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The Drop Box

Looking for an inspiring story of hope and faith in action - here's one. I would love to see this new documentary!


Cherry Tom Salad

Jane joined John in studio for a look at this week's recipe: cherry tomato, basil and feta salad.

Check out Jane's blog and see all her recipes here.



On Homegrown we’re back in the café with Fraser Browne from Paper Cranes to talk about their upcoming new album The Road Home. Join us as we play a bunch of songs from it and hear the stories behind it. Plus you can win copies of the album!!!

Made with the help of NZ on Air, it’s Homegrown, Saturdays Nights at 6 on New Zealand’s Rhema.


Mercy Ships

Life on a floating hospital - what inspires a woman from Matamata to volunteer for 5 years (and counting) to help bring free healthcare to Africa's poorest people? John caught up with Purser Janine Boyes to hear all about her journey with Mercy Ships.





Women: Who You Are

Some inspiring words for International Women's Day yesterday:
"You are powerful, and strong, and capable. Read about the women in the Bible: Esther, Ruth, Martha, Mary. These women changed the world forever. Each and every one of you is a woman with that same power and strength, and that same world-changing capability."


Into The Wild

INTO THE WILD This week on Homegrown we’re celebrating the Life Support Drive over on Life FM this week. If you donated then you will have got a free downloadable album called Into the Wild and this week we’re gonna play out heaps of the songs it features!

Made with the help of NZ on Air, it’s Homegrown, Saturdays Nights at 6 on New Zealand’s Rhema.


Intl Womens Day

International Woman's Day is on the 8th of March, so we hosted a panel in studio to talk about women's issues. John was joined by in studio by Jill Proudfoot, the Client Services Director of Shine, a domestic abuse prevention organisation and Joy Davidson, the Program Director at TEAR Fund. Dr Kim McGregor, Executive Director of Rape Prevention Education also joined the conversation.


Steve Apirana

Steve Apirana is a gifted communicator, highly skilled guitarist and vocalist, with an extraordinary sense of humour.

John caught up with him to talk about his music, children and upcoming tour.


Science Roadshow

Today marks the beginning of the Science Roadshow - every year it's experienced by around 47,000 students, 6000 teachers and accompanying adults from over 600 schools nationwide! John caught up with Andrew Beale, Manager of Science Roadshow, to learn all about it.


Te Matatini Kapa Haka

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2015 is held every two years, and this year between the 5th and 8th of March, 45 teams representing the best kapa haka from New Zealand and Australia are competing. It's an opportunity for all people, regardless of culture, background or age to come together, to share and celebrate the richness of Māori culture.

Darren Apa nui is the Executive Director of Te Matatini and joined John for a chat about the festival.

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