Spiritual Chats

Sundays @ 9am

Zac Kim and Jeremy Knox in OAR FM Studio

Spiritual Chats is the podcast where we delve into the intersection of spirituality and everyday life. Join hosts Zac and Jeremy as they explore how nurturing a healthy spiritual outlook impacts daily experiences.

While our discussions stem from a Christian perspective, the goal is to create discussion that resonates with individuals from diverse beliefs and worldviews.

This podcast is supported by C3 Church Dunedin. Visit c3dunedin.org

Brain Waves

Wednesdays @ 10.30am

Brain Waves – making waves for the brain injury community
Join Jane Butterfield from Brain Injury Otago to discover powerful first-hand accounts of people who have triumphed over the challenges of living with a brain injury.

Explore inspiring stories of resilience, courage and hope that shed light on the journey of recovery.

Brain Waves is made with support from Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion Community Fund.

Ending Life Well Podcast

Tuesdays @ 10 am

This series is for New Zealand family carers who are faced with caring for a loved one who is dying.

Developed by the specialist palliative team at Otago Community Hospice and supported by Hospice New Zealand, the series provides reliable palliative advice and information for carers who may find themselves out of their depth caring for someone nearing end of life.

The series was inspired by the Kōwhai Programme – a well-established carers education programme created in response to research done in collaboration with the University of Otago in 2010

Different Strokes

Wednesdays @ 10.30am

Natalie Cowie and Robin Thomas have lived experience of stroke.

On Different Strokes, they host conversations with others with lived experience and introduce us to those working to support stroke recovery, building understanding and support for people affected by stroke, their families, whanau and carers.

Supported by The Stroke Foundation 

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.