OAR FM is providing a unique opportunity for Dunedin-based ethnic groups and individuals to share their language, music and culture with Dunedin listeners by making their own radio shows.

All of the Connecting Cultures programmes are also available online, as a live stream and podcast from www.oar.org.nz as well as on 105.4FM and 1575AM. This means Dunedin broadcasters can also connect with communities in New Zealand, and with friends, family and other listeners around the world!


6pm: The Lave Mai Show (Tongan/English)
Bringing together Tongan students and other youth, to discuss and express their thoughts on the issues they face. (Fortnightly)

6pm: Chill-lah with OMSA (English/Malay)
The Otago Malaysian Students’ Association take you through a journey about the diverse culture, music, language, traditions, lifestyle and of course, the delicious food we have in Malaysia! (Fortnightly)

7:00pm: Headscarves and Good Yarns
Headscarves and Good Yarns is all about celebrating the differences we have in our community.

8:30pm: Namasthe Telugu (Telugu)
Music, culture and news with Sasi Bhushan Yarragudi


6pm: DMEC On Air
Hear about the Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council’s activities plus discussion with their members. with Lux, Andrew and Valerie.

6:30pm: Hamro Awaz (Nepalese)
Our Voice – Govinda, Ashik and Gagan bring you music, discussion and information in Nepalese. Created by the Dunedin Nepalese Society.

7pm:  Vanakkam Tamizha (Tamil)
Dunedin Tamil Society celebrates the richness of Tamil language and culture, uniting Tamil communities in Dunedin and Otago with Lux, Rajesh, Mahalir Mattum (Ladies) and Illaignar Kural (Youth)

8pm: Buddhist Radio (Cantonese)
Teachings from the Buddhist Youth Association

8.30pm: Settlement Information with Citizens Advice Bureau (English)
Robbie and the Citizens Advice Bureau team provide the latest information (2nd Tuesday of the month)

8.30pm: K-Talk with Kiho Lee (English/Korean)
Join Kiho and special guests for a celebration of Korean culture and music. (Fortnightly)


7:30pm: Say Mê Việt Nam (Vietnamese)
Celebrating the culture and uniqueness of Vietnam through music, stories and language.

8pm: Buddhist Radio (Mandarin)
Teachings from the Buddhist Youth Association

8.30pm: Hello Kerala (Malayalam)
Join Sabin and Roy as they bring you soulful songs and news from the Kerala region of South India


6pm: Lupe Fetala’i (Samoan)
Two hours of Samoan music, events and conversation, co-hosted by John and Christine from Lupe Fa’alele a Samoa I Otago. Thanks to Va’a o Tautai

For information about making your own radio show/podcast,
contact: Lesley Paris OAR FM Manager manager@oar.org.nz Ph 471 6161