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Wellington Access Radio - Aug 24-30

Wellington Access Radio - What's On Air this week: Aug 24-30

Community Zone (English) : Mon-Thu 5-6pm

Community Zone is a station-funded programme packed full of news, notices and interviews showcasing the large number of diverse events in and around the Wellington region. If you have an upcoming event or know of someone who we should interview please email Laura on laura@accessradio.org.nz

*Check out the brand new Community Zone blog for fantastic podcasts and giveaway prizes: http://accessradioblog.org/
And catch up on any shows you’ve missed by listening to the podcasts here http://www.accessradio.org.nz/community_zone.html

Pacific Community Health (Samoan) : Tue 8-9pm

An educational tool for all Pacific Islanders, this week Pacific Community Health presents Like Minds Like Mine, a series about knowing people before you judge them. Like Minds Like Mine is for the Samoan Community and is presented in their language.
Listen to Pacific Community Health podcasts on http://www.accessradio.org.nz/pacific_community_health.html

NZPI Paranormal Radio Show (English) : Wed 11-12pm
Brad has been actively researching the paranormal for nearly 18 years and now he’s taking his love of the paranormal to the airways. Join him to hear about all that is spooky and unexplained. This week Brad chats with Tony Lucas, deemed the Father of NZ Cryprozoologly. They will discuss some of NZ strangest creatures, from the NZ Bigfoot to Giant Lizards which have been witnessed around the country.
Listen to NZPI podcasts on http://www.accessradio.org.nz/nzpi_paranormal_radio_show.html or for more information visit http://nzparanormal.com/

The Voice of the Cook Islands (Cook Islands Māori) : Fri 9-10pm
Sam Samuels presents a programme for the Cook Islands community packed with news from home, interesting local stories and police information. The Voice of the Cook Islands also includes notices for the Cook Islands community. Call 04 385 8783 during the programme to request a song!

Worldbeat (English) : Fri 10-11pm

Offbeat music from around the world. This week Worldbeat is playing modern rock music from Russia and Ukraine. Featured artists include TIK, Sergey Mavrin, Okean Elzy, Trofim and Konstantin Nikolskiy. Break out the vodka and sing along!

Country Hour with Peter Banks (English) : Sat 1.30-2.30pm

Tune in to hear lots of country music on Country Hour. The star performer this week is Rodger Tibbs from Upper Hutt. There will also be great music from top American artists, both male and female.

Check out our website for live streaming and to discover podcasts of programmes you may have missed: www.accessradio.org.nz


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