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Plains FM Features- Petr Lom director of Ko au te Awa, ko te Awa ko au – I Am The River, The River Is Me( 0:31:0)       
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Part of the Doc Edge Film Festival, director Peter Lom discusses his documentary Ko au te Awa, ko te Awa ko au – I Am The River, The River Is Me. Māori Whanganui river guardian Ned Tapa invites a First Nations Elder from Australia and his daughter, who are activists to saving their own dying river back home, on a five-day canoe trip down this sacred river. For more tickets and more information about the festival visit:
Published: 21/06/2024 4:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features- Doc Edge Film Festival with Alex Lee (Festival Co Founder) & Rachael Penman (General Manager)( 0:29:3)       
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Playing in Ōtautahi Christchurch from 19h of June - 14th of July the Doc Edge Festival is New Zealand’s Academy Awards qualifying international documentary festival. It includes the Awards, Schools Programme, Forum, Pitch & Market (industry events), and Immersive Exhibition. For information and tickets see:
Published: 21/06/2024 4:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Kiri Jarden and Conor Clarke - Christchurch City Council Tirama Mai( 0:14:48)       
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Plains FM spoke with event producer Kiri Jarden and artist Conor Clarke at Christchurch City Council's Matariki event, Tīrama Mai. During a walk-through, they highlighted the stunning new artworks at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, Riverside Market, and Te Pae 🌻 This brilliant cultural event runs from 21st to 30th June, from 5 pm to 10 pm, featuring storytelling and kapa haka performances on select nights, along with a few giveaways for some lucky attendees.
Published: 21/06/2024 1:15:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Beyond Rhyme Special Edition - Reliving Poetry on Radio( 0:50:53)       
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Alan and Camilla share some poems, reflect on their experiences as poets and producing their radio show, and play some favourite song poets - otherwise known as lyricists. They also feature The Quick Brown Dog - the latest journal from the Hagley Writers' Institute in Ōtautahi.
Published: 21/05/2024 1:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Ako Ōtautahi Learning Days Festival( 0:25:11)       
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Find out what's been happening at the Ako Ōtautahi Learning Days Festival this week. Cheryl Doig, chairperson of Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch , and Jo Earl, Principle of St. Francis of Assisi who hosted an event with Rawhiti School discuss the festival, the different events and the future in learning in Ōtautahi Christchurch. There are still lots of events on over the next few weeks and into June. Find out what is happening near you at
Published: 16/05/2024 12:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Glenda Martin - All round benefits of volunteering( 0:21:14)       
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In this episode, we chat with Glenda, the outreach manager at Volunteering Canterbury. Join us as she delves into her role within the organization, the pivotal role VolCan plays in our community, the often overlooked benefits of volunteering, and how you can connect with VolCan to contribute your time to the community. Glenda references a YouTube video during our conversation. Tap to watch -
Published: 22/04/2024 4:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Exploring Polyfest 2024 ( 0:54:2)       
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Nicki and Sinclair enjoyed the colourful sights and sounds (and the food) of this year's Polyfest. They caught up with some of the people there and why this festival is such a great showcase of Pasefika student talent and diverse Polynesian culture. Find out more through NEED Trust and SpacPac socials.
Published: 21/03/2024 11:00:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Cassie White - Many Hats Theatre( 0:21:5)       
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Cassie White talks to us about the fantastic work they with people with learning or physical disabilities and from minority communities to help upskill themselves in the creative space at the Many Hats Theatre company. Website -
Published: 6/11/2023 3:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Luka Willems - Down Syndrome Awareness Month( 0:9:13)       
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Pia interviews Down for Love's very own Luka Willems for Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Published: 11/10/2023 4:15:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Christchurch Council's Graffiti Program - Belinda Barrett( 0:13:21)       
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We interviewed Belinda from the CCC's Graffiti program to discuss the organization's involvement in beautifying Christchurch and gain insights into its behind-the-scenes operations.
Published: 9/10/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - 'My Fair Lady' Interview( 0:37:23)       
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Emily Burns (Eliza Doolittle) and Michela Lee Porter (Professor Henry Higgins) tells us all about the Showbiz version of the musical "My Fair Lady", playing now on the Isaac Royal Theater in Christchurch. Find tickets for this amazing show on
Published: 26/09/2023 5:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Volunteering Canterbury and Family Drug Support - Dr Pauline Stewart( 0:22:59)       
