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Alessandra's guest is Graham Ault, aka Rhodie. Rhodie shares his story, which starts in Rhodesia (as it was known then) and ends in NZ. A common thread throughout is radio and a love for music, which is Graham's "why" for his own show on ART, "Rhodie Remembers"
Duration: | Date: 2 October, 2020
Erin Strampel discusses the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail and the many workshops, gardens and events that make it up, for only $2 entry. Also, Lane, Olive, Ella, Megan and Holly of West Coast Theatre discuss their process and their latest production, "2B or not 2B" playing at ZEAL/Mayfair
Duration: 00:57:16 | Date: 29 September, 2020
In this episode of two halves, Alessandra is joined, firstly, by Andre Manella and Adrian Whelan, of Turkey the Bird. Then Elain Shen Rollins and Kerry Ann Lee come in to talk about "Words as Weapons" events at the Govett Brewster Gallery over the weekend, which takes on racism.
Duration: 00:57:02 | Date: 25 September, 2020
Chaplaincy Awareness Week coincides beautifully with Mental Health Awareness Week. Taranaki District Hospital chaplains, Joe Gray and Tim Harland bring their work to life in lively conversation. (Warning: contains swears)
Duration: | Date: 23 October, 2020
This is the first of the 2020 series of interviews with Taranaki Arts Trail artists. Today Viv Davy, textile artist, and Lois Parkes, author, illustrator and ceramicist, share their stories.
Duration: 00:55:21 | Date: 22 September, 2020
Alessandra talks with Judy Wood, from Seasons For Growth, a peer support programme for young people aged 5-18 who are suffering grief and loss
Duration: 00:59:21 | Date: 17 September, 2020
Guests today are Sue and Peter Hogan from Verdigris Creative Studio in Whakaahurangi/Stratford. They welcome art and creative pieces for an exhibition to support Mental Health Week. All proceeds to Taranaki Retreat
Duration: 00:59:49 | Date: 8 September, 2020
Alessandra talks with Philippa Grey and Anna Scott of The Collaboration, growing opportunity and creative expression in Ngaamotu CBD, plus a phone interview with, and the music of, Emily and Charles Looker, who make up Aro - performing this week at 4th Wall Theatre
Duration: 00:59:03 | Date: 4 September, 2020
With more than 60 men registered, the first Taranaki hikoi for 2020 is happening this Weekend (Sept 5th), and offers an amazing opportunity to venture out and connect with the land and also connect with one's self.
Duration: 00:59:05 | Date: 3 September, 2020
Hohepa Te Moana, aka Heps, already podcasts his successful Best Siiide series to thousands of listeners. He is now, also, broadcasting them via ART (Saturdays, 5-6pm). Today he connects the dots with Alessandra, as this collaboration takes off.
Duration: 00:53:52 | Date: 28 August, 2020
Fathers, sons, grandsons, making music on the farm, from everyday objects and implements. Find out how to get involved through the Farm Music Taranaki FB page
Duration: 01:03:57 | Date: 25 August, 2020
Meet guests EJ Barrett and Hayley Elliott-Kernot, as they share their firsts. EJ has just released her first single, "Paint Me a Picture", and shares her views on diversity, neuro-divergent existence, polyamory, and sexuality. Hayley's stunning first solo exhibition is currently showing at the Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Duration: 00:51:45 | Date: 21 August, 2020
Graeme Thompson, artist exhibiting at ART's Emerge Gallery, shares his influences and practice in a journey from Tuatapere to New Plymouth, via California
Duration: 00:41:07 | Date: 20 August, 2020
When Mufasa shows Simba the forbidden zone - is that the wisdom of Indigenous peoples, and are we, at last, preparing to go there? With tunes.
Duration: 00:54:21 | Date: 18 August, 2020
Karen Venables' ancestors, the Jurys, came on one of the first ships into New Plymouth. Likewise Dan Lander's family. Both are advocating towards New Plymouth becoming a community that will give voice to those who have been excluded. They share their deputations in support of Maori Wards and speak about their reasons for being voices for unity.
Duration: 00:58:17 | Date: 11 August, 2020
A jam-packed episode today - Alessandra talks with Gisia from Sound Valley Festival in Whanganui, Reshma about new exhibitions at Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre, and Ty Hema from Taranaki Tool Library
Duration: 01:03:18 | Date: 7 August, 2020
The drums are calling. Julian Raphael talks with Anne about the joys of having music in your life, the Taranaki Singing Venture and drumming circles.
