Untamed Aotearoa Podcast

Untamed Aotearoa Podcast

Untamed Aotearoa is a podcast that celebrates the outdoor community and wilderness areas of Aotearoa New Zealand. Get to know a diverse range of Kiwis  as we cover themes linked to adventure, wellbeing, conservation and the professional outdoor scene in New Zealand. 

Kia ora everyone,

Here you’ll find more photos, relevant links and inspiration from each episode of the podcast. Soon I’ll be adding simple learning resources for secondary school and tertiary outdoor programmes in NZ.

I hope you enjoy listening. I’d love to hear any feedback. Happy adventuring!

Dulkara Martig – Podcast Host

Where to listen

You can find Untamed Aotearoa on all major podcast platforms. Remember to subscribe to be notified of new episode releases!

You can also find each episode embedded in a feature blog post below or in the news/episodes section of this website.


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Latest podcast episodes & news

#12 Solo bush journeys in Te Urewera and Fiordland – Mark Jones

Mark is an outdoor education lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, who has been on some epic journeys over the years. In this episode we focus on two of his most memorable trips in New Zealand. ‘Salt and Pepper Hikoi’ was a 17 day traverse of Te Urewera. His kaupapa was to get all…

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#9 Finding the freedom to run – Tanya Bottomley

Tanya first started to run when she was living in a destructive, abusive relationship. But she wasn’t allowed to run with other people and she wasn’t allowed to run on trails. Fast-forward to today and she’s living in Lake Hawea where she finds joy in adventures in the mountains almost every day.

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#8 From mountaineering to bikepacking – Brian Alder

In this episode we talk about Brian’s evolution as a climber and then as a bikepacker. We also talk about the evolution of mountaineering in New Zealand, including the style of climbing in New Zealand in the late 80s and 90s and the positives of mentorship in the New Zealand Alpine Team.

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#4 FEAR Society and Kiwi adventure culture – Andy Magness

Originally from the states, Andy grew up immersed in North American outdoor culture before relocating to NZ later in his adult life. In this episode Andy and I chat about adventure racing and a small but growing adventure racing community in Te Anau, on the edge of Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.

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#2 Born again Maori wāhine & keen hunter – Tui Mārama

Tui Mārama is an inspiring wāhine from Gisborne who’s doing a lot of amazing mahi for her community. Less than three years ago, she went hunting for the first time and hasn’t looked back. In this episode Tui talks about how a chance encounter led to her TV show ‘Hunting with Tui’. We talk about…

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#1 A Journey Through Concussion – Emma Woods

In her early twenties, Emma suffered a moderate concussion in a whitewater kayaking accident that led her on a journey to redefine who she is and find more balance in her life. We talk about her experience recovering from concussion spanning a four year period, including dealing with post-concussion syndrome. 

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