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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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Shane Kidby - Walking With Wings_Aro

Shane Kidby is walking the coastline of Aotearoa to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis and the Taranaki Retreat. He talks with Anne about his reasons and what it's been like so far. Also, Emily, from the husband and wife duo, Aro, in a phone interview talking about their work including their new EP, Te Wai. Waiata from the EP is featured during the show.

Duration: 00:58:35 | Date: 17 September, 2021

So Much - Renee Milner

Renee Milner joins Anne on the release date of her latest single and video 'So Much'.
"There's an abundance of good in the world, and it's there all the time if we know how receive it."

Duration: 00:56:47 | Date: 10 September, 2021

Whiteley Church Meets ART

Anne chats with the very lovely couple, the Rev Dan Yeazel and his wife Monica, about their life and works, including two shows on Access Radio Taranaki: Lunchtime Concerts at Whiteley and Grace Notes.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 3 September, 2021


Anne catches up with past-station manager, Alessandra Keighley. Just what is it about the letter S that has prompted Alessandra to be so vocal?

Duration: 01:00:00 | Date: 27 August, 2021

Todd from Civil Defence and Music

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

Duration: 00:48:19 | Date: 20 August, 2021

St John Youth and WISE Charitable Trust

St John's is so much more than just an ambulances service in times of need. Tanya Vivier and her daughter Naquitta talk with Anne about St John Youth divisions and the wonderful opportunities they offer. Paul and Moerah from WISE Charitable Trust talk about the great work they're doing in the community and what their organization does.

Duration: 00:56:50 | Date: 6 August, 2021

Men's Shed

Anne talks with Phil Taylor, manager of the Men's Shed, and Doug, a member of the Men's Shed about the resurgence of the Men's Shed in New Plymouth and around the region and the important role they play in the community. Patti from the Toy Library also comes in to ask for books for the upcoming book fair!

Duration: 00:54:29 | Date: 30 July, 2021

Volunteering for Girl Guiding NZ

Vicki Frewin and Nikita Smith volunteer for Girl Guiding NZ, Vicki as a Unit Team Leader/ Regional Hub Co-ordinator for Taranaki and Manawatu-Whanganui and Nikita as a Unit Team Leader in Inglewood. They talk with Anne about Girl Guiding in NZ in the 2020's and what what a rewarding experience it is for our volunteer Leaders.

Duration: 00:53:25 | Date: 23 July, 2021

Venture Taranaki, Graeme James and Marie Riordan

Justine Gilliland and Anne Probert drop in to speak about a few things Venture Taranaki is doing for the food sector in Taranaki. There's a phone interview with Taranaki-born musician, Graeme James, ahead of his upcoming performance at 4th Wall Theatre. Graeme's music is played during the show. Finally, Marie Riordan from Volunteering NP, talks with Anne about the need to change the language around volunteering.

Duration: 00:59:49 | Date: 16 July, 2021

Every Body Needs to Eat

Everybody needs to eat but, for some, their relationship with food is an unhealthy compulsion. Hamada, Catherine and Janie talk about their relationship with food and the positive impact of Overeaters Anonymous on their lives

Duration: 00:55:32 | Date: 9 July, 2021

Charlotte's Found Utopia

New Plymouth artist Charlotte Giblin talks about her artistic and personal journeys of self-discovery. Her latest works form part of an exhibition called 'Utopia Found'. They are a reflection of her journey and of where she found herself.

Duration: 00:58:50 | Date: 2 July, 2021

Bellyful of Goodness

Bellyful is a nationwide charity that cooks and delivers free meals to whanau with new babies or young children who need extra support.

Taranaki is about to become the 25th branch of Bellyful, thanks to the efforts of today's guests, Lynley Skinner, who shares her story on Frankly Friday.

Duration: 00:53:26 | Date: 25 June, 2021

Feats Conservation Conversation

Tobias Jones, Tupaea Hekenui and Josiah Waite are part of a Conservation Programme being run by Feats Pae Tawhiti, in partnership with STDC, MTFJ and Taranaki Chamber of Commerce. Hear them talk directly about their experiences on the programme and what it means for their futures.

Duration: 00:53:26 | Date: 18 June, 2021

Glen Bennett

New(ish) Taranaki MP, Glen Bennett reflects back on his first 7 months in Parliament and shares his hopes for the future. "Be the ancestor your descendants will thank."

Duration: 1:10:02 | Date: 11 June, 2021

Shall we Dance

Amanda Bound loves to dance. She is part of an upcoming show by Taranaki's Performing Arts Collective, 'Divas and Legends'. Listen to hear more about the show and about Tribal Belly Dancing.

Duration: 00:55:52 | Date: 4 June, 2021

Byron Vaetoe, Coach McKean Tribute

Byron Vaetoe played basketball under the guidance of coach McKean and together were part of the Mountanaires. Byron is in New Plymouth this weekend for a series of coaching clinics and a tribute game in honour of The Coach. Byron talks about basketball and the inspiration The Coach brought to the game.

Duration: 00:58:18 | Date: 28 May, 2021

TOI Foundation & Hope Walk

Maria Ramsay, CEO of recently rebranded TOI Foundation (previously TSB Community Trust) talks with Anne about the rebrand and what it means. Katie Tahere promotes the Hope Walk event happening tomorrow to raise funds to support our rangatahi and teen suicide.

Duration: 00:55:29 | Date: 21 May, 2021

Dance Around the World

Both of todays guests have something in common- a love of travel. Mary Sylvester talks with Anne about the Scottish Ceilidh, and NZ's 'most travelled man in his 60's' Len Wilson, shares some of his travel stories. More stories from his book can be heard on his new radio show 'Travels with Mr Len'. Featuring music from some of the countries we talk about.

Duration: 00:59:13 | Date: 14 May, 2021

Talking with Lynda Carter

Lynda is the current exhibitor in ART's gallery. She shares her journey of inspiration and art. Featuring classic kiwi tracks for NZ Music Month.

Duration: 00:56:53 | Date: 7 May, 2021