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/
Steve Jardine is a trustee of Menzshed, an organisation set up to give men a place to relax, socialise, and put their hands to good work. A buddy system, a roomy shed at the Hataitai Community House and a warm community means Menzshed can take care of the vulnerable and the lonely, and offer them a place to feel valued.
Samantha Jones, founder and CEO of Little Yellow Bird just won the Innovation Award's coveted prize of Young Innovator of the Year, and LYB was a finalist in the Sustainability and Renewable Energy category. Little Yellow Bird is breaking into the uniform and corporate workwear market with organically grown cotton and ethically treated growers, manufacturers and workers. They're blazing the trail in ethical fashion and demand better from their peers in the fashion industry. Check out LYB...
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.
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!
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