Resett Radio is a production of the Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition whose vision is a settled, integrated and thriving former refugee community in Auckland. ARCC represents some 20 registered refugee/resettled community organisations from 15 different countries. The radio show aims to open discussion on the progress of former refugees in Aotearoa/NZ through interviews, debate, news and talkback. Each week Resett Radio welcomes guests, listens to their stories and music and explores current affairs as they relate to resettlement communities today.
Originally from Pakistan, Asif Joined Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition in 2018 as a community leader then went on to become a board member in early 2019. Asif served as a board member for two years and then joined ARCC staff as Communication & Engagement Officer. He has also been working with the New Zealand Red Cross since 2018 as a Resettlement cross-cultural worker.
Originally from Sudan, Faisal and his family arrived in Aotearoa in 2014 and after completing a course in Building Management, Faisal took on the role of Community Navigator with ARCC. He has become a passionate advocate for newly settled Aucklanders finding their feet in Auckland. Faisal lives in Mt Roskill with his wife and two children.
Marianna is currently at high school and one of her favourite subjects is media studies, setting her in good stead for her role with Resettled Radio. A multi-instrumentalist who plays percussion, saxophone and flute, she also loves art and is very happy drawing in her spare time. Luckily for the rest of her family, the other hobby she’s known for is cleaning!
A musician like her sister, Uliana sings, plays violin, and is currently learning the saxophone. At school her favourite subjects are drama and fashion design and she enjoys spending time with friends, but when she’s at home she’s pretty happy taking it easy and enjoying whatever Netflix has on offer.