Welcome to Kiwi Yarns - those yarns you have where you sit down, put the kettle on, pour a whiskey or crack open a beer I honestly don‘t mind. Anyway! We‘re sitting down and we’re yarning to some great New Zealanders, their back stories, their front stories, even stories where they went sideways, we will go there. It’s a place where we celebrate the great people of this glorious nation.
Today’s guest is the hilariously talented broadcaster Bree Tomasel - host of ZM's Drive Show and TVNZ's Celebrity Treasure Island.
She came to Aotearoa a few years back and has really made a home for herself and is absolutely a wonderful part of the furniture - we are lucky to have her!
This a really awesome, fun, long, wild chat, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Today’s guest is a delightful soul I had the pleasure of getting to know when I was last living down in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Lou Heller is a personal stylist, fashion commentator, writer and buyer.
Lou is pretty damn talented at helping people fall back in love with their wardrobes - a job she feels extremely passionate about - I'm sure you'll hear it!
Already planning a date for her to come sort my wardrobe out...
It's great to be back!
I took a bit of time off this podcast while I was involved in Dancing with the Stars, but I'm stoked to rip into it again.
Today’s guest is fellow podcaster, Dom Harvey host of Runners Only!
Before that, he hosted The Edge Breakfast show for 20 years, he’s written three best seller books, AND he’s run all 6 of the major marathons - New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Berlin, London and Boston.
Plenty to chat about with Dom that's for sure!
Bit of a special episode this week given as you listen to it I would’ve embarked on my first weekend of live shows on TV3’s Dancing with the Stars!
After weeks of training and trying to learn to dance I thought it would be really cool to get one of legends of the show, Nerida Cortese on to have a chat all things dancing.
Nerida has represented Aotearoa on the world stage, and now is the show’s choreographer and dance producer so a good chance to pick her brain as to how it all works...
Today’s guest is a very smart, very funny, very talented young woman. Grace Palmer is an actor, and a writer and quite frankly she's also one of the funniest people on Instagram.
She's always an absolute delight to chat to, and hearing about her successes and challenges along the way has been really interesting. A lovely lovely chat!
Today’s guest is Newshub presenter and journalist Oriini Kaipara, of Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Rangitihi descent.
Oriini is an award winning, bilingual journalist and is committed to the revitalisation of Te Reo and Māori customs and values - a passionate wahine toa I’m really honoured to chat to.