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A selection of one-off programmes or significant interviews

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From time to time something special comes along that just has to be made available for all to hear. These special broadcasts are one-off programmes or significant interviews that have featured on Access Radio Taranaki.


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Interview with Helen Clark

When Helen Clark came to town as a guest speaker for the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in NZ, Alessandra took the chance to ask her three questions: one on the impact of a country childhood has had on her work both here and internationally, one on the importance of public broadcasting, and one on the importance of engaging young people, with a focus on authenticity. (Alessandra can sure pack a lot into 3 1/2 minutes.)

Duration: 00:03:45 | Date: 11 September, 2018

Megan Dunn -"Tinderbox" Author

"People often say I think I’ve got a book in me. Well, I thought I had a book in me too. But it turned out that I actually had Ray Bradbury’s book in me." - Megan Dunn
Alessandra talks with Megan about her first book Tinderbox, Borders book chain, mermaids and life in general.
Galley Beggar says: Riffing on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel about the end of reading, Tinderbox is one of the most interesting books in decades about literary culture and its place in the world.

Duration: 00:30:46 | Date: 26 April, 2018

Pikikore And Tihikura Korero

Pikikore Moore and Tihikura Hohaia are direct descendants of the original owners of the land variously known as Moungaroa/ Windy Point/ Blagdon Hill, from where Access Radio Taranaki broadcasts. This land is now listed for sale. In this programme, Pikikore and Tihikura talk about the history of the land and what it means to them that this important landmark is about to be sold.

Duration: 01:15:34 | Date: 16 December, 2017

Theo's Radio Show

It used to be when Theo Finderup did end up going to school he would spend much of the day curled up in the corner covered in cushions. But in the last few months things have changed and Theo is now thriving in the class. The 11-year old has autism. He is the subject of a short film currently being made: Theo- A Trigger For Change, which will be used as a national resource in schools. This radio show is part of that film.

Duration: 00:18:06 | Date: 30 November, 2017

Teiron Jones_My Story

Documenting the life and musical achievements of ex-pat Welshman Teiron Jones.

Duration: 00:49:27 | Date: 27 November, 2017

Teiron #1_The Two Boys From Taranaki

Welshman Teiron Jones has captured the heart-breakingly beautiful voices of two Taranaki boys before nature changed their range forever.

Duration: 00:29:04 | Date: 22 November, 2017

Chris Bowden - Open Up Not Harden Up

Open Up, Not Harden Up.Manning up to self-harm and suicide. In July 2017 Chris Bowden, Lecturer and Suicide Bereavement researcher, Victoria University of Wellington, spoke in Taranaki about Toxic Masculinity. ART recorded this community talk.

Duration: 01:31:29 | Date: 10 July, 2017

Tane Hunter - Future Crunch

Curious about the frontiers of technology and science and what it means for us humans? Renowned Big Data scientist, Tane Hunter from Melbourne, was in New Plymouth, September 2017, and came up to Access Radio for a chat with Alessandra.

Duration: 00:20:23 | Date: 11 September, 2017