Duration: 00:57:41 | Date: 6 August, 2020
Mean Mako Mean Covid 19 Kõrero is a side project for Mako sisters Iri and Te Aorangi, who saw saw an opportunity during level 3 lockdown and beyond. Drawing on their whănau and friends, they bring speakers to the Facebook airwaves to talk about relevant issues happening locally, nationally and internationally. ART was permitted to broadcast the audio from one of their latest discussions when they were privileged to host Veronica Tawhai, Te Rina Warren and JJ Carberry and talk all things Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Founding members of Te Atākura and lecturers at Massey University, the trio were able to dissect articles, clear up confusion and dispel illusions in a positive and sobering fashion. The discussion has been split into two halves -this is part two.
Duration: 00:57:23 | Date: 31 July, 2020
Mean Mako Mean Covid 19 Kõrero is a side project for Mako sisters Iri and Te Aorangi, who saw saw an opportunity during level 3 lockdown and beyond. Drawing on their whănau and friends, they bring speakers to the Facebook airwaves to talk about relevant issues happening locally, nationally and internationally. ART was permitted to broadcast the audio from one of their latest discussions when they were privileged to host Veronica Tawhai, Te Rina Warren and JJ Carberry and talk all things Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Founding members of Te Atākura and lecturers at Massey University, the trio were able to dissect articles, clear up confusion and dispel illusions in a positive and sobering fashion. The discussion has been split into two halves - this is Part One.
Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 30 July, 2020
Today's guest is Gwenyth Richards, counsellor at Te Ara Pae Trust in Te Hawera. Te Ara Pae: a place to rest and gather yourself before carrying on along your path
Duration: 00:57:40 | Date: 23 July, 2020
Artist Teresa Gooden is excited. There's a new exhibition about to open at Lumen Gallery in Tataramaiaka, featuring the works of 10 artists, plus they're launching an awesome school holiday programme.
Duration: 01:00:13 | Date: 30 June, 2020
Graeme Nelson and Katherine Blaney have been guests before, talking about Manifold. Today they're talking about their latest project, Do Box Modular Createspace. Not so much a container - a space that is available for you to whatever you need to do. Marie Riordon of Volunteering New Plymouth is also a guest, promoting Volunteering Week.
Duration: 01:02:29 | Date: 26 June, 2020
Alessandra talks with Acushla-Tara Kupe who is bringing Frontyard Fest to Taranaki - a travelling performance of 10 minutes delivered to the elders of Taranaki where they live.
Duration: 00:57:59 | Date: 25 June, 2020
Within the show hear a Jolene Stockman-Quicke talk about takiwaatanga (autism), and what it means to be different. (Replayed with permission.)
Duration: 00:59:30 | Date: 23 June, 2020
Amidst lots of laughter, Elvisa and Antonia share their (w)raps and their support of The Junction, the new recycling hub at the Transfer Station.
Duration: 01:01:25 | Date: 19 June, 2020
Asia Rose Blowfield knew at 3yrs old, she wanted to dance. The now 16-year old daughter of Taranaki, reflects on her journey dedicated to her artform, which has taken her from Taranaki to Auckland, London, Houston, Texas and back again.
Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 11 June, 2020
Luke Galley and a few of the crew from ZEAL Taranaki, the home of young creatives, join Alessandra and sing and play for us. (Awesome!!) Then Andre, otherwise known as Sonic Delusion, shares his new single, released today.
Duration: 00:57:27 | Date: 5 June, 2020
Former ART-broadcaster and friend, Jo Blowfield, and Sunita Torrance, who brings the coffee to the masses with Flash Mob Coffee, catch up with Alessandra and share a hot cup of inclusivity.
Duration: 00:57:21 | Date: 4 June, 2020
NPDC Councillor, Amanda Clinton-Gohdes shares a new project that aims to bring community together: the Taranaki Apart Together Quilt Project.
Duration: 01:00:07 | Date: 26 May, 2020
What happens when you're the driver of a band on tour and you're too short to see over the wheel of the Pontiac that you're driving? Find out all this and more from Taranaki arts advocate, Nicki Jenkinson.
Duration: 01:00:01 | Date: 13 May, 2020
Taranaki potter, Marita Green, talks about seeing and sharing beauty. Suraya Siddhu Singh reads her latest short story, "Comet of the Century"
Duration: 00:57:39 | Date: 8 May, 2020
Alessandra plays lots of local music and talks with Reshma Madhi from Govett Brewster Art Gallery about Community Film Project and the Window Gallery.
Duration: 00:55:42 | Date: 7 May, 2020
Alessandra catches up with Zoe and brand-new baby, Osiris, and with Taranaki's Extreme Weather-man, Craig Jeffrey, about Comet Swan
Duration: 00:58:00 | Date: 1 May, 2020
Catherine Ford runs an Architectural Design and Healthy Home consultancy called Potential Architecture. She talks with Alessandra about how people can keep their homes safe and healthy for the upcoming cooler months.
Duration: 00:57:43 | Date: 30 April, 2020
Ruth Harvey, talks with Alessandra about fostering creativity. Past-Puke Ariki Curator, Ruth is now with AS220 in Providence Rhode Island - an art space with a difference.
