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Voices

English, Cultural, 1 season, 105 episodes, 22 hours, 14 minutes
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Over a quarter of people who call New Zealand home were born overseas. So how do culture, identity and equity shape the New Zealand experience beyond confines of the 'diversity' checkbox? Produced and host by Kadambari Raghukumar.
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From a brutal Balkan conflict to the Pacific - Kosovar refugees mark 25 years

25 years ago when the Kosovo war ended, nearly 800,000 Kosavar Albanians were left displaced. Some went to Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and a small number arrived in New Zealand as refugees. 
6/16/202413 minutes, 49 seconds
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"Nothing harder" - Refugee resettlement

What's it like for a new refugee to arrive in New Zealand, get resettled and start a new life here? This month we are marking World Refugee Day with 3-part series on stories on refugee resettlement in New Zealand. 
6/9/202415 minutes, 7 seconds
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“Iceland: Same, Same, Different”

The Pacific and Nordic regions couldn't be further from each other but in this episode Phil Vine's out to find discover some uncanny similarities between NZ and Iceland, and where we really are poles apart. 
5/26/202413 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sudan - a year on and 8 million displaced

A year into the civil war, millions of Sudanese have been forcibly displaced while diaspora here are desperately holding on to hope for their family members directly impacted. Produced and presented by Kadambari Raghukumar.
5/19/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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"Only the best for our birds" - rescue centre's credo

Tucked away in west Auckland, a bird rescue centre has been attracting people with experience from around the world keen to help rescue injured NZ avians. 
5/12/20249 minutes, 58 seconds
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"It's like the hype around rugby" - Kabaddi's loyal following

Brain, brawn and technique comes together seamlessly in Kabaddi and Punjabi fans in New Zealand are more hyped than ever for what some call their 'origin sport'. 
5/5/202411 minutes, 5 seconds
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'A key foundation' - memories of football in Gaza

The beautiful game became an expression for solidarity through World of Cultures' Football Fest this month bringing players together from several diaspora communities in Auckland. Kadambari Raghukumar spoke to some about their memories of Gaza. 
4/28/202411 minutes, 25 seconds
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Migrant Heritage Trust

Migrant Heritage Trust 
4/18/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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Leaning into virtuosity - Sam Low

Author of Modern Chinese, chef and food creative Sam Low talks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode of Here Now about life before and after winning Master Chef 2022. 
4/14/202412 minutes, 22 seconds
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"For a small country, it packs a punch" - Dave Phillips on Jamaica

Jamaican Honorary Consul, Dave Phillips extolls the virtues of his home country in this episode of Here Now where he speaks to Kadambari Raghukumar in Nelson.
4/7/202413 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sharing Common Ground at WOMAD

Singers from across the world found common ground through their journeys, convening at WOMAD this month. Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to Lady Shaka and Pongo in this episode of Here Now.
3/24/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tarik Rahim - Making the Mount home for a while

Tarik Rahim grew up drawing from a rich pool of cultures and finding expression through surf and music. In this episode, Kadambari Raghukumar talks to him about calling NZ home, for a short while.
3/17/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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Yānum - Fragments of Femininity

Artham Dance Company want to shake up both an ancient text and a revered dance tradition. The company founders tell Justin Gregory they are not afraid of a challenge.
3/10/202412 minutes, 33 seconds
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Reflections from Anakiwa - Outward Bound

The latest Outward Bound programme saw a whole cross-section of New Zealanders take part and this week we're featuring some of them on Here Now. 
3/3/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Magic of Masks - Live podcast from Q Theatre

Earlier this month, Here Now went live in front of an audience at the Podfest at Q.  Producer and host Kadambari Raghukumar spoke to thespians Jacob Rajan and Pedro Ilgenfritz all about the magic of masks. 
2/25/202427 minutes, 33 seconds
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Shy Boy - Izzy Abdallah mixing it up

MIXIT in Tāmaki Makarau uses drama and dance to help young refugees gain confidence and in this Here Now episode, Phil Vine talks to former graduate Izadine Ahmed Abdallah about his story. 
2/18/202413 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tacos, mariach and other tropes - Mexico

In this third part of the conversation around stereotypes, we're chatting about Mexico. Here Now is produced and presented by Kadambari Raghukumar.
2/11/202413 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cartels, clichés and salsa - Colombians on their cultural stereotypes

