To provide the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition with the means to give Voice to our 23 member groups and for those voices to be heard by a wide range of New Zealanders. This will be delivered through the facilities of Planet FM and the planet audio website. Radio objectives are to provide education in NZ life and pathways to integration through communication. The programme will address a primary target of our membership (see web link)) and a secondary target of Kiwis open to engaging with new comers and resettled communities.
We will broadcast primarily in English and use the web and social media to distribute the programme features widely as podcasts to host communities. We’ll develop an archive of resettled community experiences and developments, analysis of international and national policies and events affecting new comers and resettled communities from refugee backgrounds. We will be open to dialogue, will gather topics and interviews from a range of gender, ages (inc. a kids’ segment) and backgrounds and provide a venue for artists and performers to present their work. The project includes a valuable Skills Development component for some of our members to gain audio technology, computer and web skills.