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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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Cool African Groove

Alessandra talks with Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima, host of this new live show on ART, featuring African music.

Duration: 00:57:36 | Date: 15 November, 2019

Eating Disorders

Today's host, Virginia Winder, talks with Sue Philipson, from New Plymouth's Family Eating Disorder Support Group, and Francesca Aldridge, a registered clinical nutritionist, about eating disorders, especially in young people. Topics covered include how to spot an eating disorder, the effects of diets, body image, food awareness and food as medicine.

Duration: 01:04:58 | Date: 8 November, 2019

Creative Fibre Artists_O Juliet

Guests today: Juliet McLean of O Juliet on the release of their new album "Unlash the Boats"; Creative Fibre artists Suzan Kostanich and Janette Theobald on the NP Creative Fibre exhibition at the JD Reid Gallery. With music from Juliet's new album.

Duration: 00:57:03 | Date: 1 November, 2019

Interview with Dr Ruakere Hond

Gareth Kahui, host of "Keeping it Reo", talks with Dr Ruakere Hond about the upcoming commemoration of the land wars at Owae Marae, Te Puutake o te Riri.

Duration: 00:22:45 | Date: 18 October, 2019

Alessandra shares her favourite new music

Duration: 58:3 | Date: 18 October, 2019

Sally and Isla, Pop-up Artists

Isla Fabu and Sally Hikaka talk with Alessandra about their new exhibition "Listening to the Land - an exploration of connection to place".

Duration: 00:54:47 | Date: 11 October, 2019

Stories of the Stones

Lynette, from Dalgleish Diamond Jewellers, shares some of the incredibly moving stories behind the jewellery, stories that are being collected to commemorate their 100th anniversary.

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 4 October, 2019

Takiwātanga is the New Name for Autism

Takiwātanga is the new term for autism - in his or her own time and space. Theresa Tongi and Jolene Stockman-Quicke, from Autism Connex, share their stories.

Duration: 00:59:25 | Date: 27 September, 2019

Tu Tama Wahine

Charlotte from Tu Tama Wahine talks about upcoming projects

Duration: 01:00:03 | Date: 20 September, 2019

Girl Friday with Ange

Girl Friday with guest host Ange Smiley and friends Kiriana, Elvisa and Paula. The kinds of conversations that can occur when women get together over beverages.

Duration: 56:33 | Date: 13 September, 2019

Cultural Differences

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 6 September, 2019


Friends from past shows join Alessandra for the last ever live show from the hill. Guests include Danae, Franciszka, Ange, Elvisa, Linda, EJ, Suraya and Helene. The conversation flows over 2 hours: from memories, community and being in the CBD, to keeping safe and consent - what women talk about when they get together with beverages. (Warning: contains a couple of swears.)

Duration: 01:55:55 | Date: 30 August, 2019


Reflecting on ART on the hill and the upcoming move

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 23 August, 2019

Apathetic Son, Narcissistic Mother

Lucy, Raedie and Craig, from Scotland’s live arts organisation 21Common, talk about their show in this year's Taranaki Winterfest: The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother.

Duration: 00:55:06 | Date: 16 August, 2019