Sharing the mic: Community access Radio in Aotearoa New Zealand
By Brian Pauling & Bronwyn Beatty
From Invercargill to Auckland, community access radio has been broadcasting by, for and about New Zealanders across four decades. Within a rapidly shifting mediascape, the twelve current stations came into existence through a combination of passion, hard work, community engagement and enabling legislation, allowing the diversity of local communities to speak to themselves through the borderless realm of radio.
Using extensive interviews and in-depth research, Sharing the Mic tells the stories of the volunteers, staff and managers at the heart of access broadcasting and places the history of Aotearoa’s access radio within the wider media and technological changes of the last 40 years.
This is also the story of the changing voices of an increasingly diverse country and the way that access broadcasting has become a vital part of New Zealand’s media. From being a welcoming presence to new arrivals through to multi-language Civil Defence communications, access radio continues to support generations of New Zealanders.
Second print run of Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook now available
In te ao Maori , soil is taonga. it holds ancestral connections and is the root of turangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga.
Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook shines a light on Maori relationships with soil, as well as the connections between soil and food security, and frames these links within the wider discourse of tino rangatiratanga from a variety of Maori perspectives. Through a range of essays, profiles and recipes, it seeks to promote wellbeing and elevate the mana of the soil by drawing on the hua parakore Maori organics framework as a means for understanding these wide-ranging, diverse and interwoven relationships with soil.
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In recent times, public knowledge and our relationship to it has shifted significantly under the impact of vast quantities of information accessible through multiple channels ? and quantity does not necessarily equate to quality. From the rise of digital media and fake news to attack politics and nationalism, it has never been clearer that what we know, how we know it and what we do with that knowledge impacts our democracy. Public Knowledge brings together a range of writers who explore the state of public knowledge and implications for our democracy.
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