Konkani is the language of Goa and is only spoken, rather than written, so radio is the perfect place to keep the language alive in the Kiwi Konkani community. The Good Guys (see below) play a rich selection of old and contemporary Konkani music, talk with local community personalities, present short radio plays, connect with community events and promote the culture and traditions.
Born and raised in Mumbai, Richard migrated with his family to NZ in 2003. They settled for the first few years on the South Island's West Coast which Richard loved. Family needs saw them move to Auckland where he is still able to pursue his passion for tramping, gardening, music and cooking. Richard is an active member of the Catholic community in Avondale.
Married with two children, Hector is a student of German who loves to sing classical music. Born and raised in Mumbai he migrated to Aotearoa in 2003. He is a chartered accountant who is passionate about gardening and holds a certificate in horticulture. Hector loves the outdoors and enjoys mentoring young people. He is a secular Franciscan.
Born in Mangalore, Baptist was brought to Mumbai aged just 6 months. There he lived, was educated and worked. He is a NZ qualified chartered and certified public accountant who is on the path to becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster. His interests include playing bridge, music and dance and twice a week Baptist volunteers as a trainer encouraging people to be active using Bollywood music for exercise.
In India Brian manufactured jewellery. In Auckland he spent years at the NZ Herald in the advertising and business policy area. Now he works in pharmaceuticals and has acquired a good knowledge of medicine. The father of two daughters is a big fan of 70’s and 80’s music and loves to sing. Brian is a traveller who, at home, enjoys supporting his community.
With a science degree Riona has worked in administration, fashion, film and public relations. She’s been known to moonlight as a crooner with bands in India and here. Riona has a passion for working with all ages of people in the community from infants to elders through SPACE, Playcentre and St. John’s. She is an accomplished Adult Training Facilitator and Master of Ceremonies. Her interests include music, sewing art and creative expression.