12 July 2019

On Friday August 9th Radio Hauraki are not talking, so you can.

Radio Hauraki 'No Talk Day'
Mental Health
On Friday August 9th, Radio Hauraki will be doing something a little bit different.

On No Talk Day, there’ll be no shows, no ads, no news, no traffic updates and no weather reports.

Radio Hauraki is not going to talk, so you can.

Suicide statistics in New Zealand continue to be grim. According to the Chief Coroner’s Report released at the end of last year, in 2018, 668 Kiwis took their lives and 475 of these were men. On average last year, more than one Kiwi male took his own life each day. One of the main reasons for that, is that kiwi men don't talk.

Movember and Radio Hauraki's hope is that No Talk Day will be a reminder to check in with each other, start a conversation or just listen.

If No Talk Day saves one life, it will be worthwhile.

So on Friday August 9th from 6am - no shows, no ads, no news, no traffic, no weather.

We’re not talking, so you can.

Movember is pleased to partner with No Talk Day.

Movember NZ Country Manager Robert Dunne says, “When Radio Hauraki approached us with this idea we were excited to be involved. As a charity addressing some of the biggest health challenges facing men, we know an initiative like this can create behavioural change with men which is so hard to do. If No Talk Day saves one man, it will be worthwhile.”