In part two of a series around cultural stereotypes, Kadambari Raghukumar talks South America through the eyes Auckland-based Colombians. 
2/4/202415 minutes, 18 seconds
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"Stereotypes are my toolkit" - diaspora creatives on cultural tropes

Here Now's first episode for 2024 is all about creatives drawing from or away from cultural stereotypes. Join Kadambari Raghukumar as she talks about some Indian tropes around Mumbai and Delhi. 
1/28/202415 minutes, 31 seconds
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Going beyond Afrobeats in Auckland with Dj Banty and Orikol

Djs Banty and Nadine talk to Kadambari Raghukumar in this latest Voices episode on bringing African music to the club scene in Auckland. 
12/17/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Being 'woke' and how it became a catchall phrase

In this episode of Voices Kadambari Raghukumar explores the background to 'woke-ness'  
12/10/202313 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dec events

Dec events
12/1/20239 minutes, 8 seconds
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Making films from South India to the South Island

In this episode of Voices, producer Karthic SS talks to Siddharth Nambiar, a wildlife filmmaker based in Dunedin. 
11/26/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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"Everthing's gone, except the band members"

A fire gutted an Auckland sports club and took with it all the instruments of a Caribbean steelpan orchestra that also used the space. In this episode we chat to Camille Nakhid about what next for the 18-year-old cultural group? 
11/19/202310 minutes, 50 seconds
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The best of two worlds

New Zealand has one of the world's biggest export-driven wine industries -  that attraction is huge for people from overseas who arrive here exploring opportunities in the industry. In this episode we're talking to two wine professionals from India and France who now call New Zealand home.
11/12/202313 minutes, 15 seconds
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Thousands across NZ continue to rally calling for a ceasefire in Gaza

In this episode we talk to members from Palestinian and Jewish communities in New Zealand about the attacks on Gaza by Israel. 
11/5/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Space technology for climate change

Each year, a New Zealand social enterprise runs a space research incubator to help explore space-related technologies for climate change. Kadambari Raghukumar talks to the founders of Spacebase.
10/15/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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"It would be a foolish move" - Community organizations speak up against closing ministries

ACT Party wants to close demographic ministries like the Ministry for Ethnic Communities, and in this episode we're talking to community organizations who are concerned about this possibility and it's potential impact.
10/8/20239 minutes, 35 seconds
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"A way of making people move" - Coaxing veggie gardens in Christchurch

Food garden Christchurch
10/1/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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'Is this your Grandfather?' A quest to join the dots

A look into a fascinating collection of glass plate photographic negatives at Te Papa - portraits of early Indian immigrants to Wellington. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar. 
9/24/202314 minutes, 11 seconds
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A design to the rescue - lifejackets for use in India

Floods in India claimed hundreds of lives this monsoon season, but an Indian expat in New Zealand is hoping his new invention will help bring the toll down. Produced by William Ray.
9/17/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to get salmon out of hot water

Scientists are looking for ways to adapt salmon fisheries for climate change. In this episode we talk to UK-born Dr Jane Symonds about how to save the industry from mass fish die-offs. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar
9/10/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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"It opens people eyes to what's possible" - Takaka cohousing

Using natural build techniques, a group of Takaka-based social entrepreneurs are excited about getting closer to the finish line of their cohousing project in development. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
9/3/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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"This is not the image we want to put out" - Accredited Employers Work Visa and claims of exploitation

As the Accredited Employers Work Visa is being reviewed, this week on Voices we speak to a recruitment company that's come under scrutiny as ex-employees have made complaints against it. 
8/27/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Home for a bit - RSE workers in Matapihi

Supporting their families back home in Samoa is the main drive of a group of ten young men. Some of them feature in this episode of Voices, produced by Justine Murray.
8/20/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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“Here, The Doors Don’t Know Me” - Mohamed Mahdy's images at World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Exhibit is back in Auckland, and this week we speak to the curator and one the winning contestants, Mohamed Mahdy of Egypt.
8/13/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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"You have to experience it live" - Steven Logan on the APO

This week, timpani and his love for classical music - Steven Logan of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra talks about all this and more with Kadambari Raghukumar.
8/6/202313 minutes, 4 seconds
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'Sport needs to have an existential conversation with itself' - Sheila Nguyen

Sheila Nguyen talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about the focus on sustainability in this FIFA Women's World Cup.  
7/30/202313 minutes, 8 seconds
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The elephant in the yoga studio - Part 2

