CBA’s Rev Frank Ritchie is fast becoming a recognisable media personality

With a knack for answering the hard questions with a quiet confidence and great sense of humour, Frank has become a frequent feature on New Zealand’s television and radio stations.  While the nation tackled lockdown, Frank was interviewed by nearly every major news outlet from his home office in Hamilton. This included a segment with Duncan Garner on TV3’s AM …

Petra on air with Jesus

Petra Bagust kicked off her Good Friday radio show on Newstalk ZB talking about the role of art and creativity in crisis. What followed was a three-hour show focused on showcasing stories of neighbourhoods coming together and of creativity emerging from the lockdown. Highlights included a rendition of “It is Well with my Soul” performed in isolation by the Nashville …

Sam & Julia Bloore’s Good Friday morning programme

Married broadcasters Sam and Julia Bloore teamed up once again this year to host the morning show on CBA’s 12-hour Good Friday programming on Newstalk ZB. Looking at DIY and creativity during the lockdown, the show featured Mike Cooney of Grapevine Magazine and Sarah O’Neil from sarahthegardener.co.nz during hour one. Parenting during lockdown was the flavour of the second hour, …