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Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
Youth coordinator of Auckland Women's Centre Gabriella Brayne speaks on the Our body Our choice rally, reproductive rights, intersectional feminisms and the rally’s kaupapa of trans-inclusivity. We also speak on recommendations made by the select committee, and limitations in regards to access to emergency contraception.
Sherry catches up with Dr James Wenley, a Drama lecturer and theatre critic on performance, masculinity, whiteness and Pākehā privilege. We speak about what it means to be a supportive ally, white male fragility, and accessibility to art.
According to James “ as uncomfortable questions thrown up around the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival and non-Māori protestors at Ōwairaka claiming mana whenua status, Pākehā seem to be going through a renewed identity crisis.
Sherry begins by asking James what he means by calling it a post dramatic metatheatrical lecture performance solo,
Last Friday the UN’s Special Rapporteur, Leilani Farha, met with a group of Māori leaders in this sector, who have diverse housing needs and aspirations, with a specific focus on sharing critical insights, experiences and challenges for Māori in achieving adequate housing.
The UN Special Rapporteur is an independent expert appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to examine and report on a country, situation or a specific human rights issue. Leilani Farha is visiting New Zealand for nine days from the 10th until the 19th of February to assess developments in housing in Aotearoa, as well as challenges and gaps in the protection and promotion of the right to adequate housing.
Our news director Lillian Hanley got in touch with Jacqueline paul, a spokesperson & assistant researcher for Nga Wai a Te Tui, who are in hui with Leilani...
Just under a week ago, the government announced an action plan to combat homelessness in Aotearoa. The plan - to pledged three hundred million dollars to provide an additional one thousand transitional housing units.
In the accompanying press release, it was explained that the Government was already carrying out “a public housing plan on a scale that has not been seen in New Zealand for 40 years”.
However, the announcement did not come without its criticisms & one of the issues that people found disappointing was no further funding for state housing, making this claim not credible.
So I got in touch with Michael Sharp, a barrister based in Mount Maunganui & member of the State Housing Action Network, a network of organisations interested in state housing provisions around Aotearoa.
They believe the action plan fails to provide for increases in the state housing stock, which are essential for addressing the homelessness crisis. We start by addressing the recent announcement…
Justin discussed with E Tu's Senior National Industrial Officer Paul Tolich about New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' admission that the party was responsible for the photographs of journalists Guyon Espiner and Matt Shand, who are investigating the New Zealand First Foundation, and former party president Lester Gray.