In part 2 of our conversation around yoga and it's commodification, we talk more to Megan Sety and Vinny Lohan about their views on the topic. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
7/23/20239 minutes, 24 seconds
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The elephant in the yoga studio

Yoga - the appreciation versus the appropriation of it. In this 2-part episode we talk to some practitioners and teachers in New Zealand about the sentiments the commodification of yoga is stirring up. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
7/16/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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Marking five decades of Mexico-New Zealand relations

Mexico and New Zealand first began bilateral relations in 1973. 50 years on, what does this connection mean to both the diaspora living here in New Zealand and the for Mexico? 
7/9/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Standup comic Jessica Karamjit talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about her experiences as an immigrant and intersectional creative on what shapes her take on 'funny'.
7/3/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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Finding comic relief - Jess Karamjeet

Jess Karamjeet talks to Kadambari Raghukumar on finding comedy through her time in New Zealand.
7/2/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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Critical spaces - green areas and urban planning

Growing up in Germany, researcher Mirjam Schindler always had an interest in how green spaces shape the way people interact with each other and spaces around them. In this episode, she talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about the future of New Zealand's urban geography. 
6/25/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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"We got there in the end" - Vukan Cavor on life in Montenegro

In the events in the early 1990s after the collapse of Yugoslavia Vukan Cavor's family to fled to Aotearoa. In this Voices episode we meet Vukan about keeping up his connection to his home country of Montenegro.
6/11/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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"It's all just static" - Uyghurs and Kazakhs detained in Xinjiang

In Xinjiang, more than a million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been arbitrarily held in "re-education" camps. In this episode of Voices, Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to people behind a new documentary based on testimony from family members of the detained and survivors of the camps. 
5/28/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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'Aotearoa and Bharat' - new manuscript on historical Indian-Maori links

In this episode, we look back at the historical ties between tangata whenua and Indian settlers in New Zealand, through NZOM Professor Edwina Pio's latest research. 
5/21/202313 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reconciling worlds - vocalist Briar Prastiti

In this episode, composer and vocalist Briar Prastiti talks about bridging her two worlds through her music - Greece and New Zealand.
5/14/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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'Into it to win it' - Ibrahim Omer MP on the Wellington Central seat

In this episode, Labour's Ibrahim Omer talks to Kadambari Raghukumar on what the nomination to contest for Wellington Central means for him. 
5/7/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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"It's just beyond description' - NZ diaspora desperate to evacuate family members from Sudan conflict

In this episode, as the conflict in Sudan is driving thousands of people to cross borders, diaspora in New Zealand are trying their level best to help family members reach safety.  
4/30/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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NZ on Air leads 'a cultural shift' with new music fund for Pan-Asian artists

In this episode of Voices, Kadambari Raghukumar talks to arts practitioners about the latest New Zealand on Air music fund to support pan-Asian artists and musicians in New Zealand.    
4/23/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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Race Unity Speech Awards marks 21 years

Each year, hundreds of high school students compete in New Zealand's Race Unity Speech Awards. For many past winners, the awards have been a career springboard. In this episode of Voices, three past winners talk about how the awards help young Kiwis find their voices.
4/16/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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"To live within the dissonance of yourself" - Hweiling Ow

In this episode of Voices, Filmmaker Hweling Ow talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about her latest play "Not Woman Enough" directed by Sananda Chatterjee.
4/2/202310 minutes, 30 seconds
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'There is no logic' - former Afghan refugee on ban on women's education

Nowroz Ali first spoke to Voices from Kabul in 2021, while he waited for one of the evacuation flights operated by New Zealand Defence Force. In this episode Kadambari Raghukumar catches up with him, a year and a half after he arrived in NZ.
3/26/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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"We all dream of going to Banaba" - Phosphate plunders from the Pacific and a forgotten community

The forgotten community of Banaba who were displaced from their homes to the Pacific island of Rabi in 1945, are seeking justice and restoration of their island. Banaba was all but destroyed by over 80 years of phosphate mining by British Phosphate Company (BPC) of which New Zealand was part of. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
3/19/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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"We're just doing this out of our own hearts" - Hawkes Bay relief volunteers

In this Voices episode, we're talking to volunteers coming together to help the Hawkes Bay's community back on its feet again after Cyclone Gabrielle. 
3/12/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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'A social science perspective is needed'- Bruce Glavovic on climate change

