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Wide-scale Wellington train strikes

Wide-scale Wellington train strikes Wide-scale Wellington train strikes, 21.41 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Train workers in Wellington will strike for 24 hours starting early Thursday morning, over longstanding contract conditions.

This will be the largest industrial action taken on the railways of Wellington since 1994 and up to 30,000 rail passengers are likely to be effected.

This is not the first strike in recent times over this issue, with a two hour strike having taken place in during October this year.

Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary, Wayne Butson, told Radio New Zealand that industrial action was the only alternative after months of negotiations..

Reuben McLaren spoke to Wayne Butson to find out more.

 

Malakai Kaloamatangi Speaks On Yesterday's Tongan Election

Malakai Kaloamatangi Speaks On Yesterday's Tongan Election Malakai Kaloamatangi Speaks On Yesterday's Tongan Election, 20.33 MB
Fri 17 Nov 2017

Yesterday's Tongan election saw a decisive victory, for the previously governing Democratic Party. Professor at Massey University, Malakai Kaloamatangi, joins us on the phone from Tonga where he has been working as an international observer. He shares his thoughts on the election, and what we might expect to see once the new Parliament has formed.

James is Shaw New Zealand will be a leader in fighting climate change

James is Shaw New Zealand will be a leader in fighting climate change James is Shaw New Zealand will be a leader in fighting climate change, 14.59 MB
Fri 17 Nov 2017

Producer Conor talks to Green Party Leader James Shaw about what he's currently doing in Germany at the COP3 event, and why he believes New Zealand has something to offer to the fight against climate change as a small but developed country. 

Louisa Wall on Marriage Equality

Louisa Wall on Marriage Equality Louisa Wall on Marriage Equality, 30.17 MB
Thu 16 Nov 2017

Yesterday was an historic day for Australia. The postal survey vote for marriage equality returned an overwhelming 61% yes vote, so now a bill can make its way through the senate and Australia can experience marriage reform, something new Zealand achieved four years ago. I spoke earlier with Labour MP Louisa Wall who wrote the New Zealand bill, about marriage equality, and the road thus far in both New Zealand and Australia.

 

Healthy homes with Woodhouse

Healthy homes with Woodhouse Healthy homes with Woodhouse, 8.27 MB
Thu 16 Nov 2017

Labour has announced it will be pushing through its Healthy Homes Bill to put stricter regulations on landlords. Lachlan spoke with National's Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse about the bill and why his party won't be supporting it.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 16th October

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 16th October The Wire with Harry: Thursday 16th October, 111.86 MB
Thu 16 Nov 2017

On this week's Wire, Harry talks to Labour MP Louisa Wall about the Australian Marriage Equality referendum.

Lachlan talks to National MP Michael Woodhouse about the new government's Healthy Homes Bill.

Lachland also has a piece on a report into New Zealand's compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, talking to Children's Comissioner Andrew Beecroft, Jeni Cartwright from Child Poverty Action Group and the Human Rights Comission's David Rutherford.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1989, and the end of the Seperate Amenities Act in Aparthied South Africa.

Children's rights in Aotearoa

Children's rights in Aotearoa Children's rights in Aotearoa, 12.63 MB
Thu 16 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft, Jeni Catrwright from the Child Poverty Action Group, and David Rutherford from the Human Rights Commission about whether New Zealand is meeting its obligations unde the UN COnvention on the Rights of the Child.

Renters to hit a home-run

Renters to hit a home-run Renters to hit a home-run, 10.68 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Producer Will speaks to action stations Rick Zwaan about the upcoming debates on the proposed healthy homes bill. The bill includes suggestions made by the Peoples Review of Renting, which housing minister Phil Twyford has made a commitment to upholding. 

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 15th November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 105.73 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

On the Wednesday Wire today,

For Dear Science, Allan Blackman talks with us about DNA Sunscreen, how to get rid of pesticides from your fruit, and "fake news" allegations in science journals.  

Producer Will Parsonson talks to Rick Zwaan, spokesperson for the ‘Peoples review of renting report’, about amendments to be made to the poor conditions of rental properties.

Tracey Martin of NZ First talks to Lillian Hanly about what will replace National Standards and the Government inquiry into children who were abused while in state care.

Producer Reuben McLaren speaks to the General Secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, Wayne Butson, regarding the wide scale industrial action being taken by Rail Workers in Wellington tomorrow.

United Future without a future

United Future without a future United Future without a future, 12.84 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

Mack speaks to Damien Light, the leader of the recently disbanded United Future party about what the future holds.