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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':


Unique Skills





Host: Sieni Richardson


 Click here to explore past episodes from 2020

Language: Samoan


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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

Our Experince

Our experiences in life help us grow. If we need to keep growing, we need to create new experiences. Experience is the best teacher.

Duration: 00:31:45 | Date: 17 August, 2021


Our decision-making not only impacts our lives but others as well. Conversations with others can also help us make well-informed decisions.

Duration: 00:28:53 | Date: 3 August, 2021


Perseverance is required if we want to achieve things in life. We have to face challenges and aversions with perseverance.

Duration: 00:30:59 | Date: 20 July, 2021

Resilience Duration

Duration: 00:28:46 | Date: 16 February, 2021

Our Enviroment

Our environment plays an important part in our everyday lives, our personal and professional growth. It's our own responsibility to make good choices about the environment we want to be in.

Duration: 00:29:43 | Date: 6 July, 2021

Time Mangement

Time management over time is important and we all know and agree with that. We must respect our time and others' time.

Duration: 00:29:12 | Date: 22 June, 2021


Our language is our identity, and it's so important for us to value and keep our language alive. Our language is our way of communicating our values to others.

Duration: 00:30:22 | Date: 8 June, 2021


Having confidence in ourselves can help us progress to different things in life. We grow and develop our confidence one step at a time if we are willing to take necessary actions daily.

Duration: 00:31:37 | Date: 25 May, 2021