Professor Bruce Glavovic talks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode about natural disasters and why not just a scientific, but a social science perspective is crucial if we are going to adapt and be prepared for more turbulent climate in the years to come.
3/5/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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"It began with wanting to know how things work"- Kartikay Lal on curiosity, and robots

In this episode, we hear about how a Massey University electronics engineer took his love for robotics to school students in Rotorua. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
2/26/202310 minutes, 50 seconds
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Loan words and linguistics - "Children are drivers of change"

How do te reo Maori words find their way in to children's speech in New Zealand and what context do they signify? In a With a new Marsden research grant, two linguists plan to investigate this. 
2/19/202312 minutes, 56 seconds
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Celebrating seabirds - from the Mediterranean to the Pacific

In this episode of Voices - Gaia Dell'Arriccia left the south of France for seabird research on islands off Auckland's coasts. This summer Kadambari Raghukumar meets her to see how it's all been going for the scientist during peak seabird breeding season. 
2/12/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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Decolonising design as a practice of care

In part 2 of 2 episodes on design and decolonization, we speak to Kerry Ann Lee. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar. 
12/18/202214 minutes, 50 seconds
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'Design is political' - looking beyond Frida Kahlo's pop icon status

In Part 1 of 2 episodes on design, decoloniality and culturally safe practices, Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to Dr Diana Albarran Gonzalez on Mexican design and textiles that became trendy in recent years, thanks to Fridamania.
12/11/202213 minutes, 44 seconds
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'No estamos solas' - Latin feminists in Auckland

This International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, Latin American feminists in Auckland spoke to Kadambari Raghukumar about the issues the community faces when it comes to violence against women, in the context of the violent killing of Juliana Bonilla Herrera in Christchurch earlier this year.
12/4/202210 minutes, 46 seconds
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It's not something we think of - 'where do you fit in?'

Witnessing a powhiri for some of the Bay of Plenty's newest residents is a pretty special occasion. Justine Murray was part of it all, in this weeks Voices episode. 
11/27/202212 minutes, 18 seconds
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'Rumba is the soul of Cuban music' - Vivio Ramos

Exactly 20 years ago this month, Vivio Ramos decided to make a life in New Zealand bringing with him his infectious love for Cuban dance. He speaks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode on growing up in Cuba, studying dance, and making a life in New Zealand.
11/20/202211 minutes, 57 seconds
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Misko Cubrinovski - Right time, right place for quake research

In this episode, UC Research Medal awardee Misko Cubrinovski talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about all things seismic, and a journey of studying quakes that began in former Yugoslavia.
11/13/202215 minutes, 52 seconds
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"If you're not seen, you're missed" - Wellington charity EKTA

Almost 40 percent of New Zealand households experience food insecurity, while 19 percent of children live in households that experience food insecurity. in this episode, Kadambari visits EKTA in Wellington, a non-profit distributing food every Saturday morning, rain or shine. 
11/6/202210 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bringing Pacific values into New Zealand classrooms

What are Pacific values and how can they be incorporated into the classroom to help Pacific students thrive? iIn this Voices episide, Kadambari Raghukumar talks to the co-authors of a book that examines this.
10/30/202210 minutes, 34 seconds
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Po' Boys and Oysters - a hearty serving of Afro-queer in Aotearoa

Caribbean-Kiwi playwright Estelle Chout's confronting and comedic new play Po' Boys and Oysters wrapped on a high last week. Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to the cast about what it means to be black creatives in Aotearoa New Zealand.
10/16/202213 minutes, 14 seconds
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'You need a hundred eyes to see it' - International winner WOW 2022

The WOW Awards are back this year in Wellington - so what's it been like for the host of international designers who finally got to attend and show their designs after a two-year wait in limbo? 
10/9/20228 minutes, 3 seconds
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Afghan rugby team - "The sport has always been there for us"

In this episode of Voices, Afghan rugby players Bilal Slaimankhel and Mohammed Safi speak to Kadambari Raghukumar on what the game has come to mean to them in recent years. 
10/2/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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Breaking the stigma - South Asians and mental health 

In this episode of Voices, in the run up to Mental Health Awareness week we talk to South Asian mental health advocate about the gaps and challenges they see in the community. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar.
9/18/202212 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Type of Font Fascination - celebrating 'Kaishu'

