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Kelly Enright is an AUT Communications student, with a flair for investigative journalism and social justice. She lived in Melbourne for 2 years, occasionally packing her backpack for a few months at a time to venture further north of the equator. Kelly loves chatting with people over black coffee and eating peanut butter from the jar.
Kelly talked to performer and writer Frith Horan who is in the process, with her co-writer Ava, of devising a light-hearted piece for the Fringe Festival. The two insanely talented performers are wanting to take a poke at what people see as ‘cool’ and the constant conformity they have viewed and experienced in our culture. Frith starts by explaining her background as a performer:
‘Cool Behaviour’ will be showing at the Vault at Q Theatre from the 22-24 feb at 8.30pm. You can find tickets at aucklandfringe.co.nz and you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.
Producer Laura Kvigstad, speaks with President of the New Zealand Educational Institute, Lynda Stuart, on the future of education in New Zealand. Stuart touches on rising costs for parents, the technological influences on education and the importance of bringing more teachers into the pression.
Two iwi who settled Treaty breaches with the crown in the 1990s have received a combined $370 million in further payment due to clauses in the agreements. Waikato Tainui and Ngai Tahu were paid the money in December last year due to relativity clauses that mean they get a portion of future settlements over the $1 billion fiscal envelope set in the 1990s. Lachlan spoke with Treaty Negotiations minister Andrew Little about the payments.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is reportedly a done deal, again. The rebranded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership is due to be signed in Chile on 8 March. Labour and NZ First are confident in changes, and have spent this most part of this morning defending their decision to flip from their pre election stance and sign. Meanwhile James Shaw released a statement that greens still will not sign. I chatted today with TPP critic Professor Jane Kelsey of the University of Auckland Law School to unpack what changes are in the new agreement, and just how hard our government is pushing for their demands.
We’re starting off Wire Worry Week with education. Today we discuss the merits of a Bachelor of Arts degree and its relevance in 2018. Lachlan spoke with Massey University’s Richard Shaw about BAs and how useful the degree is. He began by asking him about the degree being seen as not having a clear career path and what the positives of it are.