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The Wire with Justin: 10th October 2019

The Wire with Justin: 10th October 2019 The Wire with Justin: 10th October 2019, 42.57 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

Justin talks to Finance Minister Grant Robertson about the government's $7 billion surplus.

On International Desk, Justin talks to University of Nice and l'École Polytechnique professor Vincent Martigny about former French President Jacques Chirac, who passed away at the end of last month.

Louis talks to Dr Lara Greaves of Auckland University about the potential low voter turnout at the local elections.

Jack Marshall talks to Dr Julienne Molineaux, the Director of the Policy Observatory, about online voting.

Neighbourhood Watch looks into Extinction Rebellion protests in Australia and the collaspe of White Ribbon Australia.

Justin's International Desk: October 10, 2019

Justin's International Desk: October 10, 2019 Justin's International Desk: October 10, 2019, 30.2 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

Justin talks to Vincent Martigny, a political science professor at the University of Nice and l'École Polytechnique in Paris, about the life and legacy of former French President Jacques Chirac, who passed away at the end of September.  Chirac was the President of France between 1995 and 2007.  He also served as the Mayor of Paris and the French Prime Minister.

Government Surplus: October 10th 2019

Government Surplus: October 10th 2019 Government Surplus: October 10th 2019, 11.71 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

The government has announced that there has been a surplus of 7.5 billion dollars - the biggest budget surplus in a decade, more than double forecasts. Justin talked to Finance Minister Grant Robertson to see what made up the surplus and how the government is going to spend it.

Low Voter Turnout with Lara Greaves: October 10th, 2019

Low Voter Turnout with Lara Greaves: October 10th, 2019 Low Voter Turnout with Lara Greaves: October 10th, 2019, 15.66 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

The local elections are in full swing this year, with the predicted voter turnout for this Saturday's local elections heading for an all-time record low. It seems turnout has been slipping every three years, with current estimates for 2019s local elections unlikely to be above 40 per cent. So who’s to blame for this crisis of voter decline? Is it on the voters or do we have an out of date system? Louis spoke with Dr. Lara Greaves, A lecturer in politics & public policy at the University of Auckland, about the current climate surrounding these local elections, as well as solutions for voter certainty in the future.

 

Online Voting with Dr Julienne Molineaux: October 1st, 2019

Online Voting with Dr Julienne Molineaux: October 1st, 2019 Online Voting with Dr Julienne Molineaux: October 1st, 2019, 5.64 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

What do we do about our falling voter rates in local elections? Some say we offer chocolate, sasage sizzles or make it a holiday, though, the most common call is to put voting online.

However, Dr Julienne Molineaux, Director of The Policy Observatory, says voting in local elections is far too complex, with too many options and too few clear opinions for voters, thus, online voting won't do much.

Producer Jack Marshall spoke with Dr Molineaux about the problems with local elections and how we might improve them.

 

Government Budget Surplus w/ Glenn Barclay: October 9, 2019

Government Budget Surplus w/ Glenn Barclay: October 9, 2019 Government Budget Surplus w/ Glenn Barclay: October 9, 2019, 5.26 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

Yesterday the government announced the largest budget surplus in a decade. Finance Minister Grant Robertson stated that their surplus had increased to 7.5 billion dollars. He attributed this to a strong economy that is “outperforming much larger developed countries”. John Milford, chief executive of Wellington Chamber of Commerce stated in an RNZ interview that the surplus was delivered by a strong business community, high employment and a strong GST take. Meanwhile, the National party has rebuked the government's claims, accusing them of “sitting on a stack of money” by not properly supporting underfunded public services. The Public Service Association, New Zealand's largest union, representing a variety of government-employed workers, has stated that this surplus is an indication that more needs to be spent on services and issues, including the housing crisis, hospitals and beneficiaries. William Boyd spoke with PSA National Secretary Glenn Barclay about their recent press release on the announcement. Will started off by quoting both the government and National’s stance on the surplus and asking whether he or the PSA agrees with either.

Tuia 250 - Why are the commemorations so decisive?

Tuia 250 - Why are the commemorations so decisive? Tuia 250 - Why are the commemorations so decisive? , 24.24 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

2019 marks the 250th anniversary of when Captain James Cook arrived in Aotearoa. Tuia 250, is commemorating  the first onshore meetings between Māori – the tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand – and Pākehā in 1769–70. The commerations have been met with mixed responses, taking place at the arrival of the Endeavour yesterday. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Owen Lloyd, Chairman of  the Tairawhiti District Māori Council, who has a deep connection to te Tairawhiti on both his Pakeha and Maori side. He has very different views to those expressed by many maori in the mainstream media, so I began the interview by asking him about his own personal take on the Tuia 250 commemorations, and about the response of protestors like his colleague Marise Lant.

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: Wednesday 9th October, 2019

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: Wednesday 9th October, 2019 The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: Wednesday 9th October, 2019, 99.49 MB
Wed 9 Oct 2019

On the show today!

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones, it’s Nobel Prize week and we discuss some of the achievements being recognised by the scientific community

Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Owen Lloyd, Chairman of  the Tairawhiti District Māori Council about Tuia 250, and the protests that took place in Gisbourne

William talked to Nation Secretary of the Public Service Association Glenn barclay about the recent announcement of a budget surplus from the government.

Lillian spoke to Saharawi resistance spokesperson Tecber Ahmed Saleh who works for the Ministry of Health in the Saharawi refugee camps about the implications of NZ importing 70 percent of its phosphate from Western Sahara through Morocco

Extinction Rebellion w / Melanie Vautier: October 8, 2019

Extinction Rebellion w / Melanie Vautier: October 8, 2019 Extinction Rebellion w / Melanie Vautier: October 8, 2019, 8.43 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

Olivia discusses the climate crisis and rebellious acts with Extinction Rebellion activist Melanie Vautier amidst their ongoing actions in Pōneke.

 

The Wire with Olivia: October 8, 2019

The Wire with Olivia: October 8, 2019 The Wire with Olivia: October 8, 2019, 105.41 MB
Tue 8 Oct 2019

E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today!

  • Mitch talks to Lauren Vargo at the Green Desk about glaciers and ice melting across Aotearoa.
  • Oscar talks to Minister Kelvin Davis about #Tuia250 and what the Labour Party see it as meaning for Aotearoa's future.
  • Olivia discusses the climate crisis and rebellious acts with Extinction Rebellion activist Melanie Vautier amidst their ongoing actions in Pōneke.
  • And finally Oscar talks to Tim Bowater of the living compost system up at OMG Auckland to discuss his work there, non linear climate change solutions and carbon sequestration.