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Frankly Friday

Anne meets with new guests every Friday to give a voice and platform to those in our community. 

Airing time: Fridays at 9am

Anne meets with new guests every Friday to give a voice and platform to those in our community. 


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Waitangi Ki Whaitara

Hear RNZ reporter, Robin Martin's conversation with Rawinia Leatherby-Toia and Pounamu Skelton about how Taranaki iwi are reinvigorating the growing of kai. Then Anne is joined by Tiri Porter to find out what's happening for Waitangi Day. Waitangi ki Whaitara is brought to you by Waitara Night Markets.

Duration: 1:00:25 | Date: 3 February, 2023

Maurice Bevin's Wee Walk

Taranaki-born Maurice Bevin, 69, was diagnosed with stage 4 aggressive prostate cancer in 2019 and was given three to five years to live. Since then, he has walked the length of the UK and, just last week, he returned home to walk non-stop around Mt Taranaki in less than 24 hours, to highlight the issue of prostate cancer.

Duration: 01:00:57 | Date: 27 January, 2023

Robin Martin

Meet Robin Martin, RNZ's reporter for Taranaki-Whanganui and our new office buddy.

Duration: 00:54:27 | Date: 23 December, 2022

Male Survivors Taranaki

Anne has a heartfelt korero with Mike Subritzky, manager and founder of this new local support group.

Duration: 00:59:12 | Date: 16 December, 2022

Yo and Velda - Taranaki Dragonboaters

Meet two of our Taranaki Dragons, Yo and Velda - no, not that sort of dragon!
Around the world, the sport of Dragonboating goes hand in hand with breast cancer survival. Find out why. Yo and Velda talk about how they became involved in Taranaki's dragonboat club and why they love the sport.

Duration: 00:29:36 | Date: 9 December, 2022

Graham Cochrane

Graham Cochrane knows the value of keeping busy in his retirement and staying active in the community

Duration: 00:32:55 | Date: 9 December, 2022

Project Maunga _TWOA

Mereana Hanrahan, Cameron Blenco and Brandon Kingi love their work. They are all rangers for DOC and Project Maunga and are dedicated to pest eradication in the Kaitakes. They talk with Anne about their work and its successes and challenges.
Then Pep Mathieson, from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, shares the courses that will be available at Ngāmotu Wharekura in 2023.

Duration: 00:57:23 | Date: 2 December, 2022

Raymond Tuuta on Identity

Raymond Tuuta explores the importance of identity, sense of self, and finding your own place in the world, through the lens of his own life journey.

Duration: 00:59:01 | Date: 25 November, 2022

Bev Darlow from Cystic Fibrosis

Bev Darlow is a social worker and the Community Support Lead for Cystic Fibrosis. Hear about the amazing people who cope with CF on a daily basis, and how you can support them.

Duration: 00:27:23 | Date: 18 November, 2022

Huirangi School Speeches

Natalie Looney, Principal of Huirangi School, brings in three delightful students who were winners in their year's speech competition this year, to share those winning speeches: Indie, Year 4, on The Milky Way; Matilda, Year 5, on Deforestation, and Riley, Year 6, shares his three most embarrassing moments.

Duration: 00:30:11 | Date: 18 November, 2022

Don Roper from NP Community Patrol

New Plymouth Community Patrol is a community backed initiative to reduce crime and build safer communities. Chair Don Roper talks with Anne about what they do and how they do it, and puts out the call for new members.

Duration: 00:58:30 | Date: 11 November, 2022

Taranaki Sings

'Modern-day troubadour' Julian Raphael, plus Laura and Dave, are in to talk about the Taranaki Sings project and invite the community to come and be part of the Speigelfest street performance, featuring no less than seven community choirs.

Duration: 00:56:08 | Date: 4 November, 2022

Diwali and Shake Out

Ashwani and Pankti, from the New Plymouth Indian Community, talk about Diwali - what it means to the Indian community, and how its celebrated - in the lead up to New Plymouth's Diwali celebrations. Anne talks about Shake Out earthquake drills, tsunami evacuation zones and the importance of knowing your zone and having a plan for when the s**t hits the fan

Duration: 00:58:59 | Date: 28 October, 2022

Taranaki Health Foundation & Heritage Taranaki

Anne meets with Simon Velk and Grant Carter, of Taranaki Health Foundation, who talk about the work they do raising funds to add value to our hospital. Then Rob Green from Heritage Taranaki pops in to give an update about the events that are coming up for Taranaki Heritage Month.

Duration: 00:58:40 | Date: 21 October, 2022

The Junction - Mardi Gras

Doug, from The Junction Re-Use Shop, comes in to chat about the latest developments at The Junction, which include recycling tetrapak packaging into SaveBoard - a sustainable building material.
Amanda, from the Performing Arts Collective is in to promote their upcoming performance. Based around the theme of Mardi Gras, it promises to be a fun-filled, chaotic party.

Duration: 01:00:57 | Date: 7 October, 2022

Startup Weekend Taranaki 2022

Cauliflower ice cream? Really? 'Startup Weekend Taranaki returns to empower the region's enterprising dreamers.' Organiser of the upcoming Startup Weekend in Oakura, Dan Thurston Crow, talks with Anne about the weekend and how they work. He is joined by two past Startup participants, Jenni and Simeon, who talk about their respective experiences and the businesses that grew out of their Startup Weekends.

Duration: 00:56:20 | Date: 30 September, 2022

Taranaki Heritage Month_Community Quilt of Hope

What is heritage? Whose heritage is it? Rob Green and Susanne Rawson of Heritage Taranaki talk about the inaugural Taranaki Heritage Month, 1 Oct - 5 Nov, during which these questions and more will be explored. Then Anne is joined by MP Glenn Bennett, NPDC Councillor Amanda Clinton-Gohdes, and quilter Lesley Ault, who talk about the 'Taranaki Apart Together Project, grown out of the first Covid lockdown, resulting in the beautiful patchwork quilt that is hanging in ART window for the next month.

Duration: 01:00:18 | Date: 23 September, 2022

Te Reo Journeys_Mental Health Awareness Week

To mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Liz and Callum share their Te Reo Journeys and chat with Anne about the importance of Te Reo Māori to New Zealanders. Then Anne is joined by Sam Mahy, Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordinator with Tui Ora, who promotes the activities and events that are part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Duration: 01:00:00 | Date: 16 September, 2022

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Superannuation and TEMO

Helen Gaudin and Sarah Foy, from MSD, discuss superannuation: who can, and how and when to apply, Kiwisaver in relation to the Super, and the Gold Card. Then Todd Vevers, from Taranaki Emergency Management Office. talks about business resilience, Shakeout Day (27 October) and its focus on tsunami safety, and the role of TEMO during extreme weather events.

Duration: 01:00:52 | Date: 9 September, 2022

A Duo of Duos_Roland McKellar on R.H. Morrieson

Danni is one half of the duo 'In the Shallows', which is combining forces with another duo 'Looking For Alaska' for a Spring Tour. Ahead of their New Plymouth date, Danni talks with Anne about the two duos, their similarities and differences, and how they fit together. Then Mikaela Nyman talks with writer Roland McKellar ahead of the book launch of his biography of R. H. Morrieson - the writer and person behind Taranaki's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards.

Duration: 01:04:41 | Date: 2 September, 2022