand.

Duration: 00:59:24 | Date: 18 October, 2021

Cori from the Philippines

Today we chat with Cori – originally from The Philippines, now happily resident in NZ after stints in London and Tokyo! Cori shares her interests, her experiences, and why they chose to make themselves at home in New Zealand.

Duration: 00:51:56 | Date: 11 October, 2021

Amber from the USA

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

Duration: 00:58:49 | Date: 4 October, 2021

Mikaela from Finland

Mikaela from Finland tells us all about her new book that is launching.

Duration: 00:59:08 | Date: 16 August, 2021

Ramona from the Netherlands

Listen to Ramona talk about her journey moving to NZ and how her life changed while living here.

Duration: 1:01:33 | Date: 9 August, 2021

Caitlin from Australia

Caitlin shared with us her journey from Australia to the UK, and then to New Zealand. She arrived in New Zealand in 2008 with her future husband and lives in Egmont Village. Caitlin has her own business 'Child Wise' and she is helping parents practice conscious parenting.

Duration: 00:59:23 | Date: 2 August, 2021

Cheryl from Zimbabwe

Learn a bit about African tribes and good vibes from Cheryl. She is passionate about helping people here in New Zealand and back home in these COVID-19 hard times. If you want to help this cause get in contact with Cheryl on 0279523160.

Duration: 1:02:17 | Date: 26 July, 2021

Simon from England

Listen to Simon's story and how he loves living in New Zealand.

Duration: 1:02:43 | Date: 12 July, 2021

Parissa from Iran

Listen to Parissa tell her story about coming to NZ and how she managed the journey.

Duration: 1:00:13 | Date: 6 July, 2021

Nur from Malaysia

We talk about the journey Nur took from Malaysia to Auckland, and then to New Plymouth.

Duration: 1:00:17 | Date: 28 June, 2021

Performing Arts Collective

We had Emily and Amanda from the Performing Arts Collective NP talk about their purpose and story and about their show this Saturday, 19th of June at 6:30 pm at the New Plymouth Club.

Duration: 00:56:32 | Date: 14 June, 2021

Maryann from USA

Duration: 00:52:57 | Date: 24 May, 2021

Yvonne from Germany

Listen to Yvonne's journey and experiences in New Zealand.

Duration: 00:56:21 | Date: 17 May, 2021

Chryseis from The Philippines

Today's guest Chryseis is originally from the Philippines. She shared with us her passions, painting and photography, and also her new career as a real estate agent. We learnt about the culture and food of the Philippines, and also her journey to make herself at home in NZ

Duration: 01:00:55 | Date: 10 May, 2021

With Saba

Saba talks about the office of ethnic communities based in New Plymouth.

Duration: 00:57:55 | Date: 3 May, 2021

School Holidays

School holidays, cultural differences, and how to stay sane over these two weeks.

Duration: 00:59:51 | Date: 19 April, 2021

With Rosalina from Singapore

Listen to Rosalina talk about her life experiences and philosophy. She is amazing.

Duration: 00:58:53 | Date: 12 April, 2021

With Guest Albany

Listen to her coming to NZ story and her new business idea.

Duration: 1:00:56 | Date: 29 March, 2021

The One About Self Care

Us mums need time for ourselves. Giving from a full cup.

Duration: 00:58:43 | Date: 22 March, 2021

The one with Alieen

Alieen from Chile.

Duration: 00:58:49 | Date: 15 March, 2021

Shailaa from India

A truly inspiring chat with Shailaa from India.

Duration: 1:00:54 | Date: 1 March, 2021

Atefa from Iran

Kadisha and Michelle are joined by Atefeh, originally from Iran. Despite a shaky start in New Plymouth, Atefeh and her family have grown to love living here, and have really made themselves at home. So much so that Atefeh now has her own business, Red Flower aromatherapy massage. Tune in to hear her story.

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

Pat From Taiwan

Pat's interesting life and experiences

Duration: 1:00:41 | Date: 15 February, 2021

With Malcolm From India

Malcolm shares some memories from growing up in Goa, India to making New Plymouth his home, and, together with his wife, Kadisha, sings and plays for us.

Duration: 00:58:25 | Date: 8 February, 2021

Andreea from Romania

What a wonderful interview with Andreea Chiriac from Romania! Andreea arrived in New Plymouth 4 months ago during the pandemic times as an essential worker.

Duration: 00:59:23 | Date: 1 February, 2021

Karen From Australia

Duration: 01:01:13 | Date: 25 January, 2021

Back After the Break

Laura and Kadisha look back at 2020 and talk about New Year Resolutions.

Duration: 1:00:25 | Date: 11 January, 2021

Making a 2021 Vision Board

Listen in to learn some steps towards creating a powerful vision board to inspire your 2021.

Duration: 00:59:21 | Date: 4 January, 2021