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Ta Talanoa: Past Episodes 2022-2021

Ta Talanoa - let's talk

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In Samoan, "Ta Talanoa" means "Let's Talk".

This show is about having good conversations, with ourselves as well as others.  Through great conversations we can share valuable information, that can uplift, inspire and empower individuals as well as our communities.

"Fa'ataua le Talatalanoa - Value Conversations"

Sieni focuses her discussions on the 5 themes of her book, AUALA, which tells her 'transformational story from Samoa to New Zealand':


Unique Skills





Host: Sieni Richardson

Language: Samoan


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Christmas Show 2021

Great time to relax, recover, and enjoy the holidays with your families and friends. Value your time with your families.

Duration: 00:28:12 | Date: 21 December, 2021

Time To Reflect

I believe it's important to take the time to reflect on things and life in general, especially with the extremities and challenges we've all faced during this year. Let's reflect on how far we've all come!

Duration: 00:28:49 | Date: 14 December, 2021

Making Sacrifices

Having good conversations is good a way to remind each other of the many sacrifices we all make and why we make them.

Duration: 00:29:33 | Date: 30 November, 2021

Building Trust

How do we build trust in today world’s with so much happening?
I do believe, open and honest conversations are still important in this space. It is one of many ways we can develop mechanisms and ways to be able to have trust in people, systems, processes, and all things happening in our surroundings.

Duration: 00:30:46 | Date: 16 November, 2021

Faalogo Toto’a

Active listening is important during these trying times we are all experiencing now. Having good and open conversations is critical. It’s not just about speaking but listening plays such an important role in our lives. There are many benefits from being great listeners, to name a few, building trust, reducing misunderstanding, encouraging empathy, and many more.

Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 26 October, 2021

Develop our Strengths

Our environment at the moment is still challenging, therefore we need to develop our strengths so we are able to cope well. We should continue to have open and meaningful conversations with ourselves and others around us.

Duration: 00:29:23 | Date: 12 October, 2021

Perspective on Things

Our perspective on things is very important. With challenges we face every day it's always good to look at things from two lenses and reach out to others for help. Great conversations can be the first step and be open to receive sharing from others.

Duration: 00:29:08 | Date: 28 September, 2021

Challenges of the Lockdown

While we all face different challenges during this lockdown, having meaningful conversations is ever so important right now. Through our conversations, we are helping each other in many ways.

Duration: 00:28:02 | Date: 14 September, 2021

Our Experince

Our experiences in life help us grow. If we need to keep growing, we need to create new experiences. Experience is the best teacher.

Duration: 00:31:45 | Date: 17 August, 2021


Our decision-making not only impacts our lives but others as well. Conversations with others can also help us make well-informed decisions.

Duration: 00:28:53 | Date: 3 August, 2021


Perseverance is required if we want to achieve things in life. We have to face challenges and aversions with perseverance.

Duration: 00:30:59 | Date: 20 July, 2021

Resilience Duration

Duration: 00:28:46 | Date: 16 July, 2021

Our Enviroment

Our environment plays an important part in our everyday lives, our personal and professional growth. It's our own responsibility to make good choices about the environment we want to be in.

Duration: 00:29:4 | Date: 6 July, 2021

Time Mangement

Time management over time is important and we all know and agree with that. We must respect our time and others' time.

Duration: 00:29:12 | Date: 22 June, 2021


Our language is our identity, and it's so important for us to value and keep our language alive. Our language is our way of communicating our values to others.

Duration: 00:30:22 | Date: 8 June, 2021


Having confidence in ourselves can help us progress to different things in life. We grow and develop our confidence one step at a time if we are willing to take necessary actions daily.

Duration: 00:31:37 | Date: 25 May, 2021


Discipline is so important in our everyday lives today. Discipline builds a mutual relation with our children as well as others. I believe through conversations we encourage and support each other in order to achieve whatever we set out to do.

Duration: 00:29:34 | Date: 4 May, 2021

Role Model

Ta Talanoa means let's talk in Samoan. It's a show where we have good conversations; where we get to connect with our community and people around us. We can learn so much more from each other through conversations.

Duration: 00:29:09 | Date: 20 April, 2021


Duration: 00:30:51 | Date: 30 March, 2021


Ta Talanoa means let's talk in Samoan. It's a show where we have good conversations; where we get to connect with our community and people around us. We can learn so much more from each other through conversations.

Duration: 00:29:32 | Date: 16 March, 2021


It's important to be prepared at all times for things that will likely happen, especially with these lockdowns. We have to play our part and let's work together so we can all come out of this Covid-19.

Duration: 00:29:31 | Date: 2 March, 2021

Resilience Duration

Duration: 00:28:46 | Date: 16 February, 2021

Setting Boundaries

Duration: 00:29:02 | Date: 2 February, 2021

New Year Resolutions

Duration: 00:30:12 | Date: 19 January, 2021

Christmas Show

Duration: 00:30:02 | Date: 22 December, 2020

Tu Aga ma Amioga (Attitude)

"AUALA" - the first A in the title of Sieni's book about her journey and life lessons from Samoa to New Zealand, stands for 'ATTITUDE'

Duration: 00:29:32 | Date: 8 December, 2020

Meet Sieni

Sieni Richardson hosts her very first episode of Ta Talanoa. Hear her story.

Duration: 00:30:30 | Date: 24 November, 2020