Audio Curios: Hamo at Heart

We are currently running a pilot project with a number of access community radio stations throughout the country.  The aim is to acquire a diverse range of radio programming on a regular basis from communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.  Every six-months each station will submit a selection of radio programming that they feel is significant to, and representative of their local communities.

This month we accessioned programming from Plains FM in Christchurch.  Plains FM broadcasts over 80 regularly scheduled programmes in 15 different languages – one of those is the new bilingual show Hamo at Heart.  The programme “highlights the stories and passions of the local Samoan community engaged in the arts, sports and enterprise”.

In this excerpt presenter Ana Mulipola and Mahlon Moevao interview participants of the 15th Annual Christchurch Polyfest.

“Hamo at Heart”,  06/04/2016

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This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently.

Audio from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of these items please contact

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