9 episodes

Shaping our future - stories of diversity and hope

Immigrant Journeys Various

    • Society & Culture

Shaping our future - stories of diversity and hope

    Immigrant Journeys - Olli Ricken

    Immigrant Journeys - Olli Ricken

    Olli believes in the power of laughter as the common language. A youth circus teacher, she has now been in Aotearoa for almost two decades. Originally from Germany, Ollie says laughter is a gift that heals.

    • 18 min
    Immigrant Journeys - Amanda Smidt

    Immigrant Journeys - Amanda Smidt

    Amanda’s journey began in Tokoroa after a conversation at a braai (barbecue) in South Africa. She has now been in Aotearoa for more than two decades. Amanda says she has grown in New Zealand but South Africa is still part of her essence.

    • 23 min
    Immigrant Journeys - Mohini Vidwans

    Immigrant Journeys - Mohini Vidwans

    Mohini says she was reborn when she came to Aotearoa. Arriving from India as a student a decade ago, she calls this home.

    • 20 min
    Immigrant Journeys - Sol Gil

    Immigrant Journeys - Sol Gil

    Sol describes Aotearoa a land of opportunity - a place of honest people, a place she loves to be. Originally from Colombia, she runs Cafe Colombia and is passionate about challenging the stereotypes immigrants face.

    • 19 min
    Immigrant Journeys - Sardar Faisal Abbas

    Immigrant Journeys - Sardar Faisal Abbas

    Faisal comes from Pakistan, he left his own country in 2015 after a terror attack on a local school which killed more than 140 students. He chose to move his family to New Zealand because he thought it was safe. But in 2019, he was at a Christchurch mosque when another terrorist struck.

    • 18 min
    Immigrant Journeys - Shubha Narayan

    Immigrant Journeys - Shubha Narayan

    Shubha describes her passion and life as Montessori. Shubha arrived in New Zealand 23 years ago from Bengaluru. She is now the co-head of Nova Montessori School in New Brighton. She believes kindness and respect should be part of every child’s world. Shubha shares her colourful journey and how it all started in Balclutha.

    • 23 min

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Serial Productions & The New York Times
Adam Thorne
Apple TV+ / AT WILL MEDIA
This American Life
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
Pushkin Industries