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Pareka- The CDHB Youth Advisory Council( 0:44:52)       
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Chelsea Skinner, Michaela Sibbald, and Abigail McDonald from the CDHB Youth Advisory Council (YAC) talk about health issues facing young people in Canterbury, their advocacy work and how health professionals can support young people better. If you want to find out more about YAC or to get involved check out:
Published: 11/20/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- New Music from Ōtautahi - ft. Connor Whitehead( 0:53:58)       
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To celebrate show weekend we are showcasing some of the newest tracks from young recording artists in Christchurch. We are featuring a song by Connor Whitehead who was tragically shot at a party on November 5th. You can support Connor's family here: or listen girl by Connor Whitehead can be found here: Music in this episode: Bayleaf - Waves, Pickle Darling - Achieve Lift, Jaz Paterson - LA, Yumi Zouma - Give It Hell, Adam Hattaway and The Haunters - Riding the River, Dolphin Friendly - Hero Skies, Pretty Stooked - My Line, Mako Road - Anywhere You'd Like To Go, Mousey - The Bench, KEI - Good Old Days, KEI - Sun Will Rise, Connor Whitehead - listen girl
Published: 11/13/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka - Battle Of The Bands( 0:55:19)       
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In this episode, I chat with Andrew Featherstone who started Battle of the Bands when he was a young musician in Auckland and check-in with Unite the Silence and Daytrip, two local bands competing in the Christchurch finals. Music in this episode, The After - Clear To Me, Unite The Silence - Little Lies, Daytrip - Elevator Man. Check out Battle of the Unite the Silence:
Published: 11/5/2021 1:30:48 PM
Pareka- 100 Years of DramaSoc at University of Canterbury + What's on for a spooooky Halloween( 0:51:8)       
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Shania Lahina, president of UC's DramaSoc shares some of the history of the society and how you can get involved too. If you want to take part in the Murder Mystery or Archival Exploration visit their website for info: Halloween events happening this weekend: Haloween Ice Skating: Halloween Hunt - Quail Island: Spooky Circus - Christchurch Halloween Cosplay Picnic 2021: Halloween Pawty: Halloween Mystery Movies Turanga: Halloween in Abberley Park:
Published: 10/29/2021 1:01:44 PM
Pareka- The One About Covid-19 Vaccinations( 0:48:56)       
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Today we get up close and personal with the Covid-19 vaccination when I bring you along while I get my second jab. Ara broadcasting student Eve Abernathy shares her story on vaccine hesitancy and Dr Laura Hamill answers questions and shares her experience of treating patients with Covid-19. Songs in this episode: BAM! - Vaccination BLK - Vax That Thing Up Chris Mann - This Girl is on Phizer Gang of Youths - Say Yes To Life
Published: 10/23/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka-Erika Fairweather & The Ferrymead Printing Society Junior Print Group.( 0:47:26)       
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Hear Erika Fairweather share her journey from being a high school student to an Olympic athlete. Then take a behinds the scene tour of the Ferrymead Heritage Park printing workshop with members of the Junior Print Group. If you are interested in getting involved with the Junior Print Group check out the Ferrymead Printing Societies website: & Facebook page: Muisc in this episode: Stan Walker - Black Box Six 60 - All She Wrote Lime Cordial - Robbery BB King - Stand By Me
Published: 10/15/2021 5:18:21 PM
Pareka- Penny and Chris from Generation Give( 0:46:0)       
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Chris started Generation Give after finding a lack of philanthropy opportunities for young people and Penny in the Chairperson of the Christchurch branch. They discuss what philanthropy means, why charities should get more young people involved and how becoming philanthropists has changed their lives. If you want to get involved with Generation Give in Christchurch check out Youth Philanthropy New Zealand at or and through the Christchurch Foundation at or Music in this Episode: Glass Animals - Heat Waves, Fatboy Slim- Praise You, WILLOW, THE ANXIETY, Tyler Cole - Meet Me At Our Spot
Published: 10/9/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- Kerry and Charlotte on transgender and non-binary health( 0:52:14)       
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Kerry was one of the organisers of the Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) Symposium and Training Day which Charlotte attended as a participant. They discuss all the "gender stuff" and what being non-binary means to them. For more information on PATH see their website: Other great places to find information and support are: Qtopia: TAKATĀPUI.NZ: Gender Minorities Aotearoa: Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633 Free text 234
Published: 10/2/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- Paralympian William Stedman( 0:50:30)       
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William Stedman sits down and discusses everything from his initial interest in the Paralympic games to competing in Tokyo. Follow Will at: or Songs in this episode: Coldplay- Yellow U2- Where The Streets Have No Name The Fray - All At Once Hillsong - Another In the Fire Brook Fraser - Albertine
Published: 9/27/2021 3:45:00 PM
Pareka- First day back at school, Tonga Language Week and award winning kids music singer song writer Michal Amy Bush( 0:54:10)       
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Mālō e lelei! In this jam-packed episode we check in with Plains FM youth broadcasters about their first day back at school after lockdown, Elizabeth teaches us some Tongan phrases and Michal shares her award-winning music! Songs in this episode: Tevita Latai Maumi -JAY BLACK Brave - Music With Michal Everyday Heroes - Music With Michal & Claudia Robin Gunn Superheroes - Music With Michal Seagull Song - Music With Michal Good Night - Music With Michal. Check out the new video!
