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Welcome to the Community Garden. A new weekly Wire segment where Oscar Perress watches and reports back on local progressive community and group projects growing in the beautiful garden that is Tāmaki Makaurau. The projects we will try and focus covering are those creatively finding solutions to the problems that they find in our society, especially via the means of bringing people together. The segment will include an interview with one specific group a week, plus a brief guide to the top selection of community events and discussions happening in that upcoming week. 

Come and enjoy the community garden, and remember, you don't have to be a communist to love your community.  
 

Māori Mindfulness, Present Living by Mātauranga Māori w/ Cathy November 19, 2019

Māori Mindfulness, Present Living by Mātauranga Māori w/ Cathy November 19, 2019 Māori Mindfulness, Present Living by Mātauranga Māori w/ Cathy November 19, 2019, 20.69 MB
Tue 19 Nov 2019

Here in this wire piece, 95bFM reporter Dhan-nun(FreedomofCommon) was fortunate enough to speak with Cathy Livermore who runs Māori mindfulness. Cathy's paradigms combine mindfulness practices with Mātauranga Māori to develop a person's wairua and improve hinengaro.

Finding Good in Life w/ GoodLife Projects Charitable Trust: November 5, 2019

Finding Good in Life w/ GoodLife Projects Charitable Trust: November 5, 2019 Finding Good in Life w/ GoodLife Projects Charitable Trust: November 5, 2019, 17.56 MB
Tue 5 Nov 2019

We were priviliged enough to talk to Goodlife Projects Charitable Trust about their project, providing opportunities, community (Of Course) and the Kai ora fund. Tune in to learn more! 

 

Finding a Place in Parliament(ary History) w / Toti's Margaret Evans; October 29, 2019

Finding a Place in Parliament(ary History) w / Toti's Margaret Evans; October 29, 2019 Finding a Place in Parliament(ary History) w / Toti's Margaret Evans; October 29, 2019, 26.37 MB
Tue 29 Oct 2019

Hamilton group TOTI are calling for an ‘almost invisible’ piece of national history to be publicly acknowledged this week.

Today is the centenary of the 1919 Women’s Parliamentary Rights Act which for the first time allowed women to stand for election to the House of Representatives - to become MPs.

 

Oscar Perress was lucky enough to speak to TOTI’s Margaret Evans, who also happened to be Hamilton’s first female mayor, from 1989-98, about the legislation and its place in our past, present and future. 


 

A Walk around Maungawhau w/ Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority; October 15, 2019

A Walk around Maungawhau w/ Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority; October 15, 2019 A Walk around Maungawhau w/ Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority; October 15, 2019 , 15.3 MB
Tue 15 Oct 2019

Maungawhau is recognised as one of the most well-preserved pre-historic fortifications of its type in the world. Features of the original pā survive, including historic pā tūāpapa (terraces) and rua (pits) around the crater area, but the inadequate track is damaging them.

A new boardwalk is planned for the crater rim at the tihi (summit) of Maungawhau which will help protect its Tūpuna Maunga status.

Oscar Perress talked to Paul Majurey, Chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, and started by asking Majurey to explain the project.

 

The Delight in Dirt w / Tim Bowater: October 8, 2019

The Delight in Dirt w / Tim Bowater: October 8, 2019 The Delight in Dirt w / Tim Bowater: October 8, 2019, 28.05 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Oscar Perress talks to Tim Bowater of the living compost system up at OMG Auckland to discuss his work there, non linear climate change solutions and carbon sequestration.

Wilde is the Wind; Uncovering the Histories of Albert Park; September 10, 2019

Wilde is the Wind; Uncovering the Histories of Albert Park; September 10, 2019 Wilde is the Wind; Uncovering the Histories of Albert Park; September 10, 2019, 24.45 MB
Tue 10 Sep 2019

In the Community Garden this week, we talk to Richard Orjis from Wilde Projects about the intersections of colonisation and public form, queer ecologies, as well as discussing the history and projects ongoing in Tāmaki Makaurau's Albert Park.

 

Thank you to Wilde Projects for your time, arts and insights.

Another Layer of Compost w / Kaicycle: September 10, 2019

Another Layer of Compost w / Kaicycle: September 10, 2019 Another Layer of Compost w / Kaicycle: September 10, 2019, 12.96 MB
Tue 10 Sep 2019

Oscar Perress talks to Kaicycle about community composting, building resilience and what they're all about! 

In the Community Garden with Auckland Queer Swap: July 23, 2019

In the Community Garden with Auckland Queer Swap: July 23, 2019 In the Community Garden with Auckland Queer Swap: July 23, 2019, 19.12 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Oscar Perress talks to Line from Auckland Queer Swap about their upcoming market at Movespace. Listen in to find out more!

 

A big thank you to Auckland Queer Swap.

The Community Garden; Moving, Working and Being Together; July 16, 2019

The Community Garden; Moving, Working and Being Together; July 16, 2019 The Community Garden; Moving, Working and Being Together; July 16, 2019, 18.32 MB
Tue 16 Jul 2019

After nearly a years worth of harvest in the Community Garden, we return to one of our favourite original crops, Movespace. 

A month on from celebrating their first birthday, we ask what's happening now and discuss the importance of co-working and communal workspaces. 

A big thank you for talking to us again! 

For The Love of The Land w/ Whenua Warrior; July 2, 2019

For The Love of The Land w/ Whenua Warrior; July 2, 2019 For The Love of The Land w/ Whenua Warrior; July 2, 2019, 25.88 MB
Tue 2 Jul 2019

We had the privilige of talking to Kelly Marie Francis of Whenua Warrior about Whenua Warrior, what and why it is. We also got an update about the ongoings at Ihumātao and how you can get involved. Tune in to find out more!