Unique Ōtepoti

In this series, we will hear from young local performers as they explore how they express their cultural identities through creative performance – from traditional songs to original compositions.

This series has been made possible with the support from the Dunedin City Council Creative Communities Scheme and New Zealand on Air.

1 – Hermione Hai
2 – Keira Wallace
3 – Soana Pole
4 – Thanuja Luxmanan
5 – Poppy Mitchell

Climate Change – Striking A Balance

Friday 15th October @ 12pm
Replayed Wednesday 21st Oct @ 5pm
and
Friday 23rd Oct @ 12pm

In this podcast Claire, Jeremy, Casey and Grace talk about their current exhibtion at Otago Museum. This student created exhibtion covers a wide aspect of climate issues from experiences with Schools Strike for Climate, to the impacts of Climate Inequality. Check it out at The Beautiful Science Gallery on the second floor of Otago Museum from 3rd Oct to 1st Nov, and reappering from 16th Nov to 4th Dec 2020.

Ākonga on Air

School students from around Ōtepoti share their stories.

16th October 2020 – Opoho School

4th September 2020 – Helping support local businesses is the mission of these Mornington School students. In the wake of the pandemic challenges, Room 14 asked, “How can we help?”. This class has been empowered to contribute to their community as healthy, resilient thinkers.

14th July 2020 – Ākonga from North East Valley and George Street Normal Schools share their songs and stories about Matariki.

School Shows 2019

Radio Shows and Podcasts created by Dunedin Schools

The NICE Radio Show

Nicholas, Imogen, Claudia and Edward get into Christmas spirit with a NICE radio show for you.

Dunedin Uncovered and Rediscovered with St Mary's on Air

Senior students at St Mary’s School had their school camp right here in Dunedin this year. Listen in to find out what they uncovered and rediscovered during their two day exploration of the city.
The year 4 and 5 children; Stani, Alicia, Isobel and Matthew, tell us all about day one and the year 6 children; Lacharna, Gabriel, Ethan and Sophie, discuss day two.

Let Me Be Myself, Anne Frank at Otago Girls High School

Otago Girls’ High School are hosting an International touring exhibition on Anne Frank’s life created by the Amsterdam based Anne Frank House Museum. The exhibition is open to the public during the school holidays (28 Sept – 13 Oct). The girls have been delving into Anne Franks life. Here they are sharing some extracts from Anne Frank’s diary. 
 
The music heard during this piece is the theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams played by Otago Girls’ student Rose Stevenson on the violin, accompanied by Abhinath Berry on piano. 

DNI on Air

The DNI GLaM Syndicate has been focusing on the many forms of storytelling this term. You can hear their stories in their classroom shows and check out a DNI Assembly presented by the students of Rooms 1, 3 and 4.

DNI Rm 1
DNI Rm 3

DNI on Air – Rm 1
The students of Rm1, share their narratives, focusing on myths and legends and social studies investigations 

DNI on Air – Rm 3
Rm 3 students worked in groups to create and present their stories including short films and a radio play.

DNI on Air -Rm 4
Can you work out truth from fiction in these narratives from the students of Rm 4

DNI Assembly Broadcast
27 September, 2019 school assembly presented by the GLaM Syndicate

Opoho School Discovery Radio

Some students from Opoho School have been joining us at the station to learn about radio and plan and create their own radio shows. Just listen to the results!

The Radio Rangers
Max, Zoe, Lewis M and Lewis S share some of their favourite music, stories about their family and ancestry and talk about what’s trending at school and around the world.
The Chatterboxes
Ella, Nella, Stella and Julia talk about travels that have changed their lives, music the enjoy and interesting things they’ve discovered about Opoho history.
The Ever Crew
Join Elaine, Aubrey, Oscar and Frank to find out what they like about Opoho School, listen to some of their favourite jokes and songs and even have a little lesson in Mandarin. 
Chameleon Comedians
Lucy, Sophia, Josiah and Ngaio talk about everything from cool things to do in Dunedin to visiting family in France and share some of their favourite animals and music,
The Absolutely Anything Show
Cadence, Jom, Scottie and Kura play some music and talk about absolutely anything, including some exciting stories, a debate about Minecraft vs. Roblox and  even get ready for a world record attempt.
The Interesting Alligators 
Adam, Abi, Hannah and Brock share some of their writing and family stories, talk about their pets and play some music.

Ngā Kura o Ōtepoti Kapa Haka

OAR FM visits Dunedin Schools kapa haka groups as they get ready for Polyfest in honour of Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori (Māori Music Month)

Balmacewen on Air - Hooked on Science

Three groups of young scientists from Balmacewen Intermediate created these radio show podcasts as part of their mission to engage and inspire younger scientists. Take a listen and get some ideas for experiments you can do at home! 

East Taieri School - When I Was Young

A social history series by the students of East Taieri School, hosted by Olive, Matilda, Oliver and Rebecca
 
As part their studies celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Woman getting the vote in New Zealand, the children have been interviewing older family members and women in their community to find out how things have changed for women over the years.

Episode 1: Children from East Taieri School got to interview a group of older ladies during their meet up day, thanks to Mosgiel Elderly Care Trust.

Episode 2: Children from East Taieri School interview their older family members to understand what life was like when they were young.

Featuring: Zac and Mrs. B, Hana and Cam, Sophie and Lynn, Jordan and Wendy, Jessie and Kath 

Episode 3: Chelsea interviews Margaret and starts a discussion with family about how life has changed over the years for women in New Zealand.

Featuring: Chelsea, Margaret and family
 

Episode 4: Kellyn interviews her grandmother, Jenny as part of East Taieri Schools social history investigation around the 125th Anniversary of Woman getting the vote in New Zealand.

Featuring: Kellyn and Jenny​
 

Peripatus Project Podcast

Hear the participants of the Peripatus Schools Project talk about what they are doing as part of the project and why, as well as hear some of their findings so far. Dr C and the teachers talk about the project background and discuss why hands-on, real science is important for children.

Otago Girls' High School Shows

Radio shows created by the media studies classes at Otago Girls’ High School

Columba College

Visiting French and Spanish exchange students present an hour of music and commentary.

Kings High School Shows

Radio Shows and Podcasts created by Kings High School Students.

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Mtiv8Talks

Every Second Thursday @ 3pm

Mtiv8Talks is a show created by a diverse range of young people in Dunedin discussing issues that we face today. Join us for topics ranging from social media, to women in tech, surviving high school, mental health, gender issues, employment and much more.

You can follow mtiv8 on Facebook – facebook.com/mtiv8.me/

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Studio Vignettes – an Exhibition and Readings

Curated by Isla Thomas, Studio Vignettes was designed as a hub for students and young people to showcase their own and experience each other’s work, including small books or zines.

In this event we will hear from a few of the artists involved in the exhibition.

Fear Factor – Covering yourself in snakes for fun

In this panel discussion and reading, Eliana Gray, Jordan Hamel and a panel of terrified guests discuss what they are really afraid of.

Please Note, this recording includes strong language.

Story and Spirit, Language and Heart

This panel discussion, moderated by Fran Kewene, consists of Eva Grace Mullaley and Zac James from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, and Jess Thompson Carr (aka Maori Mermaid). The topic: How language and culture shapes our story telling.