Ondazzurra is a project initiated and funded by COMITES, Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero, and is the only radio programme produced in New Zealand completely in the Italian language. Ondazurra is a show made for Italians and lovers of Italy; an assemblage of culture, interviews, music and news of things Italian happening here. Your hosts are lovers of the arts and language with a deep interest in bi-culturalism and the lives of those creating a home away from their original home. Fun, flexible, passionately Italian, every week for 30 minutes.
Born in Italy to an Italian father and Kiwi mother who were both “hopeless romantics” and great travellers, Antonella has inherited a love of travel and new discoveries. An accomplished language specialist in English, Italian and Spanish Antonella has worked in tertiary and academic teaching, as a cultural representative abroad, in film and television. Among her passions are music, language and good food.
Born in Napoli, Italy, Carla came to Nuova Zelanda aged 13. She graduated with arts and media degrees and has worked as a voice, actor, TV producer, photography curator and stills producer. Carla returns to Italy frequently to get her fill of pizza, friarielli, mozzarella and gelato. The mother of two stays mind and body fit with reading, politics, art, swimming, yoga and skiing.