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Volunteering Canterbury is a local organisation that is dedicated to connecting Cantabrians with volunteering opportunities. One of these opportunities is helping at the Family Drug Support Aotearoa NZ.which takes the lead in educating, advising and standing up for healthy approaches to alcohol and other drugs. Hear the founder of the organisation, Dr. Pauline Stewart, talk about the mahi their volunteers do to help the community.
Published: 20/09/2023 4:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features- 130th Anniversary of Suffrage in New Zealand ( 0:48:24)       
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Join the National Council of Women of New Zealand Te Kaunihera Wahine o Aotearoa Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch to celebrate the 130-year anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand. The speakers are Chrissy Mauger - Mayoress of Christchurch, Tania Wati - Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Helen Osborne - Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House, Nancy McShane - Public Service Association, Sunita Gautam - Community Board Member and music from the Rangi Ruru School Choir.
Published: 20/09/2023 3:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - At Selwyn CultureFest 2023( 1:22:57)       
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The Plains FM team parked the station vehicle on site at Selwyn CultureFest 2023 at Lincoln Events Centre and set off to interview people at the event. This is a pick and mix of the result! Be warned - it will make your mouth water!
Published: 18/09/2023 2:10:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Ao Tawhiti Group 2( 0:27:18)       
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Archie, Nathan, Stephen and Eli chat about their school, Ao Tawhiti which is situated in the central city, and what they like to do in Canterbury.
Published: 13/09/2023 3:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Canterbury History Foundation( 0:36:7)       
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The Jim Gardner Lecture: Founded in 1999 the Canterbury History Foundation was formed to encourage and support research, publication and interest in History within the wider Canterbury region. It also makes grants available to History post-graduate students. Each year it hosts the Jim Gardner lecture and awards the Rhodes History medal which recognises lifetime achievement in the voluntary support of historical research, archives, museums or community awareness of the value of History. This year’s recipient was Belinda Jones. We recorded this year’s Jim Gardner Memorial Lecture by Dr. Ursula Rack entitled: Making Climate Change Visible – a short history of Antarctic climate research.
Published: 13/09/2023 8:30:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Sophie McInnes and Selwyn CultureFest ( 0:15:52)       
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The annual celebration of music, food and people from all around the world who have settled in Selwyn is happening in September at Lincoln Events Centre. Councillor Sophie McInnes gives us some idea on what to expect.
Published: 7/09/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Ao Tawhiti Group 1( 0:25:20)       
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Eli, Nathan and Finn talk about their central-city school Ao Tawhiti.
Published: 6/09/2023 3:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - El Jaguar's Book Fight Club and Meegwai Productions( 0:28:35)       
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What does a masked Mexican in a skimpy red wrestling suit have in common with Book Clubs? Find out as Meegwai Productions’ Michi and Derek dive deep into improvisational funtimes in Ōtautahi!!
Published: 16/08/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - What Matters Most Campaign Chch City Council( 0:28:23)       
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"What Matters Most" to you for our city over the next few years? Our Chch City Council wants to hear from you, and it's so easy to share your opinion via the new online tool. Learn more when Nicki talks through the process with Tessa and Swantje from the Community Engagement Team.
Published: 27/07/2023 5:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Dirty Work - Catherine Yates( 0:11:40)       
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We had the opportunity to speak with Catherine Yate, one of the lead actresses in Indian Ink's latest play 'Dirty Work.' During our conversation, she discussed various aspects, including the show itself, her journey as a theatre actress, and a particularly fascinating choir involvement in the play.
Published: 21/07/2023 8:30:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - 'That Bloody Woman' Interview( 0:33:58)       
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Bryony Jamison (Kate Sheppard) and Tom Hart (Richard "King Dick" Seddon) tells us all about the Showbiz version of the musical "That Bloody Woman", playing now on the Christs College Auditorium in Christchurch. Find tickets for this amazing show on
Published: 10/07/2023 4:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Frozen Junior - Ben Freeth ( 0:9:18)       
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Join youth broadcaster Mikayla Wright in an interview with Ben Freeth, the director of Frozen Junior! They chat about the show's unique adaptation from the movie, the enchanting music, the delightful puppets, and Ben's experience working with the talented cast of kids.
Published: 10/07/2023 3:45:00 p.m.

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Language: English

Category: Special Interest

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