Marking six years since New Zealand's oldest surviving Chinese type collection came under the guardianship of Victoria University, the Wai-te-ata Press, celebrates 'full form' script that the New Zealand Growers Journal was once printed in. 
9/11/202212 minutes, 38 seconds
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Food to fix the world

The Pacific Food Lab is a organisation aiming to change the way we think about, create and consume food with the hopes of improving our health and the environment. Big goals. This week on Voices, we meet two of the passionate people behind this cause.
9/4/202211 minutes, 3 seconds
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Return of international students marks new era for sector

International education has been forever changed by the pandemic. Now that borders have fully reopened, we hear from two students about their experiences and find out what the future looks like for the sector.
8/28/202212 minutes, 24 seconds
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"We have a lot to learn and the world has a lot to learn from us"- marine ecologist Deanna Clement

Marine mammals suffer several direct impacts of coastal development, in particular the development of ports. America-born scientist Deanna Clement's research has been a deep-dive into the lives of whales and dolphins as they forage and migrate around New Zealand's waters. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar. 
8/21/202212 minutes, 44 seconds
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Reading into Margaret Mahy's writings

Yuanyuan Liang's fascination with young adult literature took her down a very niche path of study - following one very celebrated Kiwi writers fantastical stories. She speaks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode of Voices. 
8/14/202210 minutes, 50 seconds
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Unpacking The Mysteries of English Grammar

Two linguists delve into the mysteries of English grammar with their new book on more than just misplaced apostrophes - asking fundamental questions like what is good grammar or correct form anyway with evolving languages?
8/7/202212 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ulumate - revitalizing a Fijian tradition

Daren Kamali's hair over a period of 25 years has now been woven into a traditional Ulumate, to be preserved for many years to come.Voices talks to the artist about the revitalizing of this ancient tradition, thanks to spaces like the Auckland Museum.
7/31/202213 minutes, 12 seconds
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In the Driver's Seat

A Canterbury refugee centre is starting up its own driving programme, taught in the native language of migrants. It's another step towards breaking down some of the barriers to getting a drivers licence.   It comes as the Government has announced Budget funding of 86.5 million dollars to help 64,000 people get behind the wheel.   Katy Gosset finds out how that funding could trickle down and meets some migrants whose driving journey has just begun.
7/24/202212 minutes, 36 seconds
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"The goal is still the same" - Ali Mashal

After a two year hiatus recovering from an injury, Wellingtonian and former-refugee Ali Mashal is back to chasing his dream of professional boxing.
7/17/202210 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tuning into their beat - Nelson scientist's research on paua

With rising sea temperatures affecting our fisheries and marine ecosystem, how does Cawthron Institute's Dr Norman Ragg see research helping understand shellfish coping mechanisms better? 
7/10/202210 minutes, 47 seconds
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Krishnan's Dairy - 'It was a simpler time'

In this episode, writer and performer Jacob Rajan talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about his journey starting in 1997 with his debut, Krishnan's Dairy. 
7/3/202213 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shifting the narrative - One conversation at a time

Helping shift the refugee and immigrant experience one conversation at a time, is Tanya Nock and her space - Cultural Conversations. In this last Voices episode of a month-long series on former refugees resettled across New Zealand, Kadambari visits Nelson. 
6/26/202213 minutes, 56 seconds
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Threads that bind - Kayan weavers 12 years on

On World Refugee Day, Kadambari Raghukumar speaks to the first family of Kayan refugees to ever arrive in Nelson, back in 2008. How has life changed for the family over the years?
6/19/202213 minutes, 30 seconds
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Taking flight with Takraw

Sepak Takraw has helped some former refugees tap into a taste of home despite challenges to keep the sport going in Auckland. Produced by Kadambari Raghukumar 
6/12/202210 minutes, 39 seconds
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APO concertmaster Andrew Beer to premiere major New Zealand work

From Vancouver to Auckland: violinist Andrew Beer prepares to debut a major new work in his adopted home.
5/29/202212 minutes, 37 seconds
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Getting into the game - Oasis AR

At 22, David Huang founded his first AR startup called Oasis AR, continuing the 20-year-old lineage of such startups from University of Canterbury's HIT Lab. He spoke to Kadambari Raghukumar in this Voices episode. 
5/22/202211 minutes, 45 seconds
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Girls That Invest - on friendships and finance

