Servants Health Centre – 10 Years of Compassionate Care

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.

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.

The Loud Silence

Have you ever been in a position where you don’t feel heard? You’re screaming loud on the inside but no-one is listening to you?
This show is a safe space that touches on deeper human connections, guided by Māoritanga. Stories, inspiration, empowerment, environment topics and knowledge that will help uplift and encourage a more positive outlook on our lives and future. 

Migrant Motherhood

Tuesdays @ 10:30am

We want to talk about motherhood- the sticky, icky, challenging and sometimes very rewarding experience of raising children in the 21st century.

Migrant Motherhood looks at what it means to be a mum, moving with our children through the stages of life, across the city, Aotearoa and perhaps the world. Kiwis and immigrant mothers like myself have a range of diverse experiences worth sharing and share some big universal challenges and joys.

Let’s give the invisible load a voice.

Sight Unseen Aotearoa

Welcome to Sight Unseen Aotearoa brought to you by VICTA – Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa – with the support of Otago Polytechnic. Over the next half-hour everyday Kiwis with failing eyesight will be discussing the challenges of living active, independent lives in the community, and sharing with us the information, support and practical knowhow they’ve discovered on their long and winding sight loss journeys. 

Revolution Radio

Tuesdays @ 10am

Widespread environmental destruction, catastrophic climate change, imperialist wars, intergenerational poverty, ongoing colonization and neoliberal exploitation, systemic racism, sexism, and queerphobia, housing crisis, living cost crisis, mental health crisis. There are a host of interconnected social justice issues that we as individuals and society are facing at this moment of time.
While these issues may seem overwhelming, we do have agency!

On Revolution Radio your host, Duke McLeod, talks with a variety of guests about current news and issues forwarding radical ideas and sustainable solutions.
Tune in and be prepared for an overdose of passion and aroha.
Let’s talk politics and change the world!
Brought to you with the support of a DCC Waste Minimisation Grant.