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.

Science Academy Podcasts

Get the inside scoop from students of the University of Otago’s 2021 Science Academy.

Students from isolated or under-served communities from around the country have come to Dunedin for an intensive week submerged in the world of science.

Listen in as they share their experiences.

Navigators of the South
Makeleta Alofaki

It is written in history that the greatest explorers of the world were founded on conquest and fuelled by bravery, with stories like the Vikings sailing off to discover new lands.

Monkey See, Monkey Do
Mary Martin

In this episode of the Science Academy Podcast, we will be exploring the ways that animals and plants respond to changes in their environments.

The Stupendous Scale of Entirely Everything!
Daniel McAteer

I was recently thinking about the size of the earth and how big it is compared to us, and how it is so small compared to the sun, and how the sun is so small compared to the universe. In this podcast I will take you on a journey to give you a sense of scale, so that you can understand where you fit in.

How Radiation Could Save Your Life
Alena Johnston

Quite often when people think of radiation, they think explosions and it being harmful but radiation is often used in medicine for things that can save your life. I will be talking about these things in my podcast.

H2 Oh No!
Jordan Mauu

A majority of the world’s population use fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gases to generate energy. This podcast aims to describe the chemical processes of converting fuel to energy and we will explore the environmental impact.

The Adolescent Mind
Shayla Traynor

Today I will be defining the undefinable, explaining the inexplicable and clarifying the unclear that is the adolescent mind. Tune in as I explain the adolescent mind through science.

Are You Positive?
Marc Dorotan

In this episode of the Science Academy Podcast, we will go beyond the atom to learn how they were discovered and what they are made of. Think like a proton and always be positive!

Operation Rakatahi on Youth Zone

Every Second Wednesday at 4pm

Join Leo and special guest hosts as they tackle a new topic each episode – covering a wide range of topics and issues that young people face every day.

Speaking up for your rights, Engagement with Politics, Mental Health, Celebrating Achievements, Maori and Pasifika representation and much more.

Woven Stories

Woven Stories is for children or the young at heart.

Join storyteller and artist Allie Simpson as she weaves through original, local and classical stories for children and whole the family.

Along with her guests, Allie celebrates and finds the creative tales that surround us, including the stories our children tell today.

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