Lynda finds out if she’s got what it takes to become a ninja.
An upcoming play in Auckland being performed by an emerging group of young and talented Asians.
Lisa Thompson meets young Chinese writer Huo Yan, the inaugural winner of the Rewi Alley Writing Fellowship.
Inspired by Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day, school children around our Capital turn into little foodies when they learn how to make homemade dumplings with Vicky Ha, Wellington's Queen of Dumplings.
Lynda meets Vicky Ha, the Queen of Dumplings.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle chases this intrepid photographer Brodie Quinn around Auckland’s Viaduct to talk about 2000 shades of red and tackling Tibet.
Lynda attends the official welcome for a Māori feather cloak presented to Chairman Mao Zedong on behalf of the fifth Māori King, Koroki.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle dons a pair of gumboots and chases a tractor to learn more from some of the few surviving Chinese family growers still around and still growing strong.
The life and times of Chinese market gardeners has been captured in two publications: Sons of the Soil and Success through Adversity.
Lynda follows Dr Mary Dawson around the Auckland Intercultural Festival to learn what else drives this philanthropic woman.
A 93-year-old kamikaze pilot survivor is the subject of upcoming work for the renowned Japanese video artist Meiro Koizumi. Lynda Chanwai-Earle follows him around the gallery as he chats about his artistic motivation, the power of film and what can make his mother cry.
The Himawari Japanese Playgroup meet regularly once a week in Wellington, to keep their language and culture alive.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle is Moving on Asia when she checks out 200 video works from Asian artists at Wellington's City Gallery.
Imagine fleeing your war-ravaged home and living in hiding for 20 years. Tales of survival from two Burmese men participating in the Migrating Kitchen Project in this Asian Report.
Telling refugee and migrant stories through food all started with a book titled Lift the Lid of the Cumin Jar. This evolved into a bi-annual touring exhibition called The Migrating Kitchen. Lynda is in Wellington trying the dishes and meeting the community, including little baby Lucy, a toddler with quite a story to tell.
Guest performances at Frank Kitts Park include international stars like the Shenzhen Song and Dance Ensemble from China but perhaps the real stars are our own tiny local children from the Yau Yi Yun (Chinese Kindergarten).
Lynda Chanwai-Earle is down at the TSB Arena on the waterfront checking out the latest and greatest that our local performing talent has to offer.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle attends a workshop at Sounz Studio in Wellington, given by a pair of renowned Japanese musicians on tour to New Zealand.
Nikki and Natalie, lesbian and Asian, a two-mum household bringing up their child in Waiheke Island paradise.
Ben, Young Asian and Out and Denise O, a Queerlesque performer.
Wai Ho speaks about life choices and family acceptance as a transgender Asian male and Tommy Hamilton from the Rainbow Youth support centre on Karangahape Road, Auckland talks about gay Asian youth in New Zealand overcoming challenges around faith and family.
Dr Sharad Paul provides thousands of free skin cancer checks at his Blockhouse Bay Clinic in Auckland, drawing criticism for his altruism from some quarters in the medical industry. Lynda speaks to grateful patients and even gets a skin check herself.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle is in Auckland chasing Dr Paul during his normal hectic schedule to find out what drives the selfless and driven.
Lynda joins some children to watch children’s theatre director Peter Wilson and colleague Shona McNeil as they perform Paper Plays by Noriko Nishimoto.
Qin Bailan is one of China’s renowned artists, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, the principal national institution for Chinese art throughout China and her paintings have been exhibited in more than 50 countries around the globe.