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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

Have You Heard?

  • African Renaissance
    African music with an emphasis on Zimbabwean music
  • Annyonghaseyo With Yura
    Stories, culture, news, and information connecting you to life in New Zealand, for Koreans and Korean-speakers. Say hi to Yura!
  • Being Real Parents
    The Real Parents team aim to support parents to find their confidence and have more fun parenting.
  • Ben's Jolt
    A half hour of chat and music with Ben and Sash
  • Falling - Minnie Dean’s final journey
    Falling is a radio-drama about Minnie Dean, who cared for unwanted children in Victorian New Zealand.
  • My Marathi
    Connecting Marathi people through music and stories
  • Na Domo i Viti e Ōtautahi
    Information and Learning for the Fijian Community
  • Spin Me A Tale!
    Listen to Spin Me A Tale! for classic children's literature told week by week.
  • The Author's Tale
    Casual conversations with prominent New Zealand Authors
  • Where you at?
    Where you at? is a safe space to empower young people to ask questions about healthy relationships, safety, and to when and where they may need to get support.
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