The Nutters Club

From Newstalk ZB’s Auckland studio, Mike King, resident psychiatrist Dr. David Codyre and Psychologist Malcolm Falconer welcome new guests to the show each week. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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Series 4 episode guide

Episode 1 Aiden Broughton
Aiden Broughton was destined for success but when he experienced sudden emotional and mental set-backs his private world and law career quickly came apart.

Episode 2 Michele Elliott
When Michele Elliot lost her teen son Jordan to suicide she was immediately thrust into a world of confusion, pain and grief and unable to find support from services.

Episode 3 Tai Tupou
When Tai Tupou discovered a truth that shocked him to his core, he decided to turn this upheaval into a positive statement that has changed his world.

Episode 4 Richie Hardcore
A champion martial artist, Richie speaks about the issues facing young people growing-up with the consequences of family relationships ruled by alcohol and violence.

Episode 5 Helena McAlpine
Helena McAlpine made New Zealand home for a decade and enjoyed a wild ride of parties and media exposure. But it all came to a hard-stop when Helena was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 31 years of age

Episode 6 Hamiora de Thierry
Kicked-out of home at fifteen and raised on the streets of Huntly, Hamiora de Thierry, is a street-smart guy with neat, sideways observations on what it means to grow up as a young urban Maori.

Episode 7 Bryan Townley
He’s the singing hotel manager from Invercargill who won hearts on The X Factor but beneath the on-stage presence, Bryan carries a load of grief from the sudden, tragic death of his life partner and wife Annette.

Episode 8 David Hunt
Successful third generation farmer David Hunt joins The Nutters Club to share his dramatic story of his rapid descent into chronic depression and the long road back.

Episode 9 Deb Shillingford and McHayla Brinkley
Seventeen year old year McHayla suffered in silence, hiding her private pain from those she loved including her mum Deb, until she thought there was only one way out.

Episode 10 Aroha Hathaway
Broadcaster, actress, former law student and all-round bright spark, Aroha Hathaway shares from the heart the terrible toll sexual abuse has had on her life but this is not the tale of a broken woman.

Episode 11  Ken Clearwater and Rewi Smith
As survivors of male sexual abuse, Ken Clearwater and Rewi Smith have each walked different long paths to recovery and mental wellbeing and now call on their experience to help others.

Episode 12 Lisa Tamati
Lisa Tamati’s story is one of survival. She’s an ultramarathon runner but her toughest journey has been in recovery from an abusive relationship, and serious depression.

Episode 13 Hemi Pou and Dale Mackey
Kaumātua Hemi Pou befriended Dale Mackey when Dale was struggling with his diagnosis of schizophrenia. The result has been life-changing experience for both men.

Episode 14 Martin Crowe
Cricketing legend Martin Crowe had long-fought private battles that were destroying his mental wellbeing. Now a recent shock diagnosis of cancer created a new challenge and has provided unexpected positive outcomes.

Episode 15 Chloe Waretini
Chloe Waretini is a bright young creative mind but she has also has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Her journey finding the right treatment has helped her find a way back into a world of hope. 

Episode 16 Arana Pearson
Peer support worker Arana Pearson hears voices and has seen the best and worst of the mental health system. After a lifetime of challenging experiences, he now shares lessons with others who share his often-misunderstood condition.

Episode 17 Todd Kerehana
Todd grew up bullied and isolated by his peers. It took a path of self-exploration to realize his sexual identity and find a new understanding of his past as he re-engaged with his Maori heritage.

Episode 18 Brendan Wade
Working in a ship’s engineering room Brendan Wade thought he was dying but doctors reassured him that it was panic, not a heart attack that engulfed him. He now shares his own perspective on managing health and wellbeing.

Episode 19 Zack Makoare
Zack was a man who grew up in the shadow of violence. After losing his teenage son to suicide, Zack has worked through the grief and turned his life around, creating a charitable trust that helps young people achieve to their fullest potential.

Episode 20 Ezekiel Raui
After a spate of teen suicides in the Far North, one young college student stepped up in an attempt to start a dialogue about an epidemic that nobody is talking about.