A Vegan Lounge


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A Vegan Lounge

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A Vegan Lounge - Animal Policy International - Co-Executive Director Rainer Kravets ( 0:28:13)       
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This fortnight I chat with Rainer Kravets; Co-Executive Director of Animal Policy International who was visiting recently from his native Estonia. He and co-founder Mandy Carter were here to raise awareness in regards to welfare standards and the market economy which focuses heavily on exports to the detriment of imported products.
Published: 13/09/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Te Paranui Animal Sanctuary - Part 2( 0:28:39)       
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A Vegan Approach to Life
Published: 30/08/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Te Paranui Animal Sanctuary - Part 1 ( 0:30:7)       
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This fortnight you are in for a treat as Part 1 of the 2-Part series goes to air on the immense work that Te Paranui Animal Sanctuary Koromiko in the South Islands Marlborough Region goes to air. I drop by and chat with founder and visionary Maia, who has links to the broader community through plant-based diet workshops, greyhound adoption and rehoming, yoga practice, and spiritual work.
Published: 2/08/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Animal Justice Party Aotearoa NZ - Executive President and Treasurer Rob McNeil ( 0:30:8)       
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This fortnight I'm chatting with Rob McNeil, the Executive President and Treasurer of the Animal Justice Party Aotearoa New Zealand (AJPANZ). The newly formed AJPANZ is looking to contest the upcoming election and give New Zealanders an alternative to the major parties, the same old rhetoric, and provide legitimate representation for the marginalized and voiceless.
Published: 19/07/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Pacific Harvest - Managing Director Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie( 0:28:19)       
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This fortnight I’m talking to Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie – Managing Director at Pacific Harvest A New Zealand owned health food and supplement company at the forefront of an exciting and emerging seaweed industry. This interview will leave you with a whole new appreciation for seaweed and an inkling to try Pacific Harvest products; mother nature at her best. "
Published: 5/07/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge -Debbie Devine - Claremont Miniature Horses & American Shetlands( 0:27:28)       
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This fortnight I chat with Debbie Devine of Claremont Estate where I encounter her aging beauties and reflect on specism within this context. I'm almost won over by Pedro the retired Greyhound as we chat about commercial racing, equine health and wellbeing and greyhounds as pets.
Published: 21/06/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Foraging Corner( 0:26:11)       
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This Fortnight I'm on location at the Fungi Farm/Richmond Community Gardens, where Inga from the Foraging Corner takes me through some common plants/weeds with nutritional value and a broad range of subject matter, including culture, history, botanical knowledge, science, and travel.
Published: 10/05/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Megan Sheppard - Wildflower Botanicals ( 0:29:39)       
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This Fortnight I am chatting with the founder of Wildflower Botanicals, Megan Sheppard. I get to venture inside her quaint and welcoming new premises, still located in Sydenham, and scratch the surface of her 30 years of experience as a herbalist and natural therapies practitioner covering good health nutrition and practices and keeping on top of things as a vegan.
Published: 26/04/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Ron Lindsay - New Zealand Raptor Experience ( 0:28:20)       
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This fortnight I'm chatting to Ron Lindsay of the New Zealand Raptor Trust, a long-time spokesperson, once heavily involved in rehabilitation, now transitioning to advocacy work for the Raptor in Schools program and agent for his movie star clientele. Check out both sites, The NZ Raptor Trust and The NZ Raptor Experience, to book a unique, up close, and personal date with these amazing creatures.
Published: 12/04/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Moa Bakery Bakery/Jane Thompson ( 0:30:9)       
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Join me this Wednesday, the 29th of March, at 1 pm for this fortnight's edition of A Vegan Lounge on 96.9 Plains FM. In this episode, I'm on location in Oamaru, enjoying my private beach, among other things. Still, most importantly, I get to catch up with Jane Thompson, founder/owner/operator of the vegan artisan bakery Moa Bakery. We talk veganism, inspirational people, chronic fatigue, well-being, startup wisdom, and The Lost Pianos of Siberia.
Published: 29/03/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Sarah Jackson - Animal Save Movement( 0:30:8)       
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This epidsode I chat with Sarah Jackson, who oversees the Christchurch branch of the Animal Save Movement. She gives us a rundown of the organization, the founder, and the spirit in which the group aims to carry out its work.
Published: 15/03/2023 11:30:52 a.m.
A Vegan Lounge - Kerry Hughes Managing Director - Alex Mcdonald Seed Potatoes Canterbury( 0:28:27)       
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This fortnight I stopped by Alex McDonald Seed Potatoe Specialists near Springston for an in-depth chat with Owner and Managing Director Kerry Hughes about the history of potato growing in New Zealand and the level of expertise required to grow the humble little fellow on NZ soil.
Published: 1/03/2023 12:17:20 p.m.

Hi, I'm Krystal taking over from where James left off. I am an Environmental Planner and trade-qualified chef and hail from Australia. I am the startup founder of Insurgent Foods, which is a plant-based company right here in Canterbury. I hope to deliver a broad range of content tapping into a more comprehensive look at our environment—the interconnectedness of the natural world means sustainability, land use, farming, business, literature, research, animal welfare, and rights are all part of the conversation. Join me every fortnight at 1 pm for A Vegan Lounge. You never know where the conversation might lead.

Host: Krystal Paix

Produced By: Krystal Paix

Language: English

Category: Special Interest

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