Faces of Selwyn

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Faces of Selwyn

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Faces of Selwyn - Maria Mendoza( 0:25:16)       
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Arriving in Lincoln at the age of seven from Germany, Maria talks about what it was like growing up in rural Selwyn and being involved in the Selwyn community through the Selwyn Youth Council, Environment Canterbury and receiving Lincoln Rotary’s Totara Award. Born in Mexico, where the primary religion is Catholicism, Maria also opens up about their experience with gender identity and sexuality.
Published: 10/14/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Rita Yosef - A safe haven for art, cooking and community education( 0:24:13)       
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New to Rolleston, Israeli cook and artist Rita Yosef talks about how excited she is to get involved in the Selwyn community, running art and cooking classes. She already loves the quiet rural feel of Selwyn and says she is surrounded by a lovely neighborhood, which makes her feel safe and at home.
Published: 10/13/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Anaya Cole - From overseas tournaments to Selwyn( 0:25:14)       
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Selwyn Youth Councillor Issy Kennedy and Hayley Tate talk to high school student Anaya Cole about living in Selwyn, her whakapapa and representing New Zealand in volleyball tournaments overseas. She reveals how playing volleyball has brought her closer to her Māori culture. She also shares her passion for fashion and sustainability.
Published: 10/12/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Ritodhi Chakraborty and Aline Carrara: A new lifestyle in Lincoln( 0:34:10)       
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Ritodhi Chakraborty and Aline Carrara share their insights on politics, life as an immigrant, their travels around the world and moving to Selwyn with their son Theo, after Ritodhi accepted a job at Lincoln University. They tell stories of their research in the Himalayas and the Amazon, and how they are enjoying a quieter and safer lifestyle in Selwyn.
Published: 10/7/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Monika Rastogi: Dishing up cooking, gardening and sustainability skills for the Selwyn community( 0:24:17)       
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Greeting us in Hindi, Monika Rastogi and her son Rayaan join us on the podcast. Monika shares her passion for community groups and educating adults and children of multiple ethnicities about her interests in cooking, gardening and sustainability, which connects her to her North Indian culture.
Published: 10/6/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Soon-Lee Spicer and Asako Ridgen: A connection to Selwyn and art( 0:27:55)       
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Soon-Lee Spicer, a lawyer turned artist who grew up between Malaysia and New Zealand and Asako Ridgen, a returning exchange student and artist from Japan come together to share how they met through creating the Selwyn Artists Collective and how their art connects them to Selwyn, Malaysia and Japan. Find out more about Soon-Lee at soonleeartist.com and Asako on Facebook as Asako Ridgen Art and Instagram @asakoridgen_art.
Published: 10/5/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Jian Liu: A sense of belonging in Selwyn( 0:26:46)       
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Our co-hosts Maggie Cahill shares her journey from Ireland to Selwyn, before we learn about Jian’s journey from China to Selwyn. Jian Liu came to Lincoln in November 2013 to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture Science, seeking a lifestyle change. After spending some time in Hawkes Bay on a job opportunity, he came back to Lincoln because of the openness of the community.
Published: 9/30/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Hafsa Ahmed: A colder, yet peaceful and quieter start to the day ( 0:24:35)       
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Hafsa Ahmed shares her journey to Christchurch on a cold winters morning from India’s warm climate to study her PHD at Lincoln University in 2007 and how this lead to calling Selwyn home. Hafsa tells stories about her experience as a Muslim in New Zealand, fulfilling projects for her Lady Khadija Charitable Trust and establishing her own podcast; Open Table at PlainsFM
Published: 9/29/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Paul Ubana Jones: Southbridge strikes a chord( 0:26:29)       
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Having toured around the world as a professional musician for 48 years, Paul Ubana Jones sits down with us to explain why he calls Southbridge his home. Starting his journey in England, he shares how his passion for music started there and how he carried it with him to France, then to Switzerland where he met his wife Corrine, to Australia briefly and eventually to Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Published: 9/28/2021 5:00:00 PM
Faces of Selwyn - Celebrating the cultures of Selwyn 2021( 0:8:10)       
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Hear from Selwyn district’s mayor Sam Broughton which community events are happening at Selwyn’s CultureFest 2021, including an Indian cooking demonstration, a Mexican Fiesta and the Faces of Selwyn podcasts broadcasting next week on PlainsFM. Selwyn District Council’s content writer Hayley and Selwyn youth councillor Issy introduce Faces of Selwyn 2021, teasing who will feature and sharing why it is important to celebrate Selwyn’s growing diversity.
Published: 9/23/2021 11:00:00 AM

Hear why people from all over Aotearoa/New Zealand and the world choose to call Waikirikiri/Selwyn district their home. Listen to their journey to Selwyn and learn about a range of different cultures across the globe, from Malaysia to Mexico.

Host: Hayley Tate, Maggie Cahill, and Isabella Kennedy
Produced By: Kirstin Dingwall-Okoye and Hayley Tate
Language: English
Category: Community
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