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RNZ: Voices

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A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

Location:

Auckland, New Zealand

Description:

A podcast on people from diverse global backgrounds living in New Zealand. These are stories spanning politics, society, identity, art and culture. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

Language:

English


Episodes

The rare treasures in Olive's Garden

2/28/2021
Bringing her vast farming knowledge from Africa to West Auckand, Olive Minani's organic garden is a cause to go green with envy.

Duration:00:11:23

Getting here

2/28/2021
In this episode, a 23-year-old New Zealander shares her story - a poetic journey asking questions of identity, harm, and home, while revealing the realities of living as a child in the world’s refugee camps.

Duration:00:13:04

Myanmar - a former child soldier looks back

2/21/2021
As Myanmar continues to be under the grip of the latest coup, we look at the impact of military rule on the life of a former refugee who now lives in Wellington. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:14:32

Myanmar coup - a response from diaspora in New Zealand

2/14/2021
After nearly 50 years of military rule, the recent coup of 1 February has brought an end to Myanmar's 10 year experiment with democracy. What has the NZ diaspora been doing in response to the coup and the civil disobedience movement taking place? Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:12:12

Covid19 Curveball for Central Interceptor’s Italian Crew

1/31/2021
The specialist Italian workforce building Auckland’s 1.2 billion dollar Central Interceptor have met with unexpected hardships in the past year. Liz Garton heads out to Mangere to meet some of the crew.

Duration:00:14:36

To spray or not to spray - from cotton fields to codling moth

1/24/2021
For an American scientist in Hawkes Bay, his experience on working with pest management on cottonfields lent itself to research in NZ's orchards. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

Duration:00:13:47

The One Lamington to Rule Them All

12/20/2020
In Voices this week, we meet the Auckland couple who smashed the Guinness World Record for baking the world's biggest lamington.

Duration:00:15:01

Planting for posterity

12/13/2020
After nearly 14 years of planting native bush, a massive former dairy farm is now thriving forest overlooking the Kaipara. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:12:51

Dealing with a crunch - the fruit industry's labour shortage

12/3/2020
Despite 2000 more seasonal workers due to arrive in New Zealand from January 2021, things aren't looking too rosy according some growers in the Hawkes Bay region. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:11:42

Winning a title through transition

11/29/2020
The first transgender contestant to compete in the Miss New Zealand pageant talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about her journey with identity, gender reassignment and winning the Miss Intercontinental NZ title.

Duration:00:13:14

Au Revoir to Au Pairs

11/22/2020
International Au Pairs are becoming a rare commodity in New Zealand as the closed borders mean the outgoing nannies can't be replaced. Liz Garton finds out more in this episode of Voices.

Duration:00:12:36

No shortcuts to success

11/15/2020
Two Syrian brothers of former refugee background find a new life in Newtown after discovering some hidden talent. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:12:34

Hitting Covid-19 Out Of The Park

11/8/2020
As New Zealand heads into a truncated baseball season, a Taiwanese big hitter (pitcher, really) is leading the charge. Liz Garton heads out to a pre-season practice to meet Cola Yeh

Duration:00:13:16

US elections - the view from afar

11/1/2020
In this episode of Voices, three Aucklanders originally from the US talk to Kadambari Raghukumar about their views on the upcoming election in the States.

Duration:00:17:20

For the love of language

10/18/2020
Helping teach children this ancient language with roots in Mesopotamia are a group of passionately protective custodians both young and old in Wellington. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:11:08

21 years of the 'Way of the Sword'

10/11/2020
After waiting out two Covid-19 lockdowns the 21st national tournament for this Japanese martial art that's growing in popularity, finally took place this month. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

Duration:00:12:02

Feeding the soul - all roads lead to ramen

10/4/2020
A close contender to Sushi for Japan’s national dish, turns out Kiwis too have a soft spot for ramen - the iconic bowl of soul. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar

Duration:00:11:29

Creating NZ's First Asian Cabaret

9/27/2020
A Singaporean New Zealander is working on this country's first Asian Cabaret. Voices finds out what that will look like. Produced by Liz Garton

Duration:00:13:40

Mali-born New Zealand resident reflects on recent coup d'etat

9/20/2020
Malian-New Zealander Boubacar Coulibaly reflects on the significance on the latest coup in Mali in August 2020. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:12:00

Making a choice - a New Zealand resident's journey with euthanasia in the Netherlands

9/13/2020
What do you do when you're faced with approving of a loved one's decision to end their life? A Holland-born New Zealand resident shares her journey. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.

Duration:00:12:16