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Children's rights in Aotearoa

Children's rights in Aotearoa Children's rights in Aotearoa, 12.63 MB
Thu 16 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft, Jeni Catrwright from the Child Poverty Action Group, and David Rutherford from the Human Rights Commission about whether New Zealand is meeting its obligations unde the UN COnvention on the Rights of the Child.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 15th November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 105.73 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

On the Wednesday Wire today,

For Dear Science, Allan Blackman talks with us about DNA Sunscreen, how to get rid of pesticides from your fruit, and "fake news" allegations in science journals.  

Producer Will Parsonson talks to Rick Zwaan, spokesperson for the ‘Peoples review of renting report’, about amendments to be made to the poor conditions of rental properties.

Tracey Martin of NZ First talks to Lillian Hanly about what will replace National Standards and the Government inquiry into children who were abused while in state care.

Producer Reuben McLaren speaks to the General Secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, Wayne Butson, regarding the wide scale industrial action being taken by Rail Workers in Wellington tomorrow.

Renters to hit a home-run

Renters to hit a home-run Renters to hit a home-run, 10.68 MB
Wed 15 Nov 2017

Producer Will speaks to action stations Rick Zwaan about the upcoming debates on the proposed healthy homes bill. The bill includes suggestions made by the Peoples Review of Renting, which housing minister Phil Twyford has made a commitment to upholding. 

The bobby calves behind your glass of milk

The bobby calves behind your glass of milk The bobby calves behind your glass of milk, 9.62 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

Animal advocacy group SAFE has launched a new campaign raising awareness of bobby calf deaths in the dairy industry. Mack hears from spokesperson Mandy Carter about the research behind it. 

Green Desk: Half-brained marine mammals

Green Desk: Half-brained marine mammals Green Desk: Half-brained marine mammals, 12.34 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

On the Green Desk this week with Conor Mercer, we hear about new research indicating a dive depth for aquatic mammals, where only half the brain is operating.

The Wire with India: Tuesday 14th November, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday 14th November, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday 14th November, 2017, 99.86 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

This week on the Tuesday Wire, we talk to Damien Light, leader of the now disbanded United Future party, citizens campaign group It's Our Future about the new TPP agreement and animal advocacy group SAFE about bobby calf deaths in the dairy industry. On the Green Desk we look at new research into the brain activity of marine mammals in deep water and Lucy Austin has a report on the role members of parliament play in New Zealand. 

'Labour are hypocritical on the TPP'- It's Our Future

'Labour are hypocritical on the TPP'- It's Our Future 'Labour are hypocritical on the TPP'- It's Our Future, 17.58 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

It was touch and go for the TPP over the weekend but the trade agreement survived talks with world leaders at the APEC summit in Vietnam over the weekend.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she’s pleased with the progress the government has made on the deal and claims it is now very different from the original TPP 12.

But its new name, the Comprehensive, Progressive Trans-pacific Partnership or CPTPP, hasn’t won over oppositionists including the Council of Trade Unions and even the Green Party.

Reuben McLaren spoke to It’s Our Future Coordinator, Stephen Parry, about the current version of the trade agreement.

What do MP's actually do?

What do MP's actually do? .mp3 mp3, 14.76 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

 What is the role of an MP and what do they actually do? It was brought to our attention this week that we actually know very little about what the people who represent us actually do. We sought to clarify this by speaking to electorate MP Michael Wood and list MP Paul Goldsmith who gave us an incite into their day to day duties. 

United Future without a future

United Future without a future United Future without a future, 12.84 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

Mack speaks to Damien Light, the leader of the recently disbanded United Future party about what the future holds. 

"An overreaction and typical!"

"An overreaction and typical!" "An overreaction and typical!", 8.16 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

We spoke with South Auckland blogger and resident Ben Ross about the media's "overreaction" to the Tongan rugby league supporters celebrations of their team's victory over New Zealand on the weekend.