Death, grief and loss are universal experiences - including the inevitable grief that accompanies the loss of our parents - an unavoidable season that comes in many different forms. In this final episode of Season 01, Petra speaks with journalist, broadcaster and former magazine editor, Wendyl Nissen, about her relationship and journey with her late mother who suffered from Alzheimer's, and whose story she wrote about in her book My Mother and Other Secrets. Petra is then joined by her friend, Te Waka McLeod (Ngāti Mutunga, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi), who shares vulnerably about navigating grief since losing both her parents in her 20s. She also gives/gifts us an insight into the way tangihanga are carried out in Taranaki, where she is from - and how these traditions have supported her grief. Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wendyl Nissen: Natural Care – Taking Care of Yourself the Natural Way
The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin
Well, if there’s anyone that comes to mind if I wanted advice on living a natural life, it would have to be Wendyl Nissen. Journalist, broadcaster and magazine editor … Wendyl gave up corporate life 20 years ago to live a more laid-back life in the Hokianga. She’s the author of 11 books on chemical-free living and old-fashioned ways of life – her new one is called Natural Care – Taking Care of Yourself the Natural Way Wendyl Nissen joined Francesca Rudkin. LISTEN ABOVE
Author Wendyl Nissen discusses her latest book 'My Mother and Other Secrets' with John Cowan on Real Life
Real Life with John Cowan
Wendyl Nissen is a journalist, broadcaster and former magazine editor who is the author of ten books, mostly about living a chemical-free, old-fashioned life. She gave up her corporate life 15 years ago and now lives in the Hokianga with her husband, her father, 20 chickens, two cows, two dogs and three stray cats.Wendyl's most recent book, My Mother and Other Secrets tells stories of mothers and daughters, ageing, the way deep family traumas echo down through the generations and how uncovering old family secrets led Wendyl to a better understanding of her mother.
Wendyl Nissen releases her new book 'My Mother and Other Secrets'
The Sunday Session with Francesca Rudkin
Over the past week, Francesca Rudkin has been reading the new book by Wendyl Nissen, and it’s been a compelling and utterly gripping read from the first page for her.The book stems from Wendyl’s decision in 2018, to take her parents in, to live with her and husband Paul in their Hokianga home.At the time, her mother Elis, had early stage Alzheimer’s.While caring for her mother, Wendyl learned of family secrets and stories that she had never heard before.Stories of loss, grief and love, that gave Wendyl a new understanding of her mother and her family.Those stories are now a book, My Mother and Other Secrets.Wendyl Nissen joins Francesca Rudkin from the beautiful Hokianga.LISTEN ABOVE
The Panel with Wendyl Nissen and Liam Hehir (Part 2)
Don't throw the RMA baby out with the bathwater says former RMA hearings commissioner David Collins in a recent opinion piece for Stuff. He joins The Panel to talk about the strength of the Resource Management Act. Christchurch woman Maryam Frozan says police need to take racist abuse incidents more seriously, after she and her son were subject to racial abuse. Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon joins The Panel to give his response to the incident.
Wendyl Nissen is well known on our airwaves. She is a journalist, broadcaster, former magazine editor, author of nine books and an expert of living a chemical free, old fashioned life.19 years ago, Wendyl left the corporate world and now lives in the Hokianga with her husband, ten chickens, two dogs and two stray cats.Her new book is A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons, which looks at Wendyl’s first year of living full-time in Hokianga.She joined Andrew Dickens to talk her new life and how it has been during lockdown.LISTEN ABOVE