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Oil Drilling in Taranaki with Urs Signer: July 19th, 2019

Oil Drilling in Taranaki with Urs Signer: July 19th, 2019 Oil Drilling in Taranaki with Urs Signer: July 19th, 2019, 5.89 MB
Fri 19 Jul 2019

New drilling has commenced off the Taranaki coast, coming after government decision to not allow any new drilling permits. Climate Justice Taranaki Spokesperson Urs Signer joins us to tell us what is happening with the new rigg and what action they're taking against this. 

The National Party with Denise Lee: July 19th, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: July 19th, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: July 19th, 2019, 31.61 MB
Fri 19 Jul 2019

This day in history: 19th June, 2019

This day in history: 19th June, 2019 This day in history: 19th June, 2019, 16.56 MB
Fri 19 Jul 2019

This day in history goes back to 1997 for the resumption of a ceasefire between the government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

Auckland City Council's Marguerite Delbet: Friday 19th July, 2019

Auckland City Council's Marguerite Delbet: Friday 19th July, 2019 Auckland City Council's Marguerite Delbet: Friday 19th July, 2019, 13.23 MB
Fri 19 Jul 2019

Tamaki Makaurau is due for another local election, this year it will be taking place on the 8th of October. Believe it or not, that’s only in a few months. The nomination period is now open, with 170 roles being contested. Aside from the mayoral race, 20 councillors will be elected to represent the 13 supercity wards. A further 149 local representatives will be elected across the boards. But will the locals take part? Auckland has a reputation, like many cities across New Zealand, to cut it a little fine when it comes to the locals vote. Louis spoke with Auckland Councils very own General Manager, Marguerite Delbet, who is behind the services of democracy when it comes to the Supercities local election. Here we are, talking about what is happening with the nominations.

The Wire with Laura: July 19th, 2019

The Wire with Laura: July 19th, 2019 The Wire with Laura: July 19th, 2019, 102.12 MB
Fri 19 Jul 2019

The full show podcast for July 18th, 2019. First, National Party Member, Denise Lee, joins us to discuss governments clean vehicle initiative and why National isn't on board with the idea.

Then, for poll position we discuss the question "do you support a transition to electric vehicles?", where the boys get distracted by an arbortist working next to the studio.

After that, Louis Laws speaks to Auckland Councils General Manager of Democratic Services, Marguerite Delbet about the local election happening in October.

Next, Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Urs Signer, tells us about the new oil drilling that has commenced off the Taranaki coast. Unfortunately we had to fade out early on his interview but it is podcast in full if you'd like to jump over here

Finally, Ben Goldson caps off the show with This Day In History where he talks about Northern Ireland's ceasefire in 1997.  

 

Board Games w / Tracy Mulholland; July 18, 2019

Board Games w / Tracy Mulholland; July 18, 2019 Board Games w / Tracy Mulholland; July 18, 2019, 23.57 MB
Thu 18 Jul 2019

For a second installment of Board Games this week, we talk to our new regular, Tracy Mulholland of the Whau Local Board. We discuss what effective contribution is, how we can make sure local body politicians are doing their jobs as well as a swift update on what is happening in the Whau. Tune in to find out more. 

Housing Market w/ Dr Campbell Jones: July 18, 2019

Housing Market w/ Dr Campbell Jones: July 18, 2019 Housing Market w/ Dr Campbell Jones: July 18, 2019, 16.69 MB
Thu 18 Jul 2019

This week on The Wire, Gautami spoke to Dr Campbell Jones , a researcher from Economic and Social Research Aotearoa and who is also a Professor of Sociology here at the University of Auckland. He talked about the state of housing in New Zealand and the initiatives young people can take to get into the property market.

The Thursday Wire; July 18, 2019

The Thursday Wire; July 18, 2019 The Thursday Wire; July 18, 2019 , 104.67 MB
Thu 18 Jul 2019

The full show podcast for the July 18th edition of the Thursday Wire.

And a full show it is indeed. 

For a second installment of Board Games this week, we talk to our new regular, Tracy Mulholland of the Whau Local Board. We discuss what effective contribution is, how we can make sure local body politicians are doing their jobs as well as a swift update on what is happening in the Whau. Tune in to find out more. 

Gautami spoke to Dr Campbell Jones , a researcher from Economic and Social Research Aotearoa and who is also a Professor of Sociology here at the University of Auckland. He talked about the state of housing in New Zealand and the initiatives young people can take to get into the property market.

 

We are also joined by Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounadis to discuss the week in Australian News. This week we discuss the yet again proposed closure of Uluru to climbers, as well as the Raise the Rate campaign looking to raise benefits and reform the Australian Newstart system.  

And finally, Andrew Little joins us again this week just as he is about to step aboard an aeroplane. Lillian Hanly speaks to him about the Crime Fund, Drones and road safety changes. Minister Little is however heading to Whangarei tomorrow to visit the District Court, so Lillian starts by asking what such a visit involves.

Thank you to all who made this show happen, the people who spoke to us and of course, you, the listener. 

I/V w/ Flight Plastics on recycling: July 17, 2019

I/V w/ Flight Plastics on recycling: July 17, 2019 I/V w/ Flight Plastics on recycling: July 17, 2019, 18.07 MB
Wed 17 Jul 2019

As part of Sherry’s investigation into New Zealand’s process with Waste Management, she spoke with Derek Lander from Flight Plastics, one of New Zealand’s only PET recycling plants. Currently, type one PET, clear soft drink bottles, and type 2 HDPE, milk bottles, are recycled domestically. The other 5 types of plastics, including mixed, are sent off shore to be processed. However with the tightening of China's and South East Asian countries intake of offshore waste, active solutions for domestic waste management is all the more pressing. Sherry begins by asking Derek about the organisation Flight Plastics and how PET plastic is recycled.

Plastic recycling is only one of the solutions to reducing the environmental impact of waste. While Sherry was looking into solutions to recycling other forms of plastic, she stumbled upon the Taranaki road and Northland fence posts made from recycled plastic. And while these are exciting developments, the question remains on the effect of micro plastics as these products breakdown...

I/V w/ Otago University researchers on gender binaries in sport: July 17, 2019

I/V w/ Otago University researchers on gender binaries in sport: July 17, 2019 I/V w/ Otago University researchers on gender binaries in sport: July 17, 2019, 6.56 MB
Wed 17 Jul 2019

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines that allow male-to-female transgender athletes to compete in the women’s category at the elite level has raised significant debate since being introduced in 2015. Today I spoke to bio-ethicists from the University of Otago, Dr. Taryn Knox, Associate Professor Lynley Anderson and Professor Alison Heather about some research they conducted around the topic. Dr. Knox and Associate Professor Anderson gave some context, while Professor Heather spoke on the science of the research. Admittedly, I have very little knowledge about transgender athletes and indeed, transgender issues in general which is why I felt compelled to conduct this interview in an atempt to find out more. However, when talking to the researchers it became apparent that they could not comment on the social implications their research might have. For this reason, I have cut much of the content simply because keeping it in would add little to the conversation. Two separate interviews were conducted on two separate phone calls, which is why there may be some overlap in relation to the questions I asked. Stay tuned for a follow up on this topic in the following weeks, because the interview primarily explores the science behind transgender athletes, but does not address the issue of identity adequately enough.