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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 - Radio Avon( 2:0:31)       
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In 1973 Radio Avon hit the airwaves and was a smash hit. Morry Shanahan and Kim Adamson relive those glory days and share the music, jingles, memories, and even the ads which helped shape the sound of one of, if not, THE most successful commercial radio stations in NZ's media history!
Published: 5/08/2023 12:00:00 p.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.
Plains FM Features- Somerfield School Matariki Magic( 0:19:39)       
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Join students from Somerfield School show as they celebrate Matariki with music and facts.
Published: 21/06/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features- Somerfield School Sustainability Squad( 0:21:4)       
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Join the Somerfield School Sustainability Squad to find out what's been happening at Somerfield School and some awesome sustainability tips.
Published: 21/06/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Rap with DMan( 0:7:35)       
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Dallin chats about his love of Rap music and what inspires him to create his own songs.
Published: 30/05/2023 3:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features- Alex - Samoan Language Week( 0:12:31)       
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We're celebrating Samoan Language Week with Alex Fidow from Samoa Feso'ota'i teaching our station manager, Nicki, some common Samoan phrases. Alex talks about his childhood and his relationship with the Samoan language in his life.
Published: 27/05/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Āko Ōtautahi Learning Days Festival - Round table interview with Laura, Rachel and Hannah( 0:29:25)       
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Join Laura, Rachel and Hannah for a round of mini interviews, prepared, written and scripted in just two hours!
Published: 15/05/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Āko Ōtautahi Learning Days Festival - Andrew's Classic Rock( 0:24:30)       
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Andrew Ironside shares his love of rock music in a podcast that he created at a PlainsFM Learning Days under 2 hours! Good on you Andrew!
Published: 11/05/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Hayley Guglietta - Ōtākaro Orchard( 0:7:18)       
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Ōtākaro Orchard is a community-led anchor project of the rebuild, a rare example of grassroots community vision. This project is a critical anchor for our thriving local food movement, a central nexus for inter-generational learning, and a world-class exemplar of what’s possible for New Zealand and other cities around the globe. Link to the PledgeMe campaign -
Published: 9/05/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features- Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Whānau Tahi - Pakihere Rokiroki with Te Miringa, Rongomaiwhiti, Harmony and Kaipo( 0:22:3)       
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Join students from Te Whānau Tahi for interviews and music!
Published: 4/05/2023 5:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features- Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Whānau Tahi - Low Power FM with Hayleigh, Ngārangi, Maioha and Awhina( 0:29:42)       
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Join Students from Te Whānau Tahi for interviews and music!
Published: 4/05/2023 5:00:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - The Canterbury West Coast Guardian Trust( 0:34:11)       
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Laura chats with trustees Sue and Louise from the Welfare Guardian Trust about the role welfare guardians take in caring for people in the community who can't care for themselves.
Published: 2/05/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features- The Court Theatre's Cinderella( 0:19:27)       
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Youth broadcaster Sam heads down to the Court Theatre to chat with the cast of Cinderella. Cinderella has two performances at 11 am and 1 pm every day until the 22nd of April. More information at
Published: 18/04/2023 5:30:00 p.m.
Plains FM Features - Rutene Spooner and Be Like Billy( 0:26:8)       
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The Court Theatre's current production is a tribute to the great Māori showbands and the 80s humour of Billy T James.It also encompasses Spooner's own story as a Māori performer, his relationship to Billy T's talent and style of humour and reconciling where that has landed for him in current times. It's a deep dive into the makings of a one-man show that is much more than one man on stage.
Published: 13/04/2023 9:39:39 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Pride Music Special - Celebrating Our Neurodiverse Rainbow Community with Annie( 0:48:1)       
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Join Annie from The Different Kind of Human Project as she shares music, personal insights and information about our wonderful, neurodiverse members of our vibrant Rainbow Community. Make sure to follow The Different Kind of Human Project for more interviews and insights from people intentionally living outside the box of society's constraints.
Published: 29/03/2023 10:59:06 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Pride Music Special - Music from Women Who Love Women with Beth( 0:54:48)       
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This Pride Music Special celebrates music from women who love women. Join Plains FM Youth Coordinator Pia and Beth, host of the new show Listen To This as they share some of their favourite music. Check out Beth's show at
Published: 29/03/2023 10:46:11 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Pride Music Special - Gender Queer Musicians with Cooper( 0:28:52)       
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Celebrate Pride with this music selection from artists who subvert the traditional gender binary! Join Cooper from Leadership Lab and Plains FM Youth Coordinator Pia as they share stories and music from their favourite non binary artists. Happy Pride Y'all!
Published: 29/03/2023 10:40:16 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Hope for the Long Haul - Inspiring stories of sustainable trauma -informed community work( 0:16:35)       
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Laura chats with Mary White, a church and community worker from West London about her experience in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and her research gathering stories in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Published: 22/03/2023 9:15:00 a.m.
Plains FM Features - Court Theatre's Sense and Sensibility( 0:19:2)       
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Hear about the wacky Edwardian world of the Dashwood family, their hopes and heartaches, loves and losses. Eilish and Hillary discuss this comedic and delightful play by Penny Ashton based on Jane Austen's novel.
Published: 13/02/2023 3:55:28 p.m.

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Produced By: Plains FM

Language: English

Category: Special Interest

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