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Moving Stories with Thishni

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Moving Stories with Thishni - Dietce Apriani's Moving Story( 0:27:19)       
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In this emotionally charged episode, Dietce Apriani shares her journey from Indonesia to New Zealand, recounting various hardships such as employment struggles, the loss of her children, and the death of a friend in the Christchurch Mosque Shootings of 2019. Despite these trials, she emerges stronger and more resilient.
Published: 3/04/2024 3:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Cybele Freitas‘ Moving Story( 0:25:29)       
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In this entertaining episode, Cybele Fietas shares her journey from Brazil to New Zealand. She discusses the daunting challenge of moving to a country without being able to speak the language, her experience representing New Zealand overseas, and her difficulties finding work as an immigrant.
Published: 20/03/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Nataliya Oryshchuk‘s Moving Story( 0:29:31)       
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In this episode, Nataliya Oryshchuk shares her journey from Ukraine to New Zealand, delving into her artistic pursuits, passion for drama, and the establishment of her own production company. She also discusses the profound impact that the Russia-Ukraine war has had on her life.
Published: 6/03/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Dr. Hafsa Ahmed's Moving Story( 0:26:58)       
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In this episode, Dr. Hafsa Ahmed shares her journey from India to New Zealand, covering her education, career, podcasting experience and dedication to empowering ethnic women.
Published: 24/11/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Hasan Arslan's Moving Story( 0:18:38)       
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In this episode, Hasan Jhan Arslan talks about his experience as a second-generation Turkish immigrant, reflecting on the challenges he has overcome that ultimately shaped his journey toward becoming a writer and film director.
Published: 17/11/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Nico Reyes' Moving Story( 0:26:59)       
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In this episode, Nico Reyes opens up about his deep connection to Latin American culture, recounts the cultural differences he noticed when relocating to New Zealand, and sheds light on co-hosting the 'Hola Latino' podcast with his father, all while pursuing a journalism degree at the University of Canterbury.
Published: 10/11/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Hero Modares' Moving Story( 0:30:23)       
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In this episode, Hero Modares discusses her Iranian childhood, cherished Kurdish heritage, global education, meaningful volunteer work, award-winning radio show, and her realised dream of residing in New Zealand.
Published: 3/11/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Fariya Naseem's Moving Story( 0:29:26)       
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A programme that explores the journeys of immigrants who have made Aotearoa New Zealand home
Published: 27/10/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Dr. Nina Su’s Moving Story( 0:47:40)       
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In this 2023 election episode, Dr. Nina Su, Epsom's 'TOP' (The Opportunities Party) candidate, shares her immigrant upbringing, her path to becoming a doctor, and her experience running for parliament, shedding light on both the obstacles she's faced and the moments of fulfilment.
Published: 11/10/2023 5:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Raf Manji's Moving Story( 1:14:5)       
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In this special 2023 election episode, Raf Manji, the leader of 'TOP,' also known as 'The Opportunities Party,' shares his inspiring story. He reflects on his immigrant background, growing up in London with interracial parents, and the remarkable journey that led him to his current role as the leader of a New Zealand political party.
Published: 2/10/2023 3:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Sinclair Gonsalves' Moving Story( 0:25:36)       
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In this episode, Sinclair Gonsalves recounts his journey from Kuwait to India, ending with his move to New Zealand. He discusses the encounters he had along the way and offers valuable insights into the long-distance relationship that motivated his decision to make New Zealand his home.
Published: 29/09/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Judy Mah's Moving Story( 0:28:9)       
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In this episode, Judy Mah shares her experiences as a divorced immigrant, discusses the historical treatment of newcomers to New Zealand, and provides insights into raising her children away from extended family. She also emphasizes how her Christian faith has been a guiding force throughout her life journey.
Published: 22/09/2023 10:28:37 a.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Charlie Sierra's Moving Story( 0:29:54)       
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In this episode, Charlie Sierra reflects on his upbringing in Colombia and the stark cultural contrasts he encountered upon arriving in New Zealand. He shares his life story, hobbies, and passions while also shedding light on the inequalities faced by immigrants who, despite their tax contributions, lack access to the same rights as citizens.
Published: 15/09/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Diego Condino's Moving Story( 0:24:29)       
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In this episode, Diego Condino talks about how immigrant children often miss out on opportunities, drawing from his own experience of not being able to access the same resources as his friends. He also discusses the challenges of pursuing one's own dreams when parents have different plans, and offers advice to kids in similar situations.
Published: 8/09/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Aline Carrara's Moving Story, Part 2( 0:25:14)       
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In this episode, we delve into Aline Carrara's observations of the distinct contrasts between New Zealand and the other countries she has resided in. She reflects on her arrival in 2019, followed by the unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic merely a year later. Aline also shares the traditions she upholds within her multicultural family.
Published: 1/09/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Aline Carrara's Moving Story, Part 1( 0:25:40)       
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In this episode, Aline Carrara shares her remarkable journey, spanning her upbringing in Iraq, her return to Brazil, her time in America, and her family life. She also discusses her transition to life in New Zealand and the unique blend of liberal values that define her. Additionally, Aline opens up about her insights into adapting to an interracial marriage with her partner while maintaining her understanding and acceptance.
Published: 25/08/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Naveen's Moving Story( 0:17:32)       
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In this episode, Naveen Pallawan engages in a candid conversation via Zoom, addressing the stigma surrounding intense emotions and his personal journey as an autistic individual. The episode promises a unique and insightful perspective, offering a glimpse into Naveen's world of creativity and self-discovery.
Published: 18/08/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - KC Chandra's Moving Story( 0:21:17)       
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In this episode, KC Chandra discusses the emotional challenges immigrants face while living far from family and the profound impact of receiving distressing news over the phone. He also delves into the cultural weight of traditions on children and shares his experiences in an interracial relationship.
Published: 11/08/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Carolina Nery's Moving Story( 0:19:11)       
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In this episode, Carolina Nery passionately explores her Brazilian roots, shares her experience of moving to New Zealand, expresses deep appreciation for the friendly people and beautiful environment, and discusses her podcast “Provoke Action”.
Published: 4/08/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Raquel Parackal's Moving Story, Part 2( 0:24:20)       
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In this episode, Raquel Parackal talks about the immense pressures faced by immigrant children, the challenges of navigating life with a disability, and the pivotal moments that redefined her future.
Published: 28/07/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Raquel Parackal's Moving Story, Part 1( 0:25:13)       
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In this episode, Raquel Parackal talks about mental health, hidden disabilities, and how these topics are perceived within certain immigrant communities. We explore the emotional challenges of sudden and life-altering moments.
Published: 21/07/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Arina Aizal's Moving Story( 0:25:4)       
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In this episode, we delve into Arina's childhood, her Islamic faith, and her captivating love story. We also discuss the difficulties of a long-distance relationship.
Published: 14/07/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Marty Delima's Moving Story( 0:19:33)       
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In this episode, Marty Delima talks about Filipino traditions, his initial experiences in New Zealand, as well as techniques for engaging with strangers and initiating conversations.
Published: 7/07/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Lynfa Wall’s Moving Story( 0:25:41)       
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In this episode, Lynfa Wall discusses her nursing career, the impact of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, and the challenges of living far from family.
Published: 30/06/2023 12:00:00 p.m.
Moving Stories with Thishni - Niroshini De Silva’s Moving Story( 0:29:27)       
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In this episode, Niroshini De Silva talks about her experiences growing up in Sri Lanka, the joys and challenges of motherhood, and the importance of compromise.
Published: 23/06/2023 12:00:00 p.m.

‘Moving Stories with Thishni’ is a heartfelt podcast that explores the journeys of immigrants who've made New Zealand their home. Join us each week for insightful conversations where guests raise awareness and share experiences on topics relevant to immigrant cultures. Discover stories of resilience, strength, and the realities of living in a foreign country. Hosted by Thishni De Silva and Produced by Derian de Waal.


Host: Host: Thishni De Silva Produced by: Derian de Waal

Produced By: Thishni De Silva and

Language: English

Category: Ethnic Diversity

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