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Girl Friday

Girl Friday with Alessandra and friends. The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.

Airing time: Between 9-10am Fridays, Replayed at 9pm

Girl Friday with Alessandra and friends.

The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.


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Antonia Comes Home

Ex-ART showmaker Antonia Smith was in the middle of her big OE, which included Greece and Macedonia, when forced to come home due to COVID-19. She talks with Alessandra about her experiences abroad and her mad dash home.

Duration: 01:03:22 | Date: 3 April, 2020

Phone a Friend

Today's phone-a-friends are Marie Riordan from Volunteering NP, Jax Hamilton in Chch, and Ruby in London

Duration: 00:51:56 | Date: 27 March, 2020

Kuvarji and Joss

Kuvarji and Joss Bines talk with Alessandra and play live music

Duration: 00:59:49 | Date: 20 March, 2020


Three WOMAD veterans share their memories, observations, experiences and WOMAD tips.

Duration: 00:59:21 | Date: 13 March, 2020

Koru Project - Tali Interview

Girl Friday with Alessandra and friends´╗┐ features a preview of The Koru Project on this weekend in the Huatoki Plaza headlined by MC Tali

Duration: 01:23:28 | Date: 6 March, 2020

Multi-ethnic Extravaganza Meets The Koru Project

Meet Maha, Co-ordinator of this year's Multi-ethnic Extravaganza, and Luke Millard, Co-ordinator of The Koru Project. We are also joined by musicians, Rizki and the Vagancy, who treat us to some live music

Duration: 56:46 | Date: 21 February, 2020

NZ Hempress

Meet Lisa and Tarryn, founders of NZ Hempress, and passionate about sharing their knowledge of hemp oil and its health benefits

Duration: 57:18 | Date: 7 February, 2020

Talking Rubbish

Alessandra's guests today are Erin, from Sustainable Taranaki, talking about recycling, up cycling, worm farms, community gardens and more, and artist Teresa Goodin, on exhibitions and transmutation.

Duration: 00:58:47 | Date: 31 January, 2020

Trip Change and The Koru Project

Waru Hetet and Matt King are two of the four musicians that make up local group,Trip Change. They join Alessandra in studio to talk about their music, the upcoming Koru Project Festival and to play, live. Luke Millard, the man behind The Koru Project, also drops in to talk about the festival.

Duration: 01:00:15 | Date: 24 January, 2020

Same Name Confusion......and moths

Alessandra discusses silk worms and becoming a grandMOTHer. Then, following on from their performance last night at the Festival of Lights, we are joined by 3 out 5 members of the band Same Name Confusion, who performed live their song "Pull Yourself Together".

Duration: 00:57:48 | Date: 17 January, 2020

Karakia for Australia

Virginia and guest, Nganeko Erewhata talk about a movement started by Nganeko, 'Karakia For Australia' - a coming together to send prayers, karakia, love and support to our brothers and sisters in Australia.

Duration: 00:59:03 | Date: 10 January, 2020