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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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Lady W and Lady E - Steampunkers

Welcome to the wild and whacky world of Steampunk, from top hats and trinkets to bustles and tea duels, Lady Watsonia and Lady Esmeralda live and breathe all things steampunk.

Duration: 1:00:04 | Date: 26 May, 2023

Africa Day

Anne chats with Cheryl and Petunia about Africa Day on the 20th of May, at the Merrilands hall 12:30-4:30pm!

Duration: 1:00:10 | Date: 19 May, 2023

Hamish Guthrie

Hamish Guthrie has a background in radio. And he loves history.
Listen to find out how both of these passions come together with his latest project, Taranaki Media Archive

Duration: 01:00:21 | Date: 12 May, 2023

Katie Wolfe- The Haka Party Incident

New Plymouth born director and actor, Katie Wolfe, talks with Anne about her life and career, and about the play she is bringing to New Plymouth audiences, The Haka Party Incident. Based on true events at Auckland University in 1979, the incident has been described as ‘the last NZ war’.

Duration: 00:52:56 | Date: 28 April, 2023

The Seaside Market Against Waste

Tina Koch is the owner-operator of The Seaside Market in New Plymouth. She joins Anne to talk about the markets, the stall holders and about a fabulous new initiative to get rid of single-use food containers at the market, with a 'Wash Against Waste' dishwasher trailer.

Duration: 00:58:01 | Date: 21 April, 2023

Davey Calder Looks Back

Reminiscing with Davey Calder, host of The Folk Music Hour, about his own musical career with Hamilton County Bluegrass Band

Duration: 01:00:17 | Date: 14 April, 2023

Stratford Shakespeare Fest 2023

Shakespeare: Is his work still relevant? Does anyone care anymore? YES!
Brendon Hornell is part of the team putting on the 2-week Shakespeare Festival in Stratford from 1 April. Listen to find out more

Duration: 01:01:34 | Date: 31 March, 2023

Yoga and Sound

Eva Collins is due to co-host a Sound Journey event at Sanctuary Hill Yoga Studio. She joins Anne to talk about yoga, the use of sound in healing, and what exactly a sound journey is

Duration: 00:51:52 | Date: 24 March, 2023

Celebrating Divergence

DivergenThinking is an organisation supporting schools, universities, and organisations by giving them the tools to recognise the many advantages and talents of being neurodiverse. Co-founder, Natasya Jones, talks with Anne about neurodiversity and Aotearoa’s first Neurodiversity Celebration Week. Then Tracy shares her experience of living and learning with dyslexia, ADHD and more.

Duration: 00:59:23 | Date: 17 March, 2023

Going Independent with Rusty Kane

Rusty Kane is a well-known political candidate and campaigner around New Plymouth. He is advocating for an independent New Plymouth representative in central government (not him - someone else).
Listen to find out more about the man and his mission.

Duration: 00:56:39 | Date: 10 March, 2023

Multi Ethnic Council

The Taranaki Multi-Ethnic Extravaganza is happening tomorrow - lots of food, music, and colour… But the Taranaki Multi-Ethnic Council does SOOO much more for our ethnic communities. Anne talks with TMEC President, Lance Mepham

Duration: 00:59:07 | Date: 3 March, 2023

Harry Lyon & Waitangi Korero

Harry Lyon has been with the iconic NZ band, Hello Sailor, from the beginning. Anne chats with him to find out a bit more about him and the band, and why they are coming to play in Waitara. Then, staying in Waitara, hear the recorded Community Korero that took place at the Waitangi ki Whaitara event - ‘What Does Waitangi Day mean to you?’

Duration: 1:06:09 | Date: 24 February, 2023

Tug O' War & 40 Over 40

Hear how you can be part of the longest tug-o-war in NZ, raising funds for the Heart Foundation with Gerry Kennedy. Then Helen Joy, photographer, joins Anne to talk about her latest exhibition, 40 Over 40 – her unique way to raise funds for Breast Cancer NZ!

Duration: 00:53:38 | Date: 17 February, 2023

Save Mangapeepeke Valley

Today's guests are passionate about one thing. They want to save Mangapeepeke Valley from the devastation that they believe will happen if the chosen option for the SH 3 Mt Messenger upgrade proceeds. Hear about the untouched wetlands, ancient native forests and endangered native species that are under threat. Learn more about the cheaper, less devastating alternative, Option Z...and why they believe this is being ignored!

Duration: 00:57:20 | Date: 10 February, 2023

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