Lauren Tennent – peoples in prison



Lauren Tennent goes to work at Peoples Coffee and she also goes regularly to prison, as it is part of her job to teach women inmates at Arohata how to make good coffee. In this interview  find out why this young lady loves this part of her job and the reason  why Peoples Coffee want to be aligned with a prison.


Pam and Nikki from the Nature Through Arts Collective

Ali was lucky enough to be joined by Nikki and Pam from the Nature Through Arts Collective who we first met in September last year when they were gearing up to launch their 100 Days Creative Challenge. It’s now finished and they’ll be exhibiting the outcomes of the project at Arts Space, 17 Tory Street between 17-23 March.

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Bella & Abby from Saving 2050

Belle & Abby Saving 2050

This week on B-Side Stories we were joined by Abby and Bella from Saving 2050, the wonderful Wellington organisation promoting environmental, animal and human friendly recipes to help New Zealand achieve it’s target of halving our greenhouse emissions by 2050. Join us for the tastiest revolution you’ve ever known!

Cenna Lloyd – welly’s bee buzz


Does it feel like every second person you know is now keeping a hive?  Cenna Lloyd is beekeeper for her own business Local Flavour Honey and also helps everyone else to keep their bees too. So why is Wellington becoming a mecca for bees, and why would urban honey be better?

Celia Painter and Abbie Krieble, authors of “When Life Gives you Lemons”

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Celia Painter and Abbie Krieble are teenagers who have written an illustrated book titled “When Life Gives you Lemons” that aims to help young people suffering from depression. Their idea was to offer a book with advice for young people, that was created by young people. To see their book visit:

Celia and Abbie spoke with Ali on 2 Feb 2016 about creating the book and overcoming their own struggles with depression.


Poetry in Motion – 2 Feb 2016

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Laura spoke with Poetry in Motion, an inclusive group that aims to raise the profile of spoken word poetry, and challenge people’s notions of what poetry is and can be!
Michael Howard, Simone Bensthrop, and Travis Cottreau joined us to chat and performed some of their own original work.