Everybody Eats is all about feeding people. They rescue food that would otherwise go to landfill. Every monday night at Gemayze Street in St Kevins arcade, people from all walks of life are encouraged to come along for a 3 course meal, which is a pay as you feel basis. Leonard Powell has a chat with Nick Loosely, the man behind Everybody Eats.
Bronwyn Bent is a co-director of The Race, a play by the Hobson Street Theatre Company in association with the Auckland City Mission, that is on as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival. It looks at the way racism affects those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa and wants to spark a discussion that reminds people that ‘homeless don’t mean hopeless’. Lillian Hanly spoke with Bent before opening night tomorrow night and started by asking what the play was about.
The Government has confirmed the establishment of a four-member ministerial advisory group to investigate the establishment of a Public Media Funding Commission. The Labour Government has placed public broadcasting as a top priority for them this term especially when it comes to how public media is funded. Minister Claire Curran says a well-resourced public media is necessary to tell our stories and inform our democracy and that she wants to be sure we have the right framework for a resilient and sustainable New Zealand broadcasting system. Sam Smith spoke to the minister about the new advisory group and the state of public media.