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Stories of the people who make Wellington tick.

Stories of the people who make Wellington tick.
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Stories of the people who make Wellington tick.








Olie and Marie of Wā Collective talk periods

The Executive Menstruator and Creative Menstruator of the new social enterprise Wā Collective came on B-Sides to talk about ending period poverty, and being okay with using a menstrual cup! Olie Body and Marie Larking join Laura and Perrine in the studio. Visit http://wacollective.org.nz/ to learn more, and keep an eye out for their PledgeMe campaign in the coming days.

Duration: 00:28:29

Tony Kuepfer of Realglass Studios

Tony Kuepfer is the only glass blower in the Wellington region! He keeps a furnace of molten glass out in Mirimar, and came in to tell us about how he got started and why, 30 years on, he's still in love with glass. Tony's studio is open for visitors Friday's and Saturdays 10am - 4pm, at 9 Ropa St, Mirimar!

Duration: 00:24:20

Tracy Wellington from Kiwi Community Assistance

Sapeer and Laura chat about Mental Health Awareness Week NZ, and interview Tracy Wellington from Kiwi Community Assistance. Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) is a registered charity based in Tawa, Wellington that is run by volunteers. As a distribution hub to local schools, foodbanks and other charities they provide fresh produce, non perishable food, clothing, books, toys, through to household goods including furniture and whiteware to families in need in communities throughout Wellington

Duration: 00:27:35

Chris from Wellington Timebank

Katharine and Laura chat with Chris from Wellington Timebank about what time bank is, some new treats on-offer, and some of the more fun and unusual trades that he's seen!

Duration: 00:28:40


Laura from BURBS talks to Perrine and Sapeer about this excellent local web series

Duration: 00:28:16

The Great Kererū Count is on! Meet Michele Frank, WWF

Michele Frank is the Head of Conservation Projects at the World Wildlife Fund, who are one of the many partners behind the Great Kererū Count. You have until Sunday 1st October to help conservationists and scientists count our Kererū, which will help save our native bush and ecosystems. To learn more, and log your sightings, go to https://www.greatkererucount.nz/ and get counting!

Duration: 00:22:23

Frank Burkitt and the Wellington Independent Music Showcase

Frank Burkitt joins Laura Keown and Laurie Foon to talk about the Wellington Independent Music Showcase: BATS Theatre, Sept 27-30 2017. He performs a live song and chats about the hard work of being an independent musician in Wellington.

Duration: 00:26:46

Cally O'Neill Interview

Cally O'Neill is a Wellington woman who spends her time supporting communities in Co-Design; and more recently focusing on the Newtown community to help them come up with ideas on how the council should spend 3 million dollars on facilities improvements with the Our Town Newtown project. Hear what this community wants to happen most!

Duration: 00:22:16

South Coast artist Stavros Kyriakides and documentary filmmakers Antony and Simin

South Coast artist Stavros Kyriakides and documentary filmmakers Antony and Simin by B-Side Stories

Duration: 00:26:47

Emmet Maclaurin from JustSpeak's election scorecards

Emmet Maclaurin joined us on Tuesday to explain Just Speak's brand new Election Scorecards. JustSpeak represents the youth and rangatahi voice in the criminal justice conversation and at the decision-making table, and their scorecards help explain the criminal justice attitudes and policies held by our parties. Check them out: http://www.justspeak.org.nz/_election17scorecards

Duration: 00:21:04

Meet A Muslim

Perrine and Laurie talk to Mustenser Qamar from Meet a Muslim about the great community work they are doing.

Duration: 00:28:28

Women Who Get Shit Done

Women Who Get Shit Done Unconferences are a chance for a diverse group of women to get together and share, learn....and dance to Beyonce. Katharine and Laura spoke with Jess Ducey co-founder of WWGSD about the importance of diversity, the great things that happen when women get together and what even is an unconference anyway.

Duration: 00:13:07

Frocks on Bikes does WOAP à la carless

The Wellington flock of Frocks on Bikes hosted a progressive dinner on electric bicycles as part of Wellington on a Plate 2017. Laura rode along and talked to people about their experience biking around Wellington for delicious food. Listen to hear the mystery locations of the A La Carless event revealed!

Duration: 00:12:24

Who should I vote for? With Chris McIntyre from 'Policy'

The election is four weeks away. The political scene has been crazy - new parties, new leaders, parties disappearing! How do you decide who to vote for? Do you simply vote the same as three years ago? Do you ask your mum what to do? In this episode, Sapeer and Laura chat to Chris McIntyre, who helped to create an online tool called 'Policy' (hosted by The Spinoff), that collects all of the Party policies on one place for people to review and inform their voting decision....

Duration: 00:20:29

Enjoy Public Art Gallery is having a Book Fair!

Enjoy Public Art Gallery on Cuba Street is having its third annual book fair to celebrate the words to go with the art. Louise Rutledge joined us on Tuesday to talk about the book fair, the art world, and the role of contemporary galleries in Wellington.

Duration: 00:24:20

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings by B-Side Stories

Duration: 00:19:17

Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary by B-Side Stories

Duration: 00:34:52

Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project

Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project by B-Side Stories

Duration: 00:28:18

Newtown Tool Library

Joining hosts Martin & Perrine this week on B-Side Stories is Ben Phillips from the Newtown Tool Library to discuss the latest in community tool lending and their fantastic "repair cafe" which is being run on October 14. Members of the public can bring old products to be given a new lease of life rather than being thrown out! Ben also introduces us to his favourite local track, Pro Bono Techno Zone by Estere.

Duration: 00:26:22

Sam Seiniger from NZ Pop-Up Sauna

Sam Seiniger has come up with a creative solution to keeping warm during the Wellington winter, converting a shipping container into a pop-up sauna, built with recycled material, right on the Wellington waterfront with views of the harbour. Sam talks with Katharine about sauna traditions, 'sweat bathing', and whether people really do jump in the Wellington habour after a sauna session. https://www.nzpopupsauna.com/

Duration: 00:15:24

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