Duration: 00:59:07 | Date: 28 April, 2020
Mayor Neil Holdom talks about how the council is looking to the future, post-COVID, then Alessandra talks to her two neighbours, Isiah and Billy, who are students getting to grips with learning from home.
Duration: 00:53:43 | Date: 15 April, 2020
Alessandra is joined by Helen Griffiths, the Bandana Bard, and her daughter, singer-songwriter, Laura. We try to share their live music, but may have met the limits of Zoom.
Duration: 01:00:02 | Date: 14 April, 2020
Zoe Hutchieson had a beautiful plan ready for the birth of her baby, but then along came the rāhui. With live music by the lovely mother-in waiting.
Duration: 00:56:02 | Date: 9 April, 2020
Wonder how the rest of the world is doing right now? Bjorn and Tito, joining the show all the way from Sweden, share a bit of their world with Alessandra.
Duration: 00:56:54 | Date: 8 April, 2020
Talking farming with Jules Matthews. Jules has lifelong and world-wide experience of farming and knows the pressures that farmers face. Her knowledge of holistic management and regenerative farming is not only extensive, it's also really, really interesting - even to city folk.
Duration: 01:03:34 | Date: 7 April, 2020
Lynda Northcott takes us flying today. A presenter on an earlier ART show, Spirit Taranaki, today, Lynda shares a live meditation.
It is Phone-a-Friend on Sweet Talk at the Village Well.
Duration: 00:53:53 | Date: 2 April, 2020
Alessandra talks with Mel from Driving Miss Daisy, offering all kinds of essential driving services during this time, and with Blue from the back blocks
Duration: 01:01:17 | Date: 25 March, 2020
The world is gripped by Corona Virus Chaos. In an uncertain world (and when has it not been?) we can look to our community and our elders for wisdom and support. Community media is a resource to be used by real people. How can we be of service to you???
Duration: 00:57:18 | Date: 17 March, 2020
Ange and Davey Calder discuss world events in relation to the beloved WOMAD festival: COVID-19, green sponsors, artists to watch, and more.
Duration: 00:58:53 | Date: 12 March, 2020
Continuing the series of interviews with speakers on the new STEAM Lab stage at WOMAD 2020, Virginia talks with cybersecurity researcher, Ian Welch.
(Our apologies for the poor sound quality in parts of this recording, due to technical difficulties experienced during the phone interview.)
Duration: 00:28:07 | Date: 5 March, 2020
Dr Simon P Taylor, another of the speakers on the new STEAM Lab stage at WOMAD 2020, talks with Virginia about the cosmic dancing and the universe.
Duration: 00:26:29 | Date: 5 March, 2020
Rebecca from TAFT talks with Alessandra about the new stage at this year's WOMAD, SteamLab, celebtraing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Then, in a phone interview, Alessandra talks with one of the SteamLab speakers, Daniel Burmester.
Duration: 00:55:05 | Date: 3 March, 2020
Virginia talks with Wayne Morris about what will be happening at this year's WOMAD in the Kidzone and makes us all want to be kids again.
Duration: 00:58:26 | Date: 27 February, 2020
Meet Julian Raphael and Laura Durville, musicians who love to share. Hear their story, and be inspired to raise your voice in joyful song with Taranaki Singing Venture. Discover the delights of marimba music, and be transported by the hypnotic notes of the Zimbabwean mbira.
Duration: 00:57:03 | Date: 25 February, 2020
Lisa Berndt from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre shares plans for a street party to celebrate 50 years of bringing art to the community
Duration: 00:55:35 | Date: 18 February, 2020
Alessandra talks with ART's newest broadcaster, Yusuf from the New Plymouth Muslim society, about the new show and the importance of being able to speak freely, then with Rachel Hair about her upcoming show at 4th Wall Theatre.
Duration: 00:55:38 | Date: 4 February, 2020
We meet Brooke from French for Rabbits. Brooke shares about their upcoming tour, supported by Glass Heart String Choir from Seattle. Tour starts in New Plymouth
Duration: 00:58:01 | Date: 31 December, 2019
Cassie is the new Fundraising and Events manager for The Taranaki Cancer Society. We learn about her motivation for the role, the work of the Society, and the upcoming Relay for Life on 28th March
Duration: 00:53:32 | Date: 28 January, 2020
Ange showcases her personal hero, Ms Patti Smith. Beginning with a special karakia from her daughter Jean, Ange spends the show exploring Patti's poetry, her life, and of course, her incredible music.
Duration: 00:58:05 | Date: 23 January, 2020
New Broadcaster, Liz Fry, talks about her journey to becoming a Life Coach, and why she is encouraging people to share their stories
Duration: 00:57:38 | Date: 21 January, 2020