CAMA Newsletter: December 2021

Covid-19 guidelines

Each of the 12 community radio stations are respectively preparing for the new traffic-light system as per Governmental guidelines. As a sector, we’re wanting to balance the need to provide a safe environment to staff, programmers, and the general public with the right to personal autonomy and best practice when it comes to equity. NZOnAir has released information around responding to Covid-19 here. Early next year CAMA will be putting together a suite of guidelines too, so watch this space.

The power of refugee-background research 

Community Research and ChangeMakers announced the launch of a new special collection of research to validate the voices of refugee-background and migrant communities in Aotearoa. Read more here.

New programmes, roll up, roll up! 

Plains FM has launched the monthly show, Influencers@Lincoln. Dr Hafsa Ahmed talks with colleagues and students about their work addressing issues facing our food/fibre sector and NZ at large. Tourism to viticulture, business to pest management, and sustainability to sports science, this show covers it all.

For Arrow FM all live programmes now upload directly to Facebook, and they’ve noticed a significant and immediate rise in engagement. Their very first live-feed was for the Kahurangi Vaccination Special. With more than 2.5k views and hundreds of comments this episode placed lockdown measures and vaccination in the contexts of rahui and rongoā, helping hesitant listeners to appreciate that current efforts to fight the Covid-19 virus are consistent with Tikanga Māori.

Although Arrow FM is a radio station, they can’t deny that its television service (via Freeview Channel 41, the WaiTV app and podcast on our website) is a factor in programme retention and in attracting new programme makers.

Wellington Access Radio has three exciting new shows. Not the Sex Talk is a podcast for whānau, caregivers, teachers, youth workers and anyone curious about relationships and sexuality education in New Zealand. Made by Family Planning Wellington.

One in Four looks at mental health, and looks at ways people can look after and enhance it. Join Matt Jenkins on his journey to understand mental health in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand by exploring the latest research and real stories that goes beyond the numbers and statistics.

Get Woke Wellington is brought to you by the Wellington Branch of New Zealand’s National Council of Women. The main objective of the show is to support and inform what Welly women want in our community. Of course the second objective is to raise awareness about the National Council of Women’s Welly branch activities and encourage your membership!

Finally, Access Radio Taranaki presents Te Reo Journeys. Hear the personal stories of learning te reo as shared by tauira (students) of Te Reo Māori (L1&2) at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Ngāmotu Wharekura. Check it out here.

This is just a taste of what the 12 community radio stations have to offer! For more, check out our livestream and podcastsmobile app, and website.