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Talking Taiao: Past Episodes 2021

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.

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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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Podcasts

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Spying On Sharks With Rob Lewis

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

War Crime and Climate Justice with Alison Cole

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

Diving into Marine Education with Nicole

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

Our Penguins with Dr Mattern

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

An Active Converstation With Urs

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

The Best Siiide of Hohepa

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

Mike Tapping into the Past

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

Generational Regeneration with Sue Carter

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

An Enlightening Korero with Tihikura

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

Energy Affordability with Hineana Todd

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

Public Transport

Suraya talks about Taranaki Public Transport.

Duration: 00:32:47 | Date: 4 September, 2021

Bena from Greenbridge

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 and Bernie Edwards

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

Rethinking Plastic Revolution

Rethinking how we use single-use plastics and Lorella's journey in creating a revolution.

Duration: 00:28:52 | Date: 14 August, 2021

Hamada's Plant Based Journey

Hamada talks about becoming a vegan and how they changed to a plant-based diet.

Duration: 00:26:39 | Date: 7 August, 2021

Hamada's Plant Based Journey

Hamada talks about becoming a vegan and how they changed to a plant-based diet.

Duration: 00:26:39 | Date: 7 August, 2021

Waitara Wahine, Vicky

Vicky shares some inspiring insights into her specials role based in Waitara.

Duration: 00:24:58 | Date: 31 July, 2021

Meet Brittany

Brittany introduces herself and talks about her sustainable journey.

Duration: 00:29:45 | Date: 24 July, 2021

Tane, Involving the Rangatahi

Tane is leading the local community the uplifts the natural ecology and mauri of Kaitake and is involving the tamariki.

Duration: 00:24:56 | Date: 17 July, 2021

Meet Elvisa

Meet co-host Elvisa, and learn about her projects, her roles, and how it all started.

Duration: 00:20:50 | Date: 10 July, 2021

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July. Be part of the solution.

Duration: 00:27:01 | Date: 3 July, 2021