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OAR FM hosts podcasts and radio shows by, for and about the multicultural communities in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Programmes are broadcast on 105.4 FM and 1575 AM, podcast on oar.org.nz & other platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Dunedin-based multicultural communities and individuals can share their language, music and culture with listeners in Dunedin and all over the world by making podcasts and radio shows.

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Experience broadcasting and podcasting with us and gain valuable technical and presentation skills.

Get in touch with Arina Aizal, the Station’s Community Connector at connector@oar.org.nz for more information!

Hosted by OAR FM’s Community Connector Arina Aizal every Friday 10am. Connecting Cultures Features is a show by, for and about the beautiful and diverse multicultural people of Dunedin and New Zealand.

Connecting Cultures Shows

Monday

Fono Faufautua a Samoa i Otago Leitio (Samoan)
Faatalofa atu ile ‘au faafofoga, ole tautua lenei ale Fonofaufautua a Samoa i otago. O mea o tutupu i o tatou laufanua faapea o tatou nuu tuaoi i aso Gafua ta’itasi. Faafetai.

Headscarves and Good Yarns
Headscarves and Good Yarns is all about celebrating the differences we have in our community. Even though we all look, think and speak differently to each other we all call Aotearoa our home so tune in and find hear the stories of many different kiwis.

Chill-lah with OMSA (English/Malay)
Otago Malaysian Students’ Association (OMSA) share about their life and the experience of studying here in Otago.

Salam Pakistan (English/Urdu)
Join the Dunedin Pakistan Society to delve into the rich and diverse world of Pakistan, exploring its fascinating culture, cuisine, music, and the incredible Pakistani community right here in New Zealand.

Arasan FM (Tamil)
Arasan FM brings you news and current events in Dunedin, Otago region and wider New Zealand. This will focus on current affairs, interviews and news for a cohesive and united Tamil communities in the Otago Region.

Starfishing For Peace

Kirsteen McLay from The Starfish Collective, a humanitarian charity organisation looks at different topics pertaining to peace.

Namasthe Telugu (Telugu)
Telugu is one of the sweetest languages spoken in the southern part of India – known as the Italian of the East due to its melodic nature. Listen to Telugu songs that are rich in music and meaning, and hear more about this beautiful place, on Namasthe Telugu with Sasi Bhushan.

Tuesday

The Arinality
A radio show and podcast by Arina Aizal, on stories of women with international backgrounds on their cultural identities, belonging, wellbeing and passions in Aotearoa.

DMCC On Air
More than 90 different ethnic groups are represented in Dunedin, and Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council exists to ensure we all have the same rights and responsibilities.

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

Vanakkam Tamizha (Tamil)
Vanakkam Tamizha celebrates the richness of Tamil language and culture, and uniting Tamil communities in Dunedin and wider Otago region. Hosted by Nirmala Velamoor.

Buddhist Radio (Cantonese)
Buddhist teaching and history, with great advice for novice or experienced meditators.

K-Talk (English/Korean)
Join the K-Talk team and special guests for a celebration of Korean culture and music.

Wednesday

Buddhist Radio (Mandarin)
Buddhist teaching and history, with great advice for novice or experienced meditators.

Dunedin Chinese Culture Show (Mandarin/English)
The Dunedin Senior Chinese Association shares their experience living in Dunedin as seniors, and what they know about Chinese culture.

Resettling in Aotearoa with Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Anna and the team from CAB bring you helpful information and advice of particular interest to anyone resettling in Ōtepoti | Dunedin.

Sathsara Rawa (Sinhalese)
Join the host Suranga Dassanayake as he explores Sri Lankan culture through Sinhala Songs in the decades of 70-90 and 2000 the golden era of Sri Lankan Sinhala songs.

Thursday

Buddhist Radio (English)
Buddhist teaching and history, with great advice for novice or experienced meditators.

NZ Arabic (Arabic)
Richness of Arabic music, quick news updates to in-depth discussions of diverse topics each week with journalist Amjed Al-Saad. 

Friday

Connecting Cultures Features (Multilanguage)
By, for and about the beautiful and diverse multicultural people of Dunedin and New Zealand.

Migrant Musings with Waitaki Multicultural
Let’s hear about what’s been happening in Waitaki Oamaru, and conversations with migrants in the Waitaki district.

Muslim Chaplaincy Conversation (English/Arabic)
The Muslim Chaplaincy Conversation is produced by the Otago Muslim Chaplaincy Committee and features talks on Islam and interviews with local Muslims.

Lupe Fetala’i (Samoan)
Two hours of Samoan music, events and conversation, hosted by Puipuifatu Eteuati from Lupe Fa’alele a Samoa I Otago. Thanks to Va’a o Tautai.