Kia ora e hoa!

Not long now until school starts so lets make the most of each day and find the fun in everything!

If you or someone you know is having a birthday soon, let us know, so we can mention them in our Birthday book

Be in to Win our super cool Book Prize Pack

And make sure you Join me on YouTube for the latest blast from the past from You & Me!

Have a wonderfully fun week and we’ll meet you at the radio, this weekend.

Kia pai to ra, have a good day my friend.


Free Stuff

This Week: We have a very cool Book Prize Pack with three books that you and your school will love. You can either win the pack for yourself or for your school!   The books include:

  • Ned Barraud’s New Zealand’s Backyard Birds
  • Rachel Haydon’s Kaewa the Kororā (penguin)
  • Maria Gill’s Remarkable Animal Stories


To Win: All you have to do to go into the draw to win is tell us what the three books are about?

  • Animals?
  • Airplanes?
  • Avocados?

Congratulations: to Anita Woolley who won the Back to School Prize pack.

Radio Star

You could be our next Radio Star!

We’re on a hunt for our next Radio Star! Check the calendar for Saturday the 21st of November, and if you’re in Southland and would like to help Suzy and Trevor co-host the show at Radio Southland, enter now!

Fill in the registration form and tell us a wee bit about yourself – Your favourite things to do, eat, watch, read. Your favourite sport, game, hobby and place to go. Tell us about your many talents – do you play an instrument, sing a song, speak more than one language, play the recorder with your nose? And tell us why you want to be a Radio Star.
Make sure you include your contact details so we can get in touch if you’re chosen to be our RADIO STAR!

If you’re keen to join us on the radio register here!

Our Latest Radio Stars

Massey and Nylah are cousins who both live in Ōtautahi/Christchurch.

Massey is 10 and is into sports, performing and having fun

Naylah is 9 and really enjoys Kapahaka, singing and sports, too.

And they both made amazing Radio Stars – they were confident, charismatic, and really funny; an awesome combination!


Neither had been in a radio station before, but it hopefully won’t be their last time, because both of them are stars! Massey took to the stage recently in The Court Theatre’s production of Disney’s Moana JR and Naylah is a bit of a star on the netball court and soccer field.


They both have amazing friends – because they are amazing friends. And the both have wonderful families.  Massey’s mum and Nylah’s mum are the duo Loopy Tunes who gave us this week’s amazing prize pack!

Our Previous Radio Star

Abrieanna turned 9 the weekend she became a Radio Star!

She did an AMAZING job of co-hosting the show; she was relaxed and so comfortable chatting away and announcing the songs and sharing her jokes.  You would have thought she’d been on radio many times before, but this was her very first time and she rose to all the challenges we put to her.  We are so very proud of her.

Abrieanna told us a wee bit about herself; her favourite things to do, her hobbies and about her favourite book.  And she told us about the special bond she has with the family pony! Lucky pony having someone as loving as Abrieanna to look after her.

We look forward to watching Abrieanna’s star rise – she was a wonderful Radio Star.

Our Previous Radio Star

Arie Hinton is only 5 but he is big on personality, big on talent and big on communication! Arie was a fantastic Radio Star co-host at Planet FM. It was his first time in a radio station, but as you can see, he took it all in  his stride and loved being “on mic”  and chatting away.

Arie knows LOTS of jokes, he had LOTS of stories to share and lots of skills to show us.

We were super impressed by his harmonica playing!  He got given the harmonica for Christmas and is teaching himself how to play it.

Our Previous Radio Star

Wow! What a star Hermione is! She’s only 9 but has just finished filming a feature film, is all set to dance with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, in November; and she’s a pretty cool kid as well.

Hermione enjoys several different dance styles so she’s kept busy at classes, almost every afternoon and between her and her younger sister they have collected hundreds of dance cups, trophies and ribbons over the last few years.

The film Hermione stars in is not really for kids, but it will appear in the NZ Film Festival, in the middle of next year, so maybe your folks might like to go and check it out.

Hermione has a favourite book series – what do you think it might be? Although Hermione loves home the best, she’s well travelled and loves experiencing new things.

We can’t wait to hear what you do next, Hermione!

Our Previous Radio Star

Dylan Dempsey is 8 and he is awesome. He lives in Christchurch, with his family, and if you didn’t guess it from listening to the show, Dylan loves skateboarding!
In fact he loves anything boardy, like snowboarding and wakeboarding.

He’s a wonderful big brother, looking out for his younger brother and sister. He has lots of cool friends and he’s just starting to learn the guitar.

Dylan said that he’s going to be a professional skateboarder when he grows up, so I’m looking forward to interviewing him again, then!