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Ta Talanoa

Ta Talanoa - let's talk

Airing time: Tuesdays 10:30am; new live show fortnightly

In Samoan, "Ta Talanoa" means "Let's Talk".

This show is about having good conversations, with ourselves as well as others.  Through great conversations we can share valuable information, that can uplift, inspire and empower individuals as well as our communities.

"Fa'ataua le Talatalanoa - Value Conversations"

Sieni focuses her discussions on the 5 themes of her book, AUALA, which tells her 'transformational story from Samoa to New Zealand':


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Host: Sieni Richardson


 Click here to explore past episodes from 2020

Language: Samoan


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Talatalanoaga 2022

Ta Talanoa means let's talk in Samoan. It's a show where we have good conversations; where we get to connect with our community and people around us. We can learn so much more from each other through conversations.

Duration: 00:31:59 | Date: 18 January, 2022

New Year 2022

We've come a long way and reaching 2022 is a nice milestone. We look back at our wins and positives from 2021 and let us all build 2022 on that.

Duration: 00:28:20 | Date: 4 January, 2022

Christmas Show 2021

Great time to relax, recover, and enjoy the holidays with your families and friends. Value your time with your families.

Duration: 00:28:13 | Date: 21 December, 2021

Time To Reflect

I believe it's important to take the time to reflect on things and life in general, especially with the extremities and challenges we've all faced during this year. Let's reflect on how far we've all come!

Duration: 00:28:49 | Date: 14 December, 2021

Making Sacrifices

Having good conversations is good a way to remind each other of the many sacrifices we all make and why we make them.

Duration: 00:29:33 | Date: 30 November, 2021

Building Trust

How do we build trust in today world’s with so much happening?
I do believe, open and honest conversations are still important in this space. It is one of many ways we can develop mechanisms and ways to be able to have trust in people, systems, processes, and all things happening in our surroundings.

Duration: 00:30:46 | Date: 16 November, 2021

Faalogo Toto’a

Active listening is important during these trying times we are all experiencing now. Having good and open conversations is critical. It’s not just about speaking but listening plays such an important role in our lives. There are many benefits from being great listeners, to name a few, building trust, reducing misunderstanding, encouraging empathy, and many more.

Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 26 October, 2021

Develop our Strengths

Our environment at the moment is still challenging, therefore we need to develop our strengths so we are able to cope well. We should continue to have open and meaningful conversations with ourselves and others around us.

Duration: 00:29:23 | Date: 12 October, 2021

Perspective on Things

Our perspective on things is very important. With challenges we face every day it's always good to look at things from two lenses and reach out to others for help. Great conversations can be the first step and be open to receive sharing from others.

Duration: 00:29:08 | Date: 28 September, 2021

Challenges of the Lockdown

While we all face different challenges during this lockdown, having meaningful conversations is ever so important right now. Through our conversations we are helping each other in many ways.

Duration: 00:28:02 | Date: 14 September, 2021