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Last night, police presence at Ihumātao increased significantly and completely unexpectedly. The call was made for supporters to join those on the whenua. Things had escalated and one group of protestors had been isolated from the others. Lillian Hanly was there and put this report together so people can hear and feel some of what happened over the 5 hour stand off. Whakarongo mai.
To get some context and an update from the weekend, listen here.
Justin talks to Denis Leven, a student at the Moscow Higher School of Economics who attended protests in the Russian capital for the past two weeks, on what the protests are about and what happened. He also discussed with Dr Alexander Maxwell from Victoria University on how will the protests affect President Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia.
First up Olivia Holdsworth talks to Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage about a new action plan for biodiversity in Aotearoa.
Next up Oscar Perress brings us up to speed with what’s going on at Ihumātao.
Following that, for The International Desk Justin Wong speaks to Russian student and protester Denis Leven and academic Dr Alexander Maxwell to find out more about what’s going on at the Moscow protests.
And finally Lillian Hanly, who was at Ihumātao last night when the standoff occurred, brings us a report of her experience there on site.
Yesterday morning a discussion document titled Te Koiroa O Te Koiora – Our shared vision for living with nature was launched, aiming to engage all New Zealanders in helping to shape Aotearoa’s biodiversity strategy for the next 30 years. The creation of the discussion document, which was led by the Department of Conservation outlines some key goals to be achieved by 2050. To find out more Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and began by asking how this discussion document differs from the current Our Chance to Turn the Tide biodiversity strategy.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the party's AGM and whether they are moving away from their left of centre political position. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Rahul talks to Terry Bellamak from ALRANZ about Justice Minister, Andrew Little's anouncement today that abortion will be removed from the Crimes Act. Finally, Jemima wraps it up with an interview with James Ranstead, the President of the New Zealand Union of Student's Associations about the governments reform of vocational education announcement.
Students are in support of the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins' announcement on the Reform of Vocational Education as it is so far in line with the RoVE student wishlist. Jemima spoke to National President of the New Zealand Union of Student's Associations, James Ranstead about the announcement and why the reform is being met with such positivity by students.
This day in history goes back to 1964 for the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which the United States would claim served as justification for direct military involvement in the conflict between North and South Vietnam.
Helen Kelly- Together is a film screening in this years New Zealand International Film Festival. Helen Kelly is perhaps best described as a unionist, and a friend. She was well known for her work with the Pike River Mine families, as well as fighting for justice for those who lost family members in workplace accidents. Later in her life, she also became an accidental advocate for medical cannabis. Director Tony Sutorious was given access to Helen in the last year of her life, as she continued to do the work most important to her as well as undergoing cancer treatment. Lillian Hanly spoke with Tony this morning and started by asking how he gained that access.
At Green Desk today, Reporter Oscar Perress talks to Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at Auckland University of Technology, and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future. A big thank you for joining us!
This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia's failure to commit to Pacific climate emergency strategies, support for West Papua and the condemnation of Indonesia, and Tonga considering a ban on Facebook to stop royal slander.
This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw speaks to Jemima about the report on the failings of the 2018 online census and the Government's Chief Statistician resigning. They also discuss the recent $4.5 million grant funding for clean, green transport and prisoner voting rights.
The National Party's Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad this week to discuss Simon Bridges commentary around Ihumatoa that suggests the occupants need to "go home". Then, they have a chat around National's stance on coal following the Pacific Forum that platformed issues of climate change heavily. Finally, they round by talking about the 2018 census and whether the lack of engagement comes from an apathetic public or whether the blame rests solely on poor planning by the government.