The amazing Dayna Berghan-Whyman competes in the medieval battle sport of 'buhurt'. She's going to Europe in May 2018 to fight in two World Championship Medieval Combat competitions. She talks about discovering the sport, representing New Zealand, and remembering to pee before you put on armour. Find Dayna's website here: http://handypaladin.co.nz/ Photo: CHRISTEL YARDLEY/STUFF [https://bit.ly/2Jh7vxz]
Sadie talks to storyteller Sarah Hunter, who grew up in remote Porangahau and has since enmeshed her life with the Wellington creative scene. From her beachside studio she runs her agency Transmit Media-Creative, telling the stories of clients ranging from musicians Fat Freddy's Drop to the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. Sarah talks about her journey and work, and about the importance of creative collaboration. Note: music tracks are faded out after a few seconds to comply with...
B-Side Stories previews the first episode of "Exposure" a new podcast by our own Sapeer Mayron. New Zealand is having its own #metoo reckoning. #metoonz is beginning, and on Exposure, Sapeer interviews journalist Alison Mau about the investigation. Find more episodes of Exposure here: https://soundcloud.com/exposurecast
You've probably noticed this yourself - so often, managers are not necessarily trained in management. This can become problematic, but there is a solution! Adam Shand and his sister Amy are the founders and facilitators of Managers Anonymous, a support group for people wanting a helping hand with problems they're encountering at work, or as Adam puts it - "squishy human problems". Enjoy!
Mari North and Erin Kennedy are decorating the city with whimsical creations, decorating our benches, lampposts, and bike stands. They joined Laura and Sapeer to talk about yarn bombing, and how their queer knitting group takes art to the streets!
In a week full of climate change news, James Barber and Michelle Ducat joined Laura and Sapeer to talk about the Rally for Climate Justice in Wellington, and the blockade of the Oil Summit on 27 March 2018.
Caroline McGlinchy has devoted her life to creativity and to supporting children and their parents. We talk to her about how those things are interwoven and about how her fascination with human behaviour has led her on a path of continual learning and exploration. Note: music tracks are faded out after a few seconds to comply with Soundcloud's copyright rules for downloadable audio.
Laura talks to Amanda Barber and Robin Payne about their grassroots campaign to save the NZ Post Shop and Kiwibank location in Newtown. They desire to keep the community alive in a physical location where service, care, and help for the people of Newtown is retained.
Laura and Martin hopped in the studio for some stories from the year. You'll hear an interview with Paul Eagle on setting up at Parliament and how the new Government might impact on Wellington city. You'll also hear a few Christmas songs! Enjoy!
Wellingtonians Susan Paris and Kate de Goldi are the editors of two wonderfully chunky Annuals for children. Susan talks to the B-Side team about the fun, hard work, and more fun in creating these miscellany of fiction, comics, poems, essays, art, and high jinks.
Joining us this week on B-Side Stories was Christine Langdon, Chief of Good of local giving platform & social enterprise, The Good Registry, which launched last Wednesday. The Good Registry aims to redirect some of the money spent on unwanted or unneeded gifts to local and national charities.
The Social Change Collective is a brand new organisation that is facilitating discussion and action brainstorming on the issues that affect our lives, our communities, and of course our world. Once a month they meet to learn about an issue or topic with the help of guest experts, and then guests and experts alike figure out what they should all do about it. \ To learn more, meet one of the co-founders, Joanne, who is a full time lawyer when she's not helping YOU make your life more...
sSendam Rawkustra are a musical group which grew out of a mental health drop-in centre in Newtown, over 10 years ago. Band members Andreas Lepper and Matthew O'Brien came into the studio to play some music, read some poetry, and talk about their creative community of performers.
Laura and Sadie chat to Rob Wilson and Dr Serena Cox from Ghost Fishing NZ. They dive into the harbour and coastline of Wellington to clear-up t the gnarly rubbish that's littering the sea floor! https://www.ghostfishing.co.nz/