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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 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. 


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Madame Dance Crew

New Plymouth's Madame Dance Crew is NZ's No.1 hip-hop dance crew. They need help to get to Sydney next month, where they will represent NZ in hip-hop comps.

Duration: 00:56:26 | Date: 12 September, 2019

Keeping it Reo

Gareth Kahui talks about the importance of Keeping it Reo.

Duration: 01:01:23 | Date: 10 September, 2019

Voices Of The Future

Organisers of the very successful Voices of the Future Conference, Nikita Taiapa and Jez Vivian, which took place in NP on 31 August, share their experience.

Duration: 00:48:41 | Date: 5 September, 2019

Tamzyn Rose Pue of Te Korimako

Duration: 00:56:25 | Date: 29 August, 2019

Counting Down on the Hill

Transition can be uncomfortable, but worth the effort. Reflections on our time here on beautiful Maungaroa

Duration: 0:41:14 | Date: 27 August, 2018

It's Out There

Musings on the power of connection, being heard, kindness, and being yourself. Alessandra also shares her thoughts on the importance of challenging the paradigms that no longer serve us.

Duration: 00:52:38 | Date: 22 August, 2019

Mikaela Nyman Poet

Duration: 00:54:14 | Date: 20 August, 2019

Jana - Toy Library

The annual Toy Library Monster Children's Book Sale is coming up and Jana needs more books.

Duration: 00:46:43 | Date: 15 August, 2019

Robbie White uses his voice for unity

Robbie White, 15 yr old student at New Plymouth Boys High school, won the latest national Race Unity Speech competition with his beautiful speech that challenges people to stand up to racism, wherever they find it.

Duration: 00:50:20 | Date: 13 August, 2019

Karen Johns - CBD Facilitator

Karen Johns from the NPDC is our CBD Facilitator. She welcomes all of us to join the conversation on how the CBD can be enlivened and enriched for the enjoyment of the whole community.

Duration: 0:58:19 | Date: 8 August, 2019

MS Society of Taranaki NED Talks

Multiple Sclerosis Taranaki

Duration: 00:34:15 | Date: 6 August, 2019

Mayor Neil Holdom

New Plymouth's mayor drops in for his monthly chat

Duration: 00:26:23 | Date: 31 July, 2019

Kay Worth from Salvation Army

Alessandra and Kay Worth korero on the Salvation Army's upcoming book sale

Duration: 24:2 | Date: 30 July, 2019

Music by Thelma Plum, and guest Kay Worth

Alessandra shares the music of Thelma Plum, and chats with Kay Worth of the Salvation Army

Duration: 57:47 | Date: 30 July, 2019

Good News

Duration: 00:54:21 | Date: 23 July, 2019

With guest Dave Tex Smith

Dave Tex Smith has been a busy man. Join us in getting to know this inventor, enabler, visionary, and fabulous story teller.

Duration: 0:55:32 | Date: 18 July, 2019

Craig Jeffery Extreme Weather

Duration: 00:58:03 | Date: 16 July, 2019

Hobnail + Taranaki Artocracy

Hear from Hobnail about their 25th Anniversary "Boots and All" gig at the 4th Wall theatre. Alessandra also welcomes artists Jan Huibers and Alby Carter to talk about their upcoming exhibition, Taranaki Artocracy, at the Percy Thomson Gallery.

Duration: 01:01:05 | Date: 11 July, 2019

Community Building Bahai Style

Guests from the Bahai community Shah, Essy, Laykin, Manino and Hamada dedicated to growing joy among people.

Duration: 00:43:58 | Date: 9 July, 2019

10-07-2019 Mayor Neil Holdom

Duration: 00:58:36 | Date: 10 July, 2019

Mike Ure On Turangawaewae

Duration: 00:49:01 | Date: 4 July, 2019

With guest Trevor Woudt

Trevor shares his thoughts on ancestry, litter, new technology, and Parihaka!

Duration: 56:38 | Date: 2 July, 2019

Dress For Success Joi Gordon

Duration: 00:57:39 | Date: 25 June, 2019

Wellington Hui

Alessandra has just returned from a hui in Wellington. You just can't beat it on a good day!

Duration: 47:7 | Date: 27 June, 2019

Climate Justice

Alessandra talks with Margaret Smith and Catherine Cheung, from Climate Justice, about the Just Transitions Community Conference held in New Plymouth, 15 June 2019

Duration: 00:53:21 | Date: 20 June, 2019

Talking to the Mayor

Duration: 00:51:36 | Date: 19 June, 2019


Duration: 00:49:51 | Date: 18 June, 2019

Angela Dellow - UPTO?

Angela shares her journey to the creation of an exciting new app that connects young people to their community: UPTO?

Duration: 00:54:35 | Date: 13 June, 2019