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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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Be Prepared

Todd Velvin wears two hats. Wearing his first one, as group manager for the Taranaki Emergency Management office, he talks about being prepared for emergencies, in the light of the devastation from the Tongan volcano. In his second hat, on President of Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club, he talks about staying safe in NZ's waters, after the high numbers of drownings so far this summer.

Duration: 00:56:43 | Date: 21 January, 2022

Trip Change & Sanchia Smith

Ben Payne of the band Trip Change talks about what the band has been up to during the lockdown and plays their latest single. Sanchia Smith has only 40% hearing and relies heavily on lip reading when in conversation. She gives us all a lesson on compassion and kindness.

Duration: 1:02:13 | Date: 17 December, 2021


Convolutions is the name of the latest Len Lye sculpture to be realised. Anne is joined in-studio by Len Lye curator, Paul Brobbel, and over the phone by architectural scholar, Dr Kate Linzey. Together they discuss the implications Lye's sculptural practice has for architecture, and exactly what goes into the development of each new sculpture.

Duration: 00:56:04 | Date: 10 December, 2021

Troy Wood

When the unexpected happens and life as you know it changes forever, it takes a certain strength of character to accept and embrace the changes and create something beautiful out of it. Today's guest, copper artist, Troy Wood, has done just that. Troy talks with Anne about his work and his journey.
His art is on exhibition in the ARTspace until the end of November.

Duration: 00:59:17 | Date: 19 November, 2021

John Hanlon and Primo Promo

John Hanlon tells his story of becoming an accidental pop star in NZ in the 70's, then talks with Anne about his new album, "Naked Truths". Kelly and Jasmine, from Primo, talk about their 'Primo-it-Forward' promotion.

Duration: 01:00:26 | Date: 12 November, 2021

Mary and Matire Kōrero Mai

Does your bucket list include what happens when you kick it? Today's guest, Mary Robertson, can help you with that. Mary is the Advance Care Planning Facilitator with TDHB and host of a new radio show ' Kōrero Mai'.

The guest for the second half of the show is Matire Ropiha, Taranaki Diabetes Community Coordinator with important messages for Diabetes Action Month (November).

Duration: 00:57:17 | Date: 5 November, 2021

Joni Murphy & Milarky

Duration: 00:59:53 | Date: 29 October, 2021

Frankly Tuesday - Garden Trail Triple Treat

A special focus on the trio of combined events that are happening over the next two weeks across the region: the Taranaki Garden Festival, the Taranaki Arts Trail and the Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail. Guests are Brenda Cash, artist, Shane Hurliman of the Sequoia Steps garden, and Brittany Ryan talking about he New Plymouth Urban sustainable backyard.

Duration: 1:04:04 | Date: 26 October, 2021

Derek, Lois, and Amanda

Anne is joined by three very different artists taking part in the Taranaki Arts Trail 2021.
Derek Hughes - photographer
Lois Parkes - hand potter and creator of quirky children's books
Amanda Hewlett - painter of concepts

Duration: 00:58:38 | Date: 22 October, 2021

Art and Fracking

Paul Coulton is October's artist in the ARTspace. He talks with Anne about his art and his inspiration. In a phone interview, Anne talks with Ali Nicholls, co-producer of a short-film in the Someday Stories series: a documentary called"A Fracking Tour of Taranaki".

Duration: 00:59:19 | Date: 8 October, 2021

Artist Rohan Wealleans

It's Taranaki Arts Trail time again! Today artist Rohan Wealleans is in the studio talking about his unique techniques and the art he produces.

Duration: 00:54:09 | Date: 1 October, 2021

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