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Hear the voices from around our region.

Airing time: Tuesdays, 8am

Hear the voices from around our region.

Each week the ART mobile studio parks up in a different town around the region and invites people in to talk and tell their stories.  

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Michelle Bent, ART Community Liaison, invites community in to the ART caravan/recording studio.


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Arts Fest South Taranaki Special

Today is all about Arts Fest South Taranaki. Meet Lexi McQuaig, a young writer from Opunake High School who enjoyed huge success at this year's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards. Also Michaela Stoneman, STDC's Arts Co-ordinator, who has great ideas on how to squeeze the last drops out of the festival this weekend. Our third guest is Steven Boothe,winner of the photography section at this year's Taranaki National Art Awards.

Duration: 53.44 | Date: 6 November, 2020


Opunake this week, and it's crazy how much we had to squeeze into one day. Listen to meet Bert, Natasha, and Daniel who are fizzing about the National Art Awards being held now, until 7th November at Sandfords Event Centre; Bert Treffers, wearing his Opunake Players hat, talking about Murder and Mayhem; Potter Laura Buchanan, aka Lulu, telling us about her craft, and Clay Club; and Amber Wright, recently returned Opunake resident, and Technical Archivist at Aotea Utanganui......and then there's yarn bombing, the Garden Festival, Arts Trail...Opunake is absolutely the place to visit right now!

Duration: 00:55:45 | Date: 3 November, 2020


Radio on Wheels brings you the old and the new of Patea. Young students Jamie, Ata, Noah and Talia share their colourful artwork, and Luana from Aotea Utanganui shares some of the colourful history uncovered for the Tales and Taonga exhibition.

Duration: 00:46:55 | Date: 27 October, 2020


We had a warm welcome, as ever in te Hawera this week. Caught up with our good friend Manawa, who is doing good in the community in too many ways to count. Then we met Noah, who so eloquently shared his passion for the cosmos, and gave us some great information on the Hawera Astronomical Society. Then we welcomed Heimo, proprietor of the new Upside Down Eatery in Hawera, who firmly believes you should be able to get breakfast and good coffee, at any time of the day!

Duration: 00:54:13 | Date: 13 October, 2020


Last week we headed to sunny Waitara and spent a great day chatting to:-
- Gardening guru Abbie Jury, about the historic Jury Garden, Tikorangi
- Chris Herd from Daily Amazed Wellness Centre, about raindrop and other intriguing therapies, and
- Fiona Clarke and Bub from The Waitara Project (Corso), about 30 years of keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill
We hope you enjoy the stories as much as we did. Music by the very talented Nganeko Eriwata

Duration: 00:55:19 | Date: 6 October, 2020


Meet the wonderful makers and growers from the Pihama Lavender Markets: Ange from Sweet Aggies Vintage Cafe, Anetta from Vagabond Bakery, Robyn from Pitcher Stamps, Rowan from Pizza Pirates, Pierce from Touchwood, Pam the pickle and Jam lady, and the incredible Liz Sinclair, the glue that keeps them all together

Duration: 00:58:01 | Date: 29 September, 2020


What a fabulous day we had in Whakaahurangi (Stratford). Hear the korero with Amy Kingston and Peter Boyd from Stratford District Council, with news on school holiday activities and more, Jason Kowalewski, Chairman of the TET King's Theatre Trust, sharing some surprising stories about the building, and a very clever plan, and Scotty Armstrong - musician, teacher, dad, and newly-minted Stratford local

Duration: 00:48:55 | Date: 15 September, 2020


Meet some of Hawera's most delighful and creative locals. Introducing Jenny Purdon and Cheryl Filbee - friends, and artists exhibiting at the Lysaght Watt Gallery's Post Lockdown Shenanigans show, Carl from South Taranaki Creative Space, also an artist, who loves to share his skills through workshops, and the lovely Mia, whose words are as inspiring as her harekeke weaving

Duration: 00:54:46 | Date: 8 September, 2020


Duration: 00:46:11 | Date: 1 September, 2020

Best of Winter 2020

We have John Muldroch Hawera – all about Ham radio; Mike Kettle and Waiata Healy – Korero about Waitara; Nelson Polutu – all about Tutaki Youth

Duration: 00:58:41 | Date: 25 August, 2020


Duration: 00:59:38 | Date: 18 August, 2020