“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.
In the spirit of Plastic Free July, Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince are about to bring you an evening of information about living Zero Waste… Wellington-style. In this interview Hannah and Liam share about the Zero Waste Movement’s key principles, pioneers and we glean a few tips on how to live like they do- WITHOUT a rubbish tin.
Find out more about the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1588953981402827/
Plus more on living plastic free
Plastic Free July Challenge http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge.html
Since 1945 Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping New Zealanders who have lost the ability to control their drinking. Tonight we’re joined in studio by “Barry” who has successfully been through the AA service and now assists others who are looking to get their life back in order. Join us for an open and honest look into what it takes to get back on your feet when you’re addicted to alcohol.
http://www.aa.org.nz/ 0800 229 6757
The Wellington Family Support Hub is a new clinic in Newtown founded by Liora Noy and Dr Rona Carroll. Listen to our interview with Liora to learn about the services that new families can get there. She speaks about breastfeeding, mum’s mental health, and getting dad involved!
Liora also speaks about the challenges for mothers in the refugee camps in Greece. She has been there volunteering as a lactation consultant, and seen first-hand the difficulty these mothers face. You can help support children and mothers in refugee camps here:
Wellington has been a Fair Trade City for over five years! In this episode of B-Side Stories, Laurie and Laura visit some businesses that bring fair trade values to life.
Wellington Chocolate Factory – http://www.wcf.co.nz/
All Good Bananas and Karma Cola – http://allgoodorganics.co.nz/
Stories coffee – https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/661693826/
Trade Aid Wellington – http://www.tradeaid.org.nz/index.php
Commonsense Organics – http://www.commonsenseorganics.co.nz/
This week on B-Side Stories host Martin Andrews chats with Body Love Blueprint founder Courtney Durr, about her journey from personal trainer to start up founder and incorporating her own personal philosophy of self love and worth being more important than whats reflected on the bathroom scales. An honest and inspiring discussion for both men and women alike!
They also chatted about the other great products that can help you keep warm this winter, including their Curtain Bank that helps those in need get custom made curtains free of charge.
Listen to the interview below:
And for more information, visit their website.