Two best friends who started a finance podcast at the start of the pandemic look back two years later. Simran Kaur and Sonya Guptham talk to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode of Voices. 
5/15/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chasing stormwater from Ireland to New Zealand

Growing up in Ireland with a fascination with stormwater, set Aisling O'Sullivan on a lifelong mission to keep waterways free from pollutants, even here in New Zealand. She speaks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode of Voices. 
5/8/202211 minutes, 56 seconds
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Behind the mask - Pedro Ilgenfritz on his growing collection

How did Pedro Ilgenfritz go from accounting to clowning? He talks to Voices producer and presenter Kadambari Raghukumar about his love for acting - and a growing theatre mask collection.
5/1/202212 minutes, 55 seconds
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Healing wounds - Hussam Razzaq on his time in Iraq to working with bioplastics in Canterbury

How did a stint in the army lead Canterbury scientist Hussam Razzaq to wanting to change lives through research? He spoke to Kadambari in this week's episode of Voices.
4/10/202213 minutes, 20 seconds
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In the spirit of hope

How does being a master distiller and Honorary Consul come together when your country is being ravaged by war? Kadambari Raghukumar talks to Oleksandr Kirichuk in this week's episode of Voices. 
4/3/202212 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tackling 'isms' and intra-ethnic prejudice

Inter-ethnic prejudice and discrimination were the subjects on the table at a recent online hui attended by a collective of New Zealand creatives and activists. Organisers and participants of the hui talk to Voices about highlighting and tackling these issues via honest dialogue and reflection.
3/27/202212 minutes, 9 seconds
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Esther's Expo: "You eat with your eyes first"

Nigerian-born Aucklander Esther Olatunbosun has taken her sweet tooth to the Dubai World Expo. One of just three young chefs chosen to represent New Zealand, she has big dreams and one heck of a pav.
3/20/202213 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Griot's Path - Thabani Gapara on telling stories through jazz

Zimbabwe-born saxophonist Thabani Gapara talks to Voices producer and presenter, Kadambari Raghukumar, about his journey over the years and how storytelling has been so central to his work, particularly with his recent EP.
3/13/202214 minutes, 16 seconds
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"It's ironic, not inclusive" - Footballers on the foreign-player regulation

In this episode, we're talking football, inclusivity, visas and the opportunities to play in an amateur league when you're an immigrant in New Zealand. Kadambari Raghukumar talks to Waiheke United and players from other clubs affected by the foreign-player regulation. 
3/6/202214 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Several countries could benefit from our research here'- Emmanuel Chakwizira

Growing up in a farming family in Zimbabwe, scientist Emmanuel Chakwizira talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about the differences in crop culture literally, and his work here in Canterbury. 
2/27/202210 minutes, 41 seconds
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Building resilience - a former refugee on using architecture to change lives

Myint Aung San talks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this Voices episode about his dreams to change the refugee experience in camps by changing the way they're built. 
2/23/202212 minutes, 5 seconds
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An eye for detail - Yumiko Baba

In this Voices podcast, botanist and associate curator at the Auckland Museum, Yumiko Baba, shares her long-standing love for a particular native tree. Produced and presented by Kadambari Raghukumar.
2/13/202213 minutes, 33 seconds
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Third time lucky - Kamasutra Chronicles

in 2022's first episode of Voices, writer Shriya Bhagwat talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about exploring patriarchy and challenging stereotypes through her debut play, Kamasutra Chronicles, stalled twice before it finally premiered this month. 
1/30/202212 minutes, 19 seconds
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2021 wrapped

2021 was yet another year riddled with Covid-19 lockdowns, endless queues for MIQ spots and families separated by border closures. As the year draws to an end, we look at what this year has meant for immigrants in Aotearoa.
12/19/202113 minutes, 49 seconds
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Te Taunga - a hub at Auckland Museum

Auckland's diversity found a new space in the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum this year. Kadambari chats to the people involved in making this a dynamic, community-driven space. 
12/12/202112 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bringing Africa to Aotearoa, a film at a time - AFFNZ 2021

Bringing Africa to Aotearoa, a film at a time - AFFNZ 2021
12/5/202113 minutes, 18 seconds
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Muroki - on moving to Auckland, lessons learnt on tour and more

Two weeks after moving up from Raglan to Auckland to get busier with his music, Muroki speaks to Kadambari Raghukumar in this episode, about his journey so far as a musician.
11/28/202113 minutes, 9 seconds