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Alessandra takes the funky personalities and stories from local community and shares them with you over a cuppa. Nearly always fun and hardly ever too serious.

Airing time: Live, 9-10am Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Replays same day at 9pm

Artists, poets, musicians, local community groups, writers, schools, the mayor, or simply friends – all are welcome.

If you have a message to get out, a call out for new members, an event to promote, you can join her as a guest. Contact the station on 06 751 3720 to arrange a date. Wednesday mornings you’ll usually hear Kris Johnson play new music.


Click here to explore Sweet Talk Past Episodes 2018

Click here to explore Sweet Talk Past Episodes 2017


To download an episode: Click on the kiwifruit to go to the Sweet Talk show page on the AIR website:   download this show here

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Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Duration: 00:57:33 | Date: 18 December, 2018

What ART did this year

Duration: 00:59:38 | Date: 11 December, 2018

Josh from Paddock Radio

Josh shares his experiences of travelling around New Zealand with his mobile radio station. Hear about the festivals, the music, and the people he meets.

Duration: 01:01:15 | Date: 6 December, 2018

Photographer Jane Dove-Juneau

Guest host Virginia Winder talks with photographer Jane Dove-Juneau as she launches her new book of New Zealand nature photos

Duration: 01:02:13 | Date: 4 December, 2018

ESOL and 'Dreams of Flying' authors

Alessandra talks with Yuka Kobayashi, from English Language Partners NZ (Taranaki), then with hang gliding pioneers John and Gerard McNicholas about their new book 'Dreams of Flying'

Duration: 00:41:13 | Date: 29 November, 2018

Post Party Banter

Duration: 00:59:11 | Date: 22 November, 2018

Mayor Neil Holdom

Duration: 00:58:50 | Date: 21 November, 2018

Christmas Parade

Charles Thurston, from New Plymouth Central Lions, talks with Alessandra about the upcoming Christmas parade

Duration: 00:53:28 | Date: 20 November, 2018

No Duff_Westy West

Jase and Ant are from No Duff, the volunteer group supporting veterans and
Westy West makes Orgone Devices to help with EMF and has Shungite spheres at the Railway Market.

Duration: 00:56:36 | Date: 15 November, 2018

Diwali with Midla and Rosie

Duration: 00:54:26 | Date: 8 November, 2018


Duration: 00:19:39 | Date: 1 November, 2018

Kevin Murphy

Duration: 00:34:15 | Date: 1 November, 2018

Our Mayor

Duration: 00:54:48 | Date: 31 October, 2018

Kevin Moran - Water Hikoi

Water activist and poet Keith Moran takes time out from his Hikoi, to raise awareness about water protection issues in general and Te Waikoropupu Springs in particular, to talk with ART

Duration: 00:46:59 | Date: 30 October, 2018

Steph Matuku, Author

First-time author Steph Matuku is making an extraordinary entrance into the New Zealand book scene by publishing not one but two debut novels for young readers: Flight of the Fantail and Whetū Toa and the Magician. She talks with Alessandra on the eve of her book launch.

Duration: 00:57:13 | Date: 25 October, 2018