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Our mission is to inspire and support people, businesses, and communities to value the environment and act to prioritise sustainability. We would like to highlight our region's efforts in acting as guardians of the land, "Taranaki Tiaki Taiao," while weaving Te Reo Māori and Mātauranga within our conversations to help our wider community learn through a positive, educational, and uplifting lens.
Each week we interview a different guest who has an exciting local story to share that will help us to understand our natural environment and how we can all play a part in the future our whenua.
We also highlight a sustainable sponsor, a local business going above and beyond to lower their carbon footprint.
This show is created and made possible by Sustainable Taranaki. Sustainable Taranaki is a charitable trust that was started in 1992 in Inglewood by a group of progressive environmentalists. It now has grown and expanded its outreach but keeps the same vision of prioritizing our environment.
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Access Radio Taranaki supports Talking Taiao, providing a platform to share voices for nature and community. Station Manager, Anne, shares why this platform is so important, along with some key examples highlighting how it serves our community.
Duration: 00:25:47 | Date: 15 January, 2022
Taranaki Local children's book author, Helen Griffiths, tells us about her inspiring and educational book 'Treasure Beyond Measure'. A very fun, insightful and thought-provoking literary journey.
Duration: 00:27:12 | Date: 25 December, 2021
Otago University shark scientist, Rob Lewis, works with Taranaki communities (citizen scientists) to learn more about our local shark species and their behaviours. He shares his passion for sharks, why he thinks they are important for us to protect, and his own funny story of how he got hooked.
Duration: 00:28:04 | Date: 18 December, 2021
A heavy conversation on climate justice, how it relates to war crimes, and the hope that they can inspire us to work towards a better future. Alison Cole is an ex-UN investigator, Aotearoa judge, and a PHD student.
Duration: 00:30:30 | Date: 11 December, 2021
Taranaki born and bred marine scientist and educator, Nicole Sturgess, shares her journey and insights into how she got to running her own projects and some barriers she's faced.
Duration: 00:24:04 | Date: 4 December, 2021
Dr Thomas Mattern, penguin biologist, talks about our unique penguin species, presents some fun facts, and shares some insight on why we should care for and about our New Zealand penguins.
Duration: 00:29:16 | Date: 27 November, 2021
Well-known activist Urs Signer shares his story, passion, and drive for change and explains how collective action could save our people and the environment.
Duration: 00:29:49 | Date: 13 November, 2021
Matua Hohepa from the Best Siiide podcast shares his life journey and how it reflects Treaty Partnership Taiao and ecology with a sprinkle of mental health.
Duration: 00:30:12 | Date: 6 November, 2021
Retired community legend, Mike Tapp reflects on his career as a teacher, journalist, and DOC community ranger. He shares some inspiring project experiences and leaves us with a positive piece of advice.
Duration: 00:29:56 | Date: 30 October, 2021
Sue chats about her time as a Katikara community member and the book club that her and Elvisa are part of focusing on 'Regeneration' by Paul Hawken.
Duration: 00:24:59 | Date: 23 October, 2021
A studio performance, Tihikura sings us a heartfelt waiata and shares his connection to the land, drawing on his experiences and history of Parihaka. He will give a historical korero at Teikora, his papakainga this Sustainable Backyards Trail.
Duration: 00:30:33 | Date: 2 October, 2021
The SAVE Programme is working hard to deliver community partnerships, energy efficiency and behavioural change. There are lots of simple things we can do a little to no cost right away and that is what we have to share.
Duration: 00:25:38 | Date: 25 September, 2021
Bena talks with us about how to get started with a grass patch or a blank slate of land, how to restore the land, and about the Sustainable Backyards Trail.
Duration: 00:26:44 | Date: 28 August, 2021
Tiri Porter talks about her journey supporting growing organizations. We talk about the highlights of her work, how you can get involved and upcoming events.
Duration: 00:27:24 | Date: 21 August, 2021