Published: 9/11/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- Josiah Tualamali'i( 0:56:32)       
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In this episode Josiah Tualamali'i shares his experiences of working with Pacifika young people, mental health and what the government's apology to the Pasifika community for the dawn raids of the 1970s means to him. Follow Josiah on Twitter: and Facebook: Find out more about PYLAT on Facebook: Songs in this episode: Stan Walker - Tua Madcon - Beggin Unity Pacific - Though We Are Ardija - Silly Love Songs
Published: 9/4/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- The Youth Hub CHCH( 0:41:11)       
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Today on Pareka we have Dame Sue Bagshaw and Olivia Hundleby from The Youth Hub talking about the need for youth accommodation in Christchurch and what to expect from the new Youth Hub. Music in this episode: Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall P!nk - I Am Here
Published: 8/28/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- Youthline and a lockdown check-in with The Chatter Box( 0:51:28)       
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In this episode Madi, a volunteer from Youthline talks about what you can expect if you give them a call and how you can get involved too. There is also a lockdown chat with Lachie and Jae youth broadcasters from The Chatter Box about how they are dealing with the lockdown. Music in this episode: Mapei- Don't Wait Stan Walker - Tua Sticky Fingers - Rum Rage BTS - Dynamite Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
Published: 8/21/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka-The Green Lab Understorey( 0:24:30)       
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Jade Davies talks to Khye Hitchcock from Green Lab about their exciting new community space at the Arts Centre. For more info on how to get involved with Green Lab and Understory check out Music in this episode: Pickle Darling - A Deep Breath
Published: 8/7/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- Eddie Uini from Orange Sky( 0:29:28)       
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Get involved with this year's Sudsy Challenge and help raise money and end the stigma against homeless. For more info on how you can get involved check out
Published: 7/29/2021 8:35:56 PM
Pareka- Moana Jnr. Director Jake Arona and Lukas Mayo AKA Pickle Darling( 0:46:52)       
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Josephine chats with Moana Jnr. Director Jake Arona and Jade catches up with Pickle Darling. Grab tickets for Moana Jnr at The Court Theatre: Tickets for Pickle Darling can be found at Under the Radar and you can follow Lukas for upcoming album release and show details:;;
Published: 7/10/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- E-Can and the Youth Ropu Get on Board with Changes to Public Transport ( 0:56:56)       
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This episode was recorded at an information-gathering workshop about the proposed upcoming changes to Christchurch's Metro Bus service. Find out what other young people have to say about the current service and what they are hoping will be changed in the future. If you are a young person who wants to share their thoughts about the upcoming changes to the buses email Ros at
Published: 6/19/2021 10:00:00 AM
Pareka- Speaking 4 the Planet( 0:53:53)       
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Speaking 4 the Planet is an art-based competition for students to explore conservation through speeches, poetry, video, music and drama: To find out how you can get involved in Speaking 4 the Planet and conservation events in Otautahi check out: Environment Canterbury Youth Ropu: Sustainable Otautahi: Music in this episode: Fix It Up: Te Kura o Ōhinetahi Governors Bay School Plastic in the Ocean
Published: 6/12/2021 10:00:00 AM

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