Thrive – Inspiring Women
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Mondays @ 1pm

From Plains FM in Christchurch

Gina shares inspiring stories of women who are making a real difference to the world around them. She aims to celebrate women doing amazing work, often behind the scenes, to transform people’s lives and create a positive impact upon society.

Gina McKenzie is a communications director who is passionate about the power of positive story telling. Her communications and public relations consultancy, Real Communications, focuses on creating real change through positive communications.

She also runs two free networking groups that connect positive people and inspire them to achieve their goals. “Connect, Collaborate, Caffeinate” is a monthly networking group for local business owners to connect over complimentary coffee while learning from a guest speaker and “Thrive” is a quarterly networking group with complimentary tapas which aims to connect inspirational women who are passionate about supporting and motivating each other.

For more information you can visit Gina’s website – and Facebook page

Life Matters
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Monday @ 1:30pm

The Life Matters Radio show is back for a third series.

Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is working to reduce stigma surrounding suicide, promoting suicide prevention strategies and offering bereavement support.
In this show, Robert Griffith introduces an open and honest discussion about suicide and mental health in our community.  

Find more information about Life Matters Suicide Prevention at

Basement Writers
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturdays @ 12:30pm
Replayed Mondays @ 2pm

Basement Writers share their original stories and poems.

Writers who started their journey with a 12-week Literacy Aotearoa writing class emerge from their basement classroom to share new works with you and the world.

Funky Monkey Underground on Youth Zone
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Second Monday @ 4pm

Half an hour of improv comedy, great music, and discussion.

Presented by James, Arlo, Quinn, Louis, Max and Silas! – Fortnightly

Switch Radio Show on Youth Zone
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Second Monday @ 4:30pm

Join the Switch team from the Idea Services Youth Centre as they bring you half an hour of their favourite music and personal stories.

Headscarves and Good Yarns
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondays @ 7pm

Headscarves and Good Yarns is all about celebrating the differences we have in our community.
Even though we all look, think and speak differently to each other we all call Aotearoa our home so tune in and find hear the stories of many different kiwis.
We also navigate those uncomfortable conversations around race that we just need to have sometimes. Hope you guys tune in!
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Second Monday @ 7:30pm

HerStory brings to you stories of women from India . . . women from our everyday lives and women from mythologies.

There is a lot to be proud of about them, so let us celebrate their world.

Join Swaroopa Unni as she introduces you to these wonderful Indian women on HerStory on OAR FM Dunedin.

Namasthe Telugu
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mondays @ 8pm

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Telugu is one of the sweetest languages spoken in the southern part of India – known as the Italian of the East due to its melodic nature. Listen to Telugu songs that are rich in music and meaning, and hear more about this beautiful place, on Namasthe Telugu with Sasi Bhushan.

Part of the Connecting Cultures Zone

Mabuhay Radio Filipino
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We invite you to listen in for a range of guest interviews and music to entertain and inform our kabayans about a variety of topics to help you make a smooth transition to the Kiwi way of life. We also want to show off the talents and skills that Filipinos bring to New Zealand and especially Canterbury! So if you have an interest in Filipino culture and language, and want to hear information about settling in as migrants here tune in and join Carlos, Delia, Allan, Lydia and April and guests for an hour each Monday at 9pm. We’d love to have your company!

This programme was first broadcast on our sister station, Plains FM in Christchurch

Fa’atauaina o Aiga
Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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“Faatauaina o Aiga” or in English “Focus on the Family” came about from the concern in our hearts for people dealing with family problems in the community.

For Samoans, the church is always closely related to general life. This is therefore a significant point in the structure of our programme. We do not separate faith and living, and so we have kept faith aspects together with the many topics of family, social, health and general life which have been discussed. Issues include the different roles in families, child abuse, family violence,  suicide, asthma, alzheimers, and disabilities.

We started broadcasting from 2002 and we are still going strong. We produce our own programmes independantly from home each week.

Our motto – “For evil to flourish, the only thing the good people do is nothing.”

If you need encouragement, a boost in self esteem, something positive for you and your family, listen in. Every Friday from 3pm. This programme is produced by the Faatauaina o Aiga family.