Shakti Voices

Fortnightly Mondays @ 7pm

Shakti Voices – Promoting women’s empowerment and family violence intervention, prevention and awareness. Join the team as they explore Shakti’s support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin.

Shakti Voices is part of OAR FM Dunedin’s Connecting Cultures Zone

Climate Change – Striking A Balance

Friday 15th October @ 12pm
Replayed Wednesday 21st Oct @ 5pm
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.

Servants Health Centre – 10 Years of Compassionate Care

Sunday 11th October @ 1pm
Replayed Friday 16th October @ 5pm

Servants Health Centre is not your typical medical practice. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this small clinic is quietly helping the most vulnerable by providing free care to the homeless and those who are struggling financially. The clinic, which is also a registered charity, operates through a team of dedicated volunteers.

This podcast has been created to commemorate the centre’s 10 th year in operation. What is it that makes this clinic so special? And why is the centre having such success? This podcast will answer those questions and many more.

CCT Collective – The Hits from the Fitz

Every Second Friday @ 10am

Every second Friday from 10am, Steve Marshall (Community Facilitator from CCT) and a revolving cast from the CCT Fitzroy Hub bring you a selection of hits from their personal collections that span their various ages and musical tastes!

Living Well – Time to Kōrero

In this podcast series, local people share their ideas about practical, everyday things you can do to support your wellbeing and build connections with others.

Produced for Otago Mental Health Support Trust and Weave Together, with funding support from The Lion Foundation.

Dr Ian Chapman is a speaker, author and performer, a dad to three wonderful children, and currently Head of the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree programme at the University of Otago. Ian also hosts ‘The Sparkly Show’ as alter-ego Dr Glam on OAR FM.

Adrienne Buckingham is a Dunedin-based mother, educator and blogger with a particular interest in positive psychology and wellbeing.

Kaikatea Knight is a mother and Operations Manager at Te Hou Ora Whānau Services, a community-based whānau driven Kaupapa Māori service provider.

Annette Harrex runs a farm south of Dunedin and has been working doing research, books and payroll for non profits for several years.

Andrea Murrell is an Invercargill-based businesswoman and Trustee with the MAR Colombia Charity Trust, which is for Colombian immigrants in Southland.

Tess Trotter is Communications Advisor with Inspiring Communities, a virtual organisation consisting of people from all over the country who have skills, expertise and experience in Community Led Development approaches.

Ranisha Chand is a student of Politics and Pacific Island Studies at the University of Otago. She is also a Youth Advocate for not-for-profit community organisation Shakti, which provides free and confidential support for women, youth and children from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds going through family violence.

Invercargill-based Himani Mishra Galbraith is board director/chairwoman of the Southland Hindi School Charitable Trust, a social group for mothers and women from refugee and migrant backgrounds providing an opportunity to meet others, make connections and offer support.

Pip Laufiso is a connector, director and facilitator. She is Senior Advisor ECE / Education Adviser Priority Learners with the Ministry of Education, and a former Otago Community Trust board trustee.

Bridget Forsyth is an Invercargill-based health promoter with the Cancer Society. Bridget also works with Chroma, a local charity supporting LGBTQIA+ whānau and establishing links with the wider community.

Series 2 – Living Well: Things to do in Otago

Produced in 2020 for Otago Mental Health Support Trust and Weave Together, with funding support from Southern District Health Board.

Donna Watt is a Central Otago-based Community Educator with Alzheimer’s Otago.

Helen Jansen lives in Oamaru where she is heavily involved in the world of Steampunk, provides support for families facing mental health challenges, and is involved in the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust.

Ruth Carraway lives in Milton where she works on the Mayor’s taskforce for jobs, supporting people back into work post-Covid.

Sam Rodney-Hudson is Wanaka-based Director of Programmes and Partnerships with Melon Health.

Series 1 – Living Well: Things to do in Ōtepoti Dunedin

Jordana Whyte is manager of Wildlife Hospital Dunedin

Julie Woods is an inspirational speaker, writer and coach.

Dee O’Malley is an artist working in Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Desiree Williams is Tumuaki Whakaruruhau, Otago Polytechnic.

Kay Mercer is Events Coordinator at Dunedin Public Libraries.

Denise Quinlan is director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience.

Joy Davis is regional coordinator for Otago Neighbourhood Support

Hiliako Iaheto is an educator and musician.

Aidan Dickson is a youth worker for Te Hau Ora Whanua Services and a father of two.

Tahu Mackenzie is a musician and educator at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Creature Feature

The Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin treats sick and injured native New Zealand species right here in the heart of Aotearoa’s wildlife capital. Their expert veterinary team patches up more than 500 patients every year, returning the majority of them back to the wild where they belong.
On Creature Feature, we shine a spotlight on one of the Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin’s extra special guests.
You can learn more about the Hospital, including ways to support this charitable trust, at, or follow their Facebook page for more fabulous creature content.
Kaki - Black Stilt
Bravo the Kakapo
Freda the Takahe
Eggnog the Rowi Kiwi
Manawa the Jewelled Gecko
Brutus the Tuatara
Rotoroa the Kea
Southern Dotterel
Gerald the Northern Giant Petrel
NZ Sea Lion
Corstorphine the Kererū
Australasian Gannet
Red-billed Gull
Dani the Little Blue Penguin
White-fronted tern