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Greek squiggles benefit victims of violence

11/11/2018
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In this episode of Voices; we look at a Greek artist's work helping to raise money for Women's Refuge. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:11:35

The curious case of the West Papua diplomatic desk in Auckland

11/4/2018
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Except for the morning star flag hanging above it, the 'West Papua solidarity' desk' at the First Union office in Onehunga blends in with the other office furniture. But to indigenous Papuans like Wensislaus Fatubun, this desk carries a lot of weight.

Duration:00:13:52

Kicking NZ's 'cut and paste' school curriculum to touch

10/28/2018
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Our Pakeha-dominated Tomorrow's Schools system would be yesterday's news if New Zealand's ethnic communities had any say. Earlier this year Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced the review of our 30-year old education system, saying the aim is to “make education much more personalised and much less 'one size fits all'.

Duration:00:10:58

Navratri Festival: Indian communities gather for a musical celebration

10/14/2018
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The lively Hindu festival of Navratri – in which worshippers celebrate the Hindu warrior goddess, Durga – has been drawing bigger and bigger Kiwi in the last couple of decades. Navratri is a nine-day festival celebrating the victory of Durga – an eight-armed Hindu deity who defeats an evil demon intent on destroying the earth while carrying eight different weapons and riding a tiger.

Duration:00:10:09

NZ's K-Pop Factor

10/7/2018
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In this episode of Voices; we focus on the competitive side of K-Pop in Auckland. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:10:44

Council reviews rules on Samoa traditional tattooing

9/30/2018
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In this episode of Voices; the Auckland Council review rules on Samoa traditional tattooing. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:13:20

The Eye of the Liger

9/23/2018
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In this episode of Voices; a Samoan migrant makes a career out of his childhood passions for comic books and wrestling. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:12:49

Fijian overstayer's 20-year fight for residency

9/16/2018
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In this episode of Voices; an Overstayer shares the heartbreaking story of how she came to be illegal in New Zealand. Her case illustrates the brutal reality of appealing for residency. Produced by Liz Garton

Duration:00:11:35

'Bananas' split over their cultural identity

9/9/2018
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In this episode of Voices; bananas are back in the spotlight - what does it mean to be white on the inside and yellow on the outside?

Duration:00:12:14

Polish President's NZ visit: 'There is a lot of bad propaganda against refugees'

9/2/2018
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In this episode of Voices; the first Polish President to visit NZ causes division in the Polish community. Produced by Eva Corlett .

Duration:00:15:00

Migrants and problem gambling: 'I thought it was a way of getting easy money to live on'

8/26/2018
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In this episode of Voices; calls for more to be done as numbers of migrant problem gamblers rise. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:12:35

Women Caring for Women

8/19/2018
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In this episode of Voices; a depressed Punjabi mother turns her life around to help others. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:10:10

Love in a Cold(er) Climate

8/12/2018
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In this episode of Voices; a long distance love story finds a happy ever after here in New Zealand. Produced by Sara Vui-Talitu.

Duration:00:11:28

Extra Muscle at the Mussel Factory

8/5/2018
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As one aquaculture business turns to Tonga to recruit labour for its south Auckland mussel processing plant, how do the women coming to New Zealand feel about their new jobs?

Duration:00:12:28

From stunts to the director’s chair: Willie Ying and The Final Blade

7/29/2018
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In this episode of Voices, Amelia Langford talks to Chinese New Zealand film director Willie Ying, who is netting international awards with his action-comedy feature film The Final Blade.

Duration:00:10:32

Sam Gao's Middle Earth, Wandering Earth and WETA

7/8/2018
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From Beijing with no English, to working as WETA's Art Director's and China Business Development Manager, Sam Gao is taking Wellywood to China - and a sneak preview into China's first major science fiction blockbuster The Wandering Earth.

Duration:00:11:41

Rough road to success

7/1/2018
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Former refugees are being given opportunities to shine in their chosen professions thanks to the Red Cross Pathways to Employment programme - but it's a rough road to success with many barriers.

Duration:00:11:55

Indians in New Zealand since 1769

6/24/2018
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The first Indian to set foot on Aotearoa arrived in 1769. A new publication throws light on the buried history of the Indian diaspora to New Zealand.

Duration:00:10:48

Hongi moves former refugees: the Tikanga Māori project

6/17/2018
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Over 450 former refugee student learners are celebrating what they've learned through a Tikanga Māori pilot project that only lasted a year. There are calls from the refugees and organisations behind it to make this ongoing. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Wellington to find out why.

Duration:00:11:22

Ground-breaking: first NZ beauty contestant in hijab

6/10/2018
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Malaysian New Zealander Nurul Shamsul is the first Muslim woman to wear hijab and to become a finalist in Miss Universe New Zealand 2018. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Hamilton to meet a trailblazer.

Duration:00:11:39