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Prison opposition group protests solitary confinement

Prison opposition group protests solitary confinement Prison opposition group protests solitary confinement , 8.91 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Every year thousands of New Zealands prisoners are put in solitary confinement meaning they are isolated from human contact for sometimes up to 24hours.

Today Lucy Austin headed down to Aotea Square to speak with Emmy Rakete from the organisation People against Prisons Aotearoa who have set up a protest to raise awareness of solitary confinement in New Zealand.  

The group are seeking to end the practice in New Zealand arguing that it violates human rights. 

New Zealand's Melanesia "quarantine" blamed for Manus conflict

New Zealand's Melanesia "quarantine" to blame for Manus conflict New Zealand's Melanesia "quarantine" to blame for Manus conflict, 18.87 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Pacific academic Scott Hamilton says New Zealand shares some of the blame for conflict on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island because of its neglection of the Melanesia region. 

Palau caught between Taiwan-China dispute

Palau caught between Taiwan-China dispute Palau caught between Taiwan-China dispute, 5.51 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

The Pacific nation of Palau has had as much as half of its tourism economy cut in half after a China imposed ban. Mack talks to an expert in Taiwan-Pacific relations to understand why.

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 28th November

The Wire with Reuben:Tuesday 28th November The Wire with Reuben:Tuesday 28th November, 109.66 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Lucy Austin Speaks to Emmy Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about their protest against solitary confinement.

On the Green desk, Conor Mercer speaks with Caitlin Carew from Forest and Bird about the declining Hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin population on the Whenua Hou sanctuary Island in Foveaux Strait.

Pacific academic Scott Hamilton says New Zealand shares some of the blame for conflict on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. Mack Smith finds out more.

Jack Marshal has a chat to landscape architect Thomas Woltz about the future of Cornwall Park and the legacy of private philanthropy.

Lastly, the Pacific nation of Palau has lost as much as half of its tourism economy cut after China imposed a ban. Mack Smith talks to an expert in Taiwan-Pacific relations to understand why.

 

A master plan for a gorgeous park

A master plan for a gorgeous park A master plan for a gorgeous park, 33.76 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

An American Landscape architect by the name of Thomas Waltz has completed a one hundred year master plan seeking to guide the develop Cornwall Park.

The plan seeks to balance the cultural and agricultural landscape of New Zealand and even includes a human land bridge over Greenlane Rd.

Jack Marshal spoke to Nelson Woltz earlier and asked him what exactly makes a good public space

Who is Destiny Church and what purpose do they serve?

Who is Destiny Church and what purpose do they serve? Who is Destiny Church and what purpose do they serve? , 11.43 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

Reporter Sam Smith spoke to history professor Peter Lineham about Destiny Church, who they are and what purpose they serve in New Zealand society? 

Talking with Walid Zazai, a refugee on Manus Island

Talking with Walid Zazai, a refugee on Manus Island Talking with Walid Zazai, a refugee on Manus Island, 12.23 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

Refugees on Manus Island were forcibly removed at the end of last week and shifted into transit centres elsewhere on the island. Reports have described the beatings that occurred during the move and the inadequate conditions of the new centres. Walid Zazai has been vocal on social media trying to keep people up to date with what is happening in the camps. Katie Doyle spoke with Zazai just after they had been moved.

The Wire with Joel: Monday 27th November

The Wire with Joel: Monday 27th November The Wire with Joel: Monday 27th November, 101.91 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

Joel and Sam took on The Wire for Monday the 27th of November in which:

Lilian Hanly spoke to Sina Brown-Davis about racist interactions between police and Tongan fans.

Joel chatted to Green Party leader James Shaw about the Housing Stocktake Report which was commissioned by Phil Twyford as well as the Role of TVNZ in New Zealand.

Katie Doyle talked to Walid Zazai, a refugee on Manus Island.

Producer Sam talks to Peter Lineham about Destiny Church.

Are flags weapons? Racial profiling in South Auckland

Are flags weapons? Racial profiling in South Auckland Are flags weapons? Racial profiling in South Auckland , 10.54 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

News director Lillian Hanly speaks with Sina Brown-Davis about what she saw during Tongan rugby league supporters celebrations in South Auckland on Saturday. This included police removing a Tongan flag from her daughter fearing it could be used as a weapon. 

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 26th of November, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 26th of November, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 26th of November, 2017, 27.1 MB
Sun 26 Nov 2017

Hannah gives you the low down on the best bFM news bits of the week.