We wish warm and happy greetings to you all as we celebrate the new lunar year and welcome the Year of the Pig!
Throughout summer you can enjoy free movie screenings in parks across the city. Find out which Movies in Parks event is on near you...
All of us at Planet FM wish you a safe and relaxing summer. Take it easy, drive safely, and look after each other
With summer fast approaching, many of us are ready to hit the pool and the beach. Let’s make sure you and your loved ones avoid the Swim Reaper…
This is the month to let your mo’ grow and show your support for men’s health. Can’t grow one? There are other ways to tautoko…
Mālō ni! Tokelauan Language Week is being held from 27 October - 2 November this year. Learn more about the culture and language of Tokelau…
A celebration of light over darkness, Diwali is celebrated here and everywhere, and Planet FM wishes everyone very happy festivities.
Nacawa ni vosa vakaviti / Fijian language week is Sunday 6 October - Saturday 12 October this year.
Fākatalofa atu! Celebrate the language and culture of Tuvalu with us. Tuvaluan Language Week is Sunday 29 September – Saturday 5 October.
If you are eligible to vote in the local elections, you should have received your voting papers. Make sure you have a say in the running of your city.
September 9-15 is Māori Language Week, Wiki o te Reo Māori. Kaua e Whakamā - Kia Kaha! Don’t Be Shy - Give it a Try!
Mālō e lelei! Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga is on from September 1-7 this year. ‘Oku ke lea fakatonga?
Believe it or not, Auckland is currently experiencing a water shortage. While we wait on the levels to return to normal, here are some ways to reduce your usage…
The 2019 theme for Cook Islands Language Week is – Taku rama, taau toi: Ora te reo. My Torch, Your Adze: The Language Lives
Whether you’re driven by the impending doom of climate change or the plight of our marine wildlife, we need to tackle our addiction to plastic…
As the tiny eyes of Matariki rise on the North East horizon just before dawn, Māori New Year celebrations begin. Welcome to Matariki 2019
From June 2 Objectspace is home to a photographic exhibition that beautifully documents Cambodia’s painful past
May 18-26 is Youth Week and the theme for 2019 is We are more than you see; He wai hōhonu a mātou. Find out what’s happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond…
May is New Zealand music month and the theme is “Discover Live”. There are gigs happening across the country throughout May, so get out there and find out who’s making great noise!
This Thursday at Basement Theatre you can hear four women share their stories, all centred around "that" question and how it feels to be asked.
The journey to mental wellness can’t be made alone! Telling someone to reach out for help is fine, but reaching out to offer help is just as important.
Are we willing to turn the compassion we’ve seen in the last week into meaningful change? Are we willing to have difficult conversations about who we are?
Our hearts and minds are with those most affected by the horrific events in Christchurch that claimed innocent lives
Vaccination is important to help prevent further spread of the measles infection. Are you and your family up to date?
Calling for a more gender-balanced world is not about exclusion. It’s about sharing platforms, sharing opportunities and sharing power.
The value of language preservation is often underestimated, but it shouldn’t be. February 21 marks International Mother Language Day.
Whether Waitangi Day is a source of pride, shame, reflection or confusion; let’s make it a day of meaningful discussion
The first week of February marks International Interfaith Week. Whether you’re full-faith, no-faith, or somewhere in-between, a little understanding can go a long way
This summer after you slip, slop and slap, why not slink along to some of the free movie and music events happening all over Tāmaki Makaurau?
You don’t have to be directly affected by disability to support the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Want to enjoy the wonderful Waitākere Ranges without contributing to the spread of kauri dieback? Good! There are plenty of great spots in the wild west…
Our time with antibiotics is running out. The WHO has an urgent request: Think Twice and Seek Advice. Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk.
Ko e tau fakafiafiaaga he Vagahau Niue mo e tau Aga Fakamotu! Celebrating Niuean Language Week, October 13-19
Jackie Clark of grassroots organisation The Aunties won this year’s NZ Women of Influence Supreme Award. Here’s why…
Sept 15-23 is Conservation Week. Find out how you can get involved and help to take care of our unique natural treasures.
National screening has reduced the number of deaths from cervical cancer by two-thirds. Remind all the women you love that screening is the best way to keep your teke meke!
Since 1923 Forest & Bird has played a crucial role in preserving New Zealand’s environment and native species. Find out about the work they do and how you can support them.
Tackling the challenges of the future requires vision and planning. The Auckland Plan 2050 outlines the direction for this city and where we see ourselves in 30 years time.
Currently only 4% of kiwis roll up our sleeves and donate, yet approximately 3,000 donations are required each week to meet hospital needs.
Arbor Day, World Environment Day, World Oceans Day – three days to help heal our home – Planet Earth. See tips on mutual support for all that sustains us.
May 26-June 1 is Samoan Language Week. Here are a few tips for beginners who want to get tautalatala with their Samoan speaking friends and aiga…
Its bountiful waters nourished generations of people before us. It provided food, leisure and livelihood. Now, it is overfished and often unswimmable. Join the move to save the Hauraki Gulf.
There are 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste on Earth. The theme for Earth Day 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution” and looks at solutions, including saying no to single-use plastics.
It is sad to have to avoid some of our beautiful walkways for a while… but not as sad as losing our kauri population. Forested areas and tracks in Waitākere will close from May 1.
From “pollination paths” to community gardens, work is underway to ensure our precious bee population can survive and thrive. Help make Auckland a bee’s most liveable city!
The Many Meanings of Easter are represented in our now commonplace eggs and rabbits. But why did these become the symbols of what we often think is a Christian festival?
In Greenland and Colombia, Canada and Aotearoa, Australia and Indonesia – across the planet the original inhabitants of nations are struggling to retain their lands, their languages and lifestyles
One of the most compelling sculptures at the 2017 Sculpture on the Gulf Exhibition on Waiheke Island was a work by Tiffany Singh, developed in partnership with the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition.
The Festival of Lights! … it’s an exciting time with events celebrating Diwali happening all over Aotearoa and the world. Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists to mark different historical events with stories that symbolise the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair.
The festival occurs on Kartik Amavasya – New Moon day. It is the darkest night at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika. It’s a five day celebration and the fourth day of Diwali in the Hindu New Year. Diwali has a number of spellings but they all honour Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Planet FM wishes everyone a happy and festive Diwali filled with love, light and fabulous food!