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Special Broadcasts 2017-2019

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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Atamira Dance Company

Marama, Louise and Jack, of Atamira Dance Company share some of the stories behind their show 'Onepū'

Duration: 00:59:16 | Date: 21 August, 2019

Hemp Opportunities

Greg Flavell, 'The Hemp Man' talks with Alessandra about the opportunities on offer for hemp growers (medicinal, high CBD)

Duration: 00:11:45 | Date: 9 August, 2019

Joi Gordon_Dress For Success

Joi Gordon, CEO Dress For Success Worldwide, was in New Zealand to help celebrate NZ Dress For Success's 20th anniversary. She found the time to talk to us at ART, during her whirlwind stop in New Plymouth, about the impact Dress For Success has on the women, their children and the world. Powerful stuff.

Duration: 00:22:12 | Date: 21 June, 2019

Speaking Race Unity

A selection of speeches presented by New Plymouth students in the recent Race Unity Speech competition (including the national winner of the competition).

Duration: 00:56:16 | Date: 1 June, 2019

Taranaki ECE Visit ART

On 23 April, Access Radio Taranaki was visited by a group of 80 ECE teachers from Taranaki as part of their field trip around Taranaki paa sites.

Duration: 00:12:35 | Date: 23 April, 2019

Global Women 'Activate Leadership'

Global Women is a collaboration of New Zealand's most influential women leaders promoting inclusion and diversity for improved societal and economic growth. In Oct/Nov 2018, they brought their ‘Activate Leadership’ Programme to New Plymouth - the first time they have been to regional NZ. This podcast was made by those Taranaki women who took part in the programme.

Duration: 00:26:57 | Date: 13 April, 2019

Yusuf Khan_On Being a Kiwi Muslim

Yusuf Khan, a leader in the New Plymouth Muslim Community, shares his story and reaction to the recent events in Christchurch

Duration: 00:31:24 | Date: 18 March, 2019

CIF Social Workers Part2

The Council of International Fellowship (CIF) is a worldwide organisation to provide possibilities for inservice training and the exchange of professional experiences in the field of Social Work. Recently they held their bi-ennial conference in New Plymouth.

Duration: 00:46:24 | Date: 13 December, 2018

CIF Social Workers Part1

The Council of International Fellowship (CIF) is a worldwide organisation to provide possibilities for inservice training and the exchange of professional experiences in the field of Social Work. Recently they held their bi-ennial conference in New Plymouth.

Duration: 00:53:09 | Date: 15 December, 2018

Jacob O'Connor_Work Experience Hero

Jacob O'Connor, student at Francis Douglas Memorial College, has spent the last three days at Access Radio Taranaki, learning all about making radio, for work experience. He made this show all by himself.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 28 November, 2018

Dr John Street and Pastor Mark Watson

Dr John Street specialises in Biblical Counselling. He recently visited New Plymouth at the invitation of Pastor Mark Watson, Pastor and Elder of The Faith Bible Church to host a workshop on Biblical Counselling for Fear and Anxiety.

During this 40 minute interview, Dr Street talks with Alessandra about his journey.

Duration: 00:37:15 | Date: 18 October, 2018

Victor 5 Veterans_Roy Komene and Wihau Tamihana

Victor 5 Veterans Roy Komene and Wihau Tamihana talk to Alessandra about their time serving in Vietnam, the ongoing impact on mental and physical health, Agent Orange and more.

Duration: 01:09:25 | Date: 9 February, 2017

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