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NZ & Tokelau: 'high-handed neo-colonialism'

NZ and Tokelau - 'high-handed neo-colonialism' NZ and Tokelau - 'high-handed neo-colonialism' , 5.6 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

An academic says New Zealand’s Foreign Ministry has no business controlling Tokelau because it’s a realm state.

Under New Zealand’s direction, Tokelau has suffered restrictions on its capital spending and has been forced to suspend two public servants this year.

The University of Auckland’s John McCaffery said a 2010 parliamentary report on New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific made it clear that  there needed to be change in how realm countries are treated.

McCaffery told producer Mack Smith that New Zealand’s recent involvement in Tokelau were an affront to the nation and unconstitutional.

200th Year Anniversary of the Bicycle

200th Year Anniversary of the Bicycle 200th Year Anniversary of the Bicycle , 12.06 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

This year marks the 200th year anniversary of the bicyle. 

Producer Conor Mercer spoke with Todd Dixon from MOTAT who are celebrating it with their event Changing Gears. 

The project looks at how the bicycle has evolved over the year and the way it has become a part of classic kiwi culture.   . 

 

Te Reo Māori and the Media: A Panel Discussion

Te Reo Māori and the Media: A Panel Discussion Te Reo Māori and the Media: A Panel Discussion , 18.35 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

In the last week, RNZ has come under fire for its use of Te Reo with Don Brash among others annoyed by its presence on national radio, and television. Brash says he doesn’t understand the language, says it has no value to him, and that it is being rammed down peoples throats. Other people like media commentator John Drinnan say RNZ does not have a strategy for its use of Te Reo, with no reason given as to why it is being used and what is being said. The Monday Wire team were joined for a live panel discussion on the use of Te Reo in the media by news director Lillian Hanly, Morning Glory host Geneva Alexander-Marsters, and former Wire producer Atereano Mateariki. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 4th December

The Wire with Joel: Monday 4th December The Wire with Joel: Monday 4th December, 74.64 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

Joel and Producer Sam host The Wire for Monday the 4th of December in which:

Sam talks to Rebecca Hobbs from Save Our Unique Landscape about their Hikoi on Karangahape Road this Saturday.

Joel talked to AUT’s Merja Myllylahti about the New Zealand annual media ownership report that she released.

Leonard Powell talked to Barter Barber Sam Dowdall who’s travelling around the country giving men haircuts and using that as an opportunity to get them to open up for mental health.

We held a panel on the use of Te Reo Maori in the media and discuss the outrage on display from all sides.

The Barter Barber: Raising awareness for mens mental health with haircuts

The Barter Barber: Raising awareness for mens mental health with haircuts The Barter Barber: Raising awareness for mens mental health with haircuts, 13.37 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

 Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Sam Dowdall who's travelling the country cutting men's hair and helping men open up about mental health while sitting in the barber chair, as this is something that's often obscured by ideas of masculinity. He's known as the Barter Barber and is trying to do something about a problem that he along with so many others have seen first hand.

If you need someone to talk to:

Lifeline: 09-522 2999

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757

Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi: SOUL on the March

Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi: SOUL on the March Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi: SOUL on the March , 11.85 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

This Saturday, Save Our Unique Landscape or SOUL have organized a hikoi along K Road. The event, Te Karanga a Hape Hikoi aims to raise awareness about the group’s campaign to save Ihumatao in Mangere from development, while symbolically connect Ihumatao with K Road through the shared story of Hape. They hope the Hikoi will alert their struggle to more people in the CBD who might not be aware of Ihumatao and the planned Fletcher development there. Sam Smith spoke to SOUL member Rebecca Hobbs about the event and what they hope to achieve from it.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 3rd of December, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 3rd of December, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 3rd of December, 2017, 28.95 MB
Sun 3 Dec 2017

Hannah Ross gives us the best of the weeks 95bFM news bits. This week we looked into the reporting of tongan rugby league supporters from the game last week, we also looked into Papua New Guinea's Manus Island more and 95bfm news teamer Lisa Boudet proved some great interviewing skills with an interview with Phil Twyford.

Curious Cultural Christmas Corner: Diwali

Curious Cultural Christmas Corner: Diwali Curious Cultural Christmas Corner: Diwali, 4.83 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

In a new segment highlighting the lead up to Christmas, the Friday Wire team explore different cultures and religions, and how each one marks and celebrates the closing of the year. This week we looked at the origins of the Diwali festival, and how it is celebrated in New Zealand!

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st December

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st December The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st December, 111.07 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

Producer Conor spoke with Mark Jennings, formerly of Media Works, on the People's Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media. Mark served as a panelist on the commission, and travelled to various parts of the country to engage in discussion with concerned individuals.

Today Jami-Lee Ross talks to Kelly about the role of the opposition and what that entails in terms of keeping the government accountable. They touch on the debacle surrounding the water royalty and the TPP, and whether Jacinda Ardern's coalition notes should be made public

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide we look at the legalisation of euthenasia in Victoria. We also discuss the sexual harassment allegations made against TV host Don Burke, and Nicole informs us of a surprising move from Triple J. 

In a new segment highlighting the lead up to Christmas, the Friday Wire team explore different cultures and religions, and how they mark and celebrate the closing of the year. This week we looked at the origins of the Diwali festival, and how it is celebrated in New Zealand!

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Wendy Preston of Mixit on the recent book launch of ‘It’s All of Us’. She then speaks with multiple organisations around refugees and the struggles faced with integration into New Zealand.

Recognising Refugees

Recognising Refugees Recognising Refugees, 40.41 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Wendy Preston of Mixit on the recent book launch of ‘It’s All of Us’. She then speaks with multiple organisations around refugees and the struggles faced with integration into New Zealand.