Newtown Tool Library

Joining hosts Martin & Perrine this week on B-Side Stories is Ben Phillips from the Newtown Tool Library to discuss the latest in community tool lending and their fantastic “repair cafe” which is being run on October 14. Members of the public can bring old products to be given a new lease of life rather than being thrown out!
Ben also introduces us to his favourite local track, Pro Bono Techno Zone by Estere.

Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration

B-Side Stories talked to Ross Gardiner from Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project about the wonderful forest regeneration work that Manawa Karioi are doing at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay. Feeling all pumped up from listening? You can go and help planting Sundays in August 1-3pm!

-Perrine

Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

In this episode of B-Side Stories, Laura Beth Keown talks to Coax, the Chief Animal Caretaker from Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Ōtaki. Many stories of cute little animals follow!

They’ve got a fundraising event on Sunday in Newtown. Check it out for shopping, face-painting, and to get inked for animals. The most bad ass tattoo of all, is an ethical vegan-ink tattoo 

-Laura

Kill your Darlings

On B-Side Stories on Wellington Access Radio we had a great chat and many laughs with Kate Leslie and Natty Scholtz from Kill Your Darlings – a wonderful sounding group art exhibition opening Thursday night at PotockiPaterson Art Gallery. You can listen here:

Sarah and Jody from CoLiberate

Sarah Tuck and Jody Burrell joined Laura and Martin in the studio to talk about founding the CoLiberate wellness center, now based in the Urban Dream Brokerage. They share some simple exercises to bring mindfulness back into your day.

If you want to visit CoLiberate and prioritise your own wellbeing, check them out here: coliberate.co.nz/

Hunting for our Oceania Humpback whales

B-Sides host Laura Beth Keown created this story about discovering the path of Oceania Humpback whales by tagging them in the Kermadec Islands. You’ll hear about the amazing effort of an international research team, and the incredible things they saw in the farthest reaches of New Zealand’s waters!

Photo credit to Olive Andrews of Conservation International.

To learn more, see these articles and interviews mentioned in the episode:
www.nzgeo.com/stories/the-humpback-highway/
www.radionz.co.nz/national/program…-humpback-whales

Shannan King from Park Up For Homes

Laura and Martin are joined by Sahnnan King to talk about the Park Up For Homes movement. Shannan talks about her passion for the issue of housing deprivation, her personal experiences, and some of the stories she’s heard.

Wellington Streeties – Zap, AK & Toni

Zap“The Wellington Homeless Problem” is a phrase that’s being used a lot at the moment. More & more street people seem to appear to ask for change and sleep rough on our streets. Everyone has an opinion but the streeties themselves are the only ones not being heard. Joining us this week were Zap & A.K, former streeties who now advocate for the current street life. Listen in to hear their take on why some people choose the street, what long term solutions are available and how the public should interact with street beggars.

#Why Music – Pat Shepherd – One Percent Collective

unnamed#Why Music is the question at the heart of local charity, One Percent Collective’s, latest generosity journal. Joining host Martin Andrews this week was OPC Chief Doer Of Things, Pat Shepherd, to discuss how the generosity of music and musicians can translate into everyday giving by all walks of life.

Flo McNeill – the first bag bank

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Plastic Free July champion, Flo McNeill, has instigated Welly’s first official alternative system to the plastic bag, the Paekākāriki Bag Bank, in an effort to support her whole community on the road to becoming plastic bag free. Flo talks about how, the challenges and wins in this interview.

http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Our-District/on-to-it/sustainable-communities/paekakariki-bag-bank/

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/