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Welcome to Plains FM

PlainsFM is radio by, for and about citizens and community! We are an independent Community Access radio station located in Christchurch, in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. Listen to a diverse range of local programmes and talk to us about how to make your own radio show. We’ll help you promote your ideas and share your stories… so have a look and a listen ….Welcome, Nau Mai, Hwan-Yeong, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Mabuhay, Bienvenue, Ni How Ma, Selamat Datang, Hallo, Salve, Dobrodosli, Ku Soo Dawaaw, Bienvenidos, Ahlan wa Sahlan, Sadarayen Piligannawa, Welkom, Dzien Dobry!

Latest Episodes

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  • Awaken
    Personal development with Souhila Abdelazziz
  • Christchurch Conversations: Towards 2030
    A series of events that explores how Ōtautahi Christchurch can achieve its climate goals
  • Domo ni Bati / Voice of a Warrior
    A programme to support and improve the well-being of Fijians and other Pasifika people and their families living in Ōtautahi
  • Faces of Selwyn
    Stories from newcomers who now call Selwyn home
  • God Is Not Absent
    God Is Not Absent is a podcast that explores how God is present in the lives of young people today. Every episode, a new interviewee shares experiences they’ve had with God, and how their relationship with Him has shaped them.
  • Influencers@Lincoln
    Exploring the world-class research at Lincoln University
  • Know Know Know
    Join Noah McKay as he explores philosophical ideas and musings about how to live a better life.
  • Making the Most of Now: Young Women's Stories of Covid
    These stories were collected by researchers Louise Tapper and Rosemary Du Plessis, with the support of The National Council of Women, Christchurch Branch and The Collaborative Trust.
  • Plains Country
    New and old country music, news and information
  • Risqué Business
    Risqué Business is all about sex, sex work, and everything in between..the sheets. Hosted by ex-sex worker Madame Risqué, featuring music and a special guest each month, this topical show aims to normalise chat about taboo subjects in a relaxed environment
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