How to subscribe to B-Side Stories

Henry and Laura talk the easiest way to listen to B-Side Stories: subscribe in your favourite podcast app! Choose a free one. Laura recommends ‘podcast addict’ for android users.

Chris from Wellington Timebank

Katharine and Laura chat with Chris from Wellington Timebank about what time bank is, some new treats on-offer, and some of the more fun and unusual trades that he’s seen!

South Coast artist Stavros Kyriakides & documentary filmmakers Antony Kitchener & Simin Littschwager


Stavros Kyriakides has lived in Island Bay since 1973, and since 2013 has been creating sculptures along the shoreline from the natural materials he finds there. We talked to Stavros about his inspiration, keeping fit, and the reactions of locals to his art. Stavros is soon to be the subject of a documentary film, and we also met with Antony Kitchener and Simin Littschwager who are in the process of editing this to submit to the Doc Edge film festival.

Cally O’Neill on the Our Town Newtown project


Cally O’Neill is a Wellington woman who spends her time supporting communities in Co-Design; and more recently focusing on the Newtown community to help them come up with ideas on how the council should spend 3 million dollars on facilities improvements with the Our Town Newtown project. Hear what this community wants to happen most!

Brittany Cosgrove from NOPESISTERS clothing

Nopesisters clothing is a Wellington brand started by local sisters Brittany and Johanna Cosgrove, and their mum Bette! Brittany joins to tell us all about their MastectoTees and NOPEtees and the causes you can support by buying them, as well as a new shirt just around the corner…

You can check out the shirts on their facebook page and buy them using their very easy order forms!

The Freshwater Rescue Plan

This year, scientists, public health advocates, and environmental organisations, launched the Freshwater Rescue Plan. The Plan is seven steps the Government can take to address the pollution of rivers and lakes, and the contamination of fresh water. Listen to Laura’s conversation with:
Annabeth Cohen from Forest & Bird
Don Rood from Fish & Game
Keriata Stuart from Public Health Association
And Jane Ruka from Waitaha Grandmothers Executive Council

They explain the seven steps of the plan and their vision for the future of New Zealand’s fresh water.

For more info, visit