Enjoy Public Art Gallery

Enjoy Public Art Gallery on Cuba Street is having its third annual book fair to celebrate the words to go with the art!

Louise Rutledge joined us on Tuesday to talk about the book fair, the art world, and the role of contemporary galleries in Wellington.

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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!


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 


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: