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Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Paperback Guerrillas podcast for mana enhancing kōrero (life-improving conversations). We talk with people from all walks of life to discover tools, strategies, and insights, or even ju
Latest Episode10/1/2021

Dr. Hinemoa Elder - Whānau, whakapapa and health (#14)

Ep. 14
Support the show here"Just being in the room with somebody who chooses to start talking about their pain is incredibly powerful. Just sitting there and nodding. Even if you’re thinking I’ve no idea I don’t know what to say, this is quite scary stuff. Just sitting with the person and saying I’m here with you, I’m here for you. I’m so glad that you’re talking about this. Just let them talk." - Dr. Hinemoa Elder.Dr. Hinemoa Elder descends from Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working with whānau going through challenges we all hope to never face. She's also a professor of indigenous research, an NZ Order of Merit recipient for services to Māori and psychiatry, works for Māori and Aotearoa on a number of panels and is a champion of te reo Māori.The ultimate aim of this podcast is to share whakaaro from people who have found a way to live a life they love so that others of us can try and do the same, so we start there.Dr. Hinemoa is a psychiatrist, so of course, we talk about mental health, hauora and healing strategies, Māori trust in the health system and our vaccination rates. We talk about parenting in a healthy way. We reflect on the huge power of knowing your history and the stories of your tūpuna, the power of routine and lots more.We didn’t get through all of the kōrero we wanted to, but we’ll be back for a second edition later!We talk about suicide at a signals and prevention level, so if that’s triggering to you e te whānau, kia tūpato, please be careful.But also, if like me, you worry you’re not equipped to help friends or whānau going through mental distress at that level, then I hope it's useful.As well as the above, some of the topics we touch on in this kōrero are:Māori trust in the health systemTalking about our pain, and listening to our people going through mental health distressThe stereotypes we’ve created around tāne (men) in AotearoaSigns we can be mindful of in whānau to tell us things might not be going wellHolistic health care and its current state in the health systemThe impacts on our mental health of including Māori history at schoolThe mix of independence, and interdependence for tamariki and the importance of communityHit subscribe in your podcast app if you want to hear more.Enjoyed the episode? Help us record more: If you want to help us share these conversations for positive change, please help by donating here: www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillasResources and mentionsAroha - the bookQuestion: what was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Comment below and let us know!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillas)
10/1/2021

Dr. Hinemoa Elder - Whānau, whakapapa and health (#14)

Ep. 14
Support the show here"Just being in the room with somebody who chooses to start talking about their pain is incredibly powerful. Just sitting there and nodding. Even if you’re thinking I’ve no idea I don’t know what to say, this is quite scary stuff. Just sitting with the person and saying I’m here with you, I’m here for you. I’m so glad that you’re talking about this. Just let them talk." - Dr. Hinemoa Elder.Dr. Hinemoa Elder descends from Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working with whānau going through challenges we all hope to never face. She's also a professor of indigenous research, an NZ Order of Merit recipient for services to Māori and psychiatry, works for Māori and Aotearoa on a number of panels and is a champion of te reo Māori.The ultimate aim of this podcast is to share whakaaro from people who have found a way to live a life they love so that others of us can try and do the same, so we start there.Dr. Hinemoa is a psychiatrist, so of course, we talk about mental health, hauora and healing strategies, Māori trust in the health system and our vaccination rates. We talk about parenting in a healthy way. We reflect on the huge power of knowing your history and the stories of your tūpuna, the power of routine and lots more.We didn’t get through all of the kōrero we wanted to, but we’ll be back for a second edition later!We talk about suicide at a signals and prevention level, so if that’s triggering to you e te whānau, kia tūpato, please be careful.But also, if like me, you worry you’re not equipped to help friends or whānau going through mental distress at that level, then I hope it's useful.As well as the above, some of the topics we touch on in this kōrero are:Māori trust in the health systemTalking about our pain, and listening to our people going through mental health distressThe stereotypes we’ve created around tāne (men) in AotearoaSigns we can be mindful of in whānau to tell us things might not be going wellHolistic health care and its current state in the health systemThe impacts on our mental health of including Māori history at schoolThe mix of independence, and interdependence for tamariki and the importance of communityHit subscribe in your podcast app if you want to hear more.Enjoyed the episode? Help us record more: If you want to help us share these conversations for positive change, please help by donating here: www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillasResources and mentionsAroha - the bookQuestion: what was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Comment below and let us know!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillas)
9/1/2021

Tipene Harmer - tūpuna (ancestor) driven (#13)

Ep. 13
“You’re either growing or you’re shrinking.We’re like plants, none of us stays the same. We’re living things. We’re either going this way to higher things or back this way, to death.” — Tipene HarmerTipene Harmer is a rapper, a kaiako (teacher) of mātauranga Māori, and an all-around awesome dude.Patreon whānau exclusive: my favourite tāonta from this kōrero was around decision making. I wrote about how I've been working on mine here.We spend the first chunk of the interview talking/geeking-out about Aotearoa hip-hop and the connection to te ao Māori and American culture, then we move onto our standard (delicious) fare of kai, how he got to the position of living a life he loves, what could have stopped him, his new album Heritage Trail, and a whole lot more.As well as the above, here are a few of the taonga (treasures) Tipene shares:The best advice he got from Scribe.The purpose and motivation behind his latest album.The motivation behind his first mixtape and forays into rap.Getting out of our own way.The power of decision making and the influences on those decisions.The hard way, and the hard way and howThe strength we get from connection.The power of music and kotahitanga (bringing together).What he’s learned from the rangatahi he works with as a teacher.His song-writing process and how he used his song Turangawaewae to teach tīkanga marae to his students.How rap encouraged him to read.Hit subscribe in your podcast app if you want to hear more.Enjoyed the episode? Help us record more: If you want to help us share these conversations for positive change, please help by donating here: www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillasResources and mentionsDam NativeTakitimu bookQuestion: what was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Comment below and let us know!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillas)
8/31/2020

DJ Spell – The Art of Following Your Dreams

Season 1, Ep. 9
“I knew from a very young age that this was what I wanted to do for my life.” — DJ SpellPaperback Guerrillas Whānau exclusive: read my favourite taonga (treasured idea) from this kōrero on our Patreon page here.DJ Spell is a world champion turntablist, B-Boy, graffiti artist, beat-maker, te reo Māori tutor, musical tutor, graphic designer, and an artist in general.Some of his credentials: 1st place in: NZ Red Bull Thre3style Battle, Australasian IDA Battle, NZ DMC Battles (twice). World DMC Online - first NZer to win an international DJ competition 2nd in the World DMC DJ BattleMany, many more.In this remote kōrero crossing the Covid lock-down borders of Aotearoa and Australia, Spell shares his journey from growing up in Hamilton under the wing of Aotearoa hip hop legends, to where he is now, travelling the world as a turntablist, living a life he loves. We talk about quitting the dream, doubling down on one focus to become great, the art of thinking differently, mentors and his intentional learning and practice routines. Spell talks about finding passion as an artist and how feedback makes a difference to confidence.We also talked a little about learning and the number of different lanes of art Spell plays in, here he is in the lane he's most known for: being a master of the DJ artform.Hit subscribe in your podcast app if you want to hear more.Enjoyed the episode? Help us record more: If you want to help us share these conversations for positive change, please help by donating here: www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillasResources and mentionsNga iwi o Tainui - bookQuestion: what was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Comment below and let us know!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillas)
7/20/2020

Pukapuka Episode – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey): Sam, Warena & Pera (#8)

Season 1, Ep. 8
“Don’t prioritise your schedule - schedule your priorities.” — Stephen CoveyThis is a pukapuka episode, where a few of the bros sit down and discuss a book we’ve enjoyed, break down the kaupapa and talk about applying the book’s messages and lessons in real life. These episodes are a chance to discuss books we hope empower people to live well and be well.In this episode, Sam takes us through the main points of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a business and self-help book written to help with personal growth. We talk about putting first things first and prioritising things to get the mahi (work) done. Warena talks about his routines at work as a builder-turned-software-developer, and being a student. I talk about my routine and how I manages my time with a five-year-old, two-year-old, and my various projects on the go.  We had a lot of fun recording this one, and we hope you enjoy listening.Mauri ora,PeraHit subscribe in your podcast app if you want to hear more.Enjoyed the episode? Help us record more: If you want to help us share these conversations for positive change, please help by donating here: www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillasHow to leave a review so others know it's worth a listen:iTunesStep One: Open Paperback Guerrillas in iTunes. If you're not already there, tap the Search icon (on the bottom) and search for “Paperback Guerrillas” Tap the album art. Then click “View in iTunes" or "Listen on Apple Podcasts."Step Two: Once iTunes is open and you’re on the Paperback Guerrillas page, click the “Ratings and Reviews” tab.Step Three: Click the “Write a Review” button, give a star rating, and write a sentence or two about what you like about the podcast. Click ‘Submit’ and you’re done.StitcherStep One: Open the Paperback Guerrillas page on Stitcher.Step Two: Click on “Reviews”.Step Three: Give a star rating, click the ‘Write a Review’ button, share a sentence or two about what you like about the podcast, click ‘Submit,’ and you’re done.He mihi nui, a huge thank you for supporting the show:Lincoln.HoriAnnaEvotiaAramaYou guys are awesome - not only does putting these kōrero together for you to listen to take a whole bunch of time, it also costs money each month. You make that bill less painful each month, so thank you!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillas)