Broke to Brilliant

Thursday @ 5:30 PM

Join Becky Runga, Financial Adviser, on an inspiring and relatable money journey to transform financial literacy and confidence in New Zealand.

Tune in for a casual money mindset shift and practical tips as we ditch financial stress and work together towards our own versions of a ‘rich life.’

Proudly supported by MortgageMe

360 Rockabilly Roundup

Every Second Saturday @ 3pm

Warren Voight is your guide through some of the greatest Rockabilly and Rock n’ Roll music of the past 50-plus years.

From the legends of the fifties to Rockabilly Revival acts from around the world, Warren features the big names and the lesser-known acts that have shaped the music we love.
You can get in touch with Warren via email at
Proudly supported by Bowen Therapy Dunedin

Glimpses of Gold

Curious about her own cultural past, Celia embarks on a journey to learn more about what life was like for early Chinese settlers in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Glimpses of Gold” takes a look at Otago’s early Chinese gold-mining community. In this episode, Celia talks to Dr Charlotte King about what bioarchaeological science has uncovered about the lives of early Chinese gold-miners, and to Mr Leslie Wong about Chinese beliefs on the after-life.

This episode was written and produced by Celia Lie, a postgraduate Science Communication student at the University of Otago, under the guidance of Professor Nancy Longnecker, with technical support from Teaching Fellow Steve Ting. 

For more information about the Southern Cemeteries Archaeology Project, visit

Celia is a Chinese New Zealander, resident of Ōtepoti Dunedin, and mum of two human children and one dog. She enjoys running and biking, and hates writing bios. This is her first foray into the wonderful world of podcasting. “Glimpses of Gold” was created as part of an assignment for a postgraduate paper in the Department of Science Communication at the University of Otago.

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Write On with Beverly Martens

Second Wednesday of each Month @ 12pm
Replayed the following Sunday @ 1pm

Write On is hosted by Beverly Martens, a Dunedin-based writer and founder of Dunedin Literary Walking Tours.

In each show, Beverly interviews local writers and people involved in the book industry. She also promotes local events and shares some good music.

Write On with Beverly Martens is presented on behalf of the Otago Southland Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors and has been created with generous support from the University Book Shop.

Play: Notes

Sundays @ 7:30 PM

Ever wondered what’s the big deal with such and such a play? What exactly was Oedipus’ complex? Was Romeo really worth it? What made a play about vaginas revolutionary?

This is where Play: Notes comes in. Join Dramaturgs Emily Duncan and Allison Horsley as they give you the need-to-know notes on plays that have influenced how many of us watch and think about theatre.

Brought to you by Prospect Park Productions NZ

Warning: Contains mature themes, language, and spoilers.

My Business Stars

Tuesdays @ 12 PM
Replayed Thursdays @ 6 PM

Join That Blind Woman Julie Woods for a series featuring conversations with disabled business owners, telling their business stories.


Episode 1
Callum McKirdy is a speaker, author, mentor and facilitator specialising in workplace dynamics and behaviour. Over the course of his 20+ year career, he has supported leaders and teams across the Asia-Pacific region to build better work cultures by leveraging their uniqueness. Proudly dyslexic and ADHD-positive, Callum champions organisations to think differently about different thinking, and views the neurodivergent staff as the innovative super-workforce of the future.

Episode 2
In Part 2 of this conversation with speaker, author and ADHD+ Online Community founder Callum McKirdy, he shares more about his 20+ year career and why he believes that leaders and teams can build better work cultures by leveraging their uniqueness.

Episode 3
Suzanne Jones and Katrina Phillips are the co-founders of SpecialGifts, a social enterprise that uses profits to support and grow disabled entrepreneurs’ businesses by sharing their talents with the wider community. SpecialGifts curates gift boxes with high quality products created by disabled entrepreneurs and businesses who employ people with disabilities at a fair wage. Their mission is to support inclusivity in business and employment, one gift box at a time.

Episode 4
Dr Robbie Francis Watene has lived experience of disability and has worked in the disability sector for over 15 years. In 2014, she co-founded The Lucy Foundation (TLF), an Aotearoa-based social enterprise that supports disabled people into training and employment in the global coffee industry. TLF has helped to create what is believed to be the world’s first totally disability inclusive value chain of coffee – from farmer (Mexico) to consumer (Aotearoa NZ).

Episode 5
Kylee Black is a social entrepreneur and speaker who is committed to cultivating community and enabling the best in others. Her co-op for all things accessible, Kylee & Co, is founded on the belief that accessibility can be functional, fashionable and fun at the same time. Through her work, she aims to show that accessibility works for everyone – and it just makes sense!

Episode 6
Phil Turner is the Chief Executive of the NZ Disability Employers’ Network (NZDEN), leading through his passion to see a more equitable NZ society for disabled and neurodiverse people. He and the NZDEN team are working with employers towards realising the full potential of disabled and neurodiverse New Zealanders.

Episode 7
Ella Collis is a 21-year-old woman with Williams Syndrome who first caught the business bug at school when she created her own range of lip balms. Supported by her father Craig, Ella went on to pursue her dream of entrepreneurship and now runs her own business operating under the brand Ella Cares.

Episode 8
Becky Cammock always had a love for animals and regularly volunteers at her local vet and Riding for the Disabled, but it was when she participated in the My Business Starter programme that she unlocked the potential to use her passion in a new way. Completing the course has helped Becky become more confident and determined, and she is now in the early stages of setting up her own pet-sitting business, Furry Friends.

Episode 9
Kim Dyball was born with a visual impairment and has acquired a number of chronic illnesses over the past few years. She is determined to ensure that our future leaders with access needs get the support and confidence they require to live the life they choose and build a 100% accessible Aotearoa.

Episode 10
Grant Cleland was born with a physical impairment and has used a wheelchair since childhood – lived experience that has shaped his 30-year career within disability services. In 1997, Grant developed Creative Solutions to provide disability-related advice, support and training for private, state and NGO organisations, as well as disabled people and their whānau.

Ending Life Well Podcast

Tuesdays @ 10 am

This series is for New Zealand family carers who are faced with caring for a loved one who is dying.

Developed by the specialist palliative team at Otago Community Hospice and supported by Hospice New Zealand, the series provides reliable palliative advice and information for carers who may find themselves out of their depth caring for someone nearing end of life.

The series was inspired by the Kōwhai Programme – a well-established carers education programme created in response to research done in collaboration with the University of Otago in 2010

Money Wise with DBAS Dunedin

Fortnightly Tuesdays at 8.10am

Replayed fortnightly Wednesdays at 11am

DBAS Dunedin provide a free and confidential service for families and individuals in the greater Ōtepoti area who are at risk of, or in financial hardship, to educate, support and empower.

On Money Wise, Andrew Henderson tells us about DBAS services and the things that impact on money management.


New Episode Coming Soon

86b is a podcast created by University of Otago science communication student Max Balloch.

Max won the Independent Podcast of the Year award at the 2022 New Zealand Podcast Awards for his series Dear Nature, and was also runner-up in the best entertainment award and best rising star award.

86b picks up from where Dear Nature left off.

Welcome to existence!

Spotlight On Academics We Know

Learning can be awkward. In this series, we aim to normalise the discomfort of being at the edge of new knowledge.

Join Adrienne Buckingham for conversations with lecturers, researchers and practitioners about contemporary challenges, ideas and potential opportunities for education and upskilling.

This is #SoAwk.
Thanks to Otago Polytechnic – Our people make a better world – Kia tū ki te tahi.