The Redemption Roadtrip

with Pio Terei and Dayna Vawdrey on RadioLIVE

Pio and Dayna on the Redemption Roadtrip

Television hosts Pio Terei and Dayna Vawdrey hit the road for three days to record our “Redemption Roadtrip”.

They stopped off in five locations to chat with a handful of remarkable kiwis who are bringing a sense of redemption to the communities with which they are involved.

Listen to the whole series uninterrupted below.

Martin Bosley in Rimutaka prison

In Rimutaka prison, Dayna and Pio met up with celebrity chef Martin Bosley who trains inmates to cook giving them opportunities for legitimate work once they are released.

Producer Josh Couch with Pio Terei, Allen Little and Dayna Vawdrey in Te Takere.

Allen Little at Te Takere in Levin

Driving on to the Horowhenua, the pair met up with Allen Little who sang the praises of Levin’s local library, Te Takere, which fosters greater community connection – particularly amongst the elderly.

Sam Chapman in Turangi

In Turangi, Pio and Dayna stayed with Sam Chapman who won the Kiwibank Local Hero Award in 2010 for his work in the community. Sam’s open home policy and commitment to radical grace meant they also had a notorious convicted criminal come to dinner.

Pio Terei with Bill & Pauline McLeod and Dayna Vawdrey.

Bill & Pauline McLeod in Morrinsville

Next up, Pauline and Bill McLeod from Morrinsville spoke of their involvement in GoodYarn and Rural Support respectively. They’re tackling the issue of suicide amongst the farming community head-on.

The O’Brien family with Dayna Vawdrey and Pio Terei.

Jesse & Cat O’Brien in Hamilton

Finally, Dayna and Pio dropped in on Jesse and Cat O’Brien and their family who have had 10 foster children through their home so far.

The series of interviews was aired as part of our Easter weekend programming on RadioLIVE.

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