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Migrant Women Meet: Past Episodes 2020

A virtual meeting over the airwaves for women from many countries and cultures, all with different backgrounds and reasons for making their home here in Taranaki.

Airing time: Your choice, on-demand

Every Tuesday for the last 5 years an eclectic bunch of women have met at Puke Ariki Library in New Plymouth. Called "Migrant Women Meet", this group is open to any woman who is new to Taranaki, regardless of age, race, beliefs, or reasons for being here. The support and friendship this group provides has been a lifeline for many as they start their new life in this wonderful province.

With the temporary closing of the library, this weekly broadcast was a great way for the women to stay in touch, and to keep sharing and laughing together, when circumstances are keeping them apart.

Your hosts are Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima and Michelle Bent

Access Radio Taranaki was delighted to help Migrant Women Meet continue their support for one another in this special way.

This radio show continues post-lockdown under the name "Making Yourself at Home", with new hosts, Kadisha and Alina.


Click on the title of an episode to listen

On Mental Health and Motherhood

Join Cheryl, Michelle, Virna, Kadisha and Miia for a frank discussion on the highs and lows of motherhood. They talk openly about love and loss, and the often-taboo subject of Post-Natal Depression. These 5 women from very different cultures share tears, laughter, insights, and a healthy dose of sisterhood.

Duration: 00:58:51 | Date: 16 June, 2020

With Kadisha

Kadisha is a musician, photographer, mum, architect and long-term supporter of Migrant Women Meet. Hear Kadisha's story and her original music.

Duration: 00:58:50 | Date: 9 June, 2020

With Rosemary and Stephanie

Duration: 01:00:03 | Date: 2 June, 2020

With Doella

This week we share the talents of two of our members, with an original song by Kadisha and Doella joining is for a chat. Doella shares her passion for healing, using many different modalities.

Duration: 01:00:56 | Date: 26 May, 2020

With Oceane and Miia

Cheryl and Michelle talk about the ups and downs of Level 2, and their experiences of being back out in the world again. Guests Miia and Oceane join us to share their experience of being consultants for Arbonne, creator of naturally-inspired beauty and wellness products. All this tied together with your musical requests.

Duration: 00:57:54 | Date: 19 May, 2020

Heading for Level 2

With the news of our approaching move to Alert Lvl 2 comes excitement, relief, and for some, anxiety around staying compliant with the rules. Cheryl shares information about a free online seminar happening this week, the "Stimulus Summit". NZ Music Month means that as well as playing your music requests, we also squeeze in some very local music, finishing up with a true Kiwi classic.

Duration: 00:59:55 | Date: 12 May, 2020


Duration: 00:52:43 | Date: 5 May, 2020

Old Friends

Duration: 00:58:28 | Date: 28 April, 2020


Duration: 00:56:54 | Date: 21 April, 2020

Hook Up

Duration: 00:59:19 | Date: 14 April, 2020


Duration: 00:59:48 | Date: 7 April, 2020


Duration: 00:57:51 | Date: 30 March, 2020


Duration: 01:00:56 | Date